Why We’re the Best Therapists in Austin

Incorporated in 2007, Just Mind is a boutique mental health clinic with a mission to remove the stigma sometimes associated with therapy, both through the environment we create and the unique attitudes of the associates who work with us. Our team receives regular clinical education from visiting guest experts and group supervision. Our therapists each have up to 30 years of experience and a wide array of specialties, and certifications. We pride ourselves on fostering a space for our clients that is comfortable, knowledgeable, and relatable. Read our testimonials from clients to see why we’re the best therapists in Austin. Just Mind is led by husband-and-wife team William and Teri Schroeder, who are Austin counselors as well.

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Austin Counselors

10–25+ Years of Experience

Senior Counselors & Consultants

Teri Schroeder, LCSW

Teri Schroeder, LCSW

Co-Owner, Counselor: Adults, Teens

Teri is a licensed clinical social worker with 15+ years of experience providing counseling and therapeutic services to adults and teenagers. She spent 10 years working in non-profit agencies and schools before transitioning to private work. She strives to empower clients to find their own inner strengths and overcome obstacles in life, particularly in healing from trauma. Her focus includes adult/childhood trauma, PTSD, grief/loss, life transitions, depression, anxiety, teen/adolescent issues, family-of-origin issues, LGBTQ issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Teri believes every person has the capacity for growth and change, and she helps clients find greater balance, personal insight, and resiliency. Her style is empathic and collaborative, and she is a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Consultant-in-Training. She uses EMDR, cognitive-behavioral therapy, somatic techniques, mindfulness, and expressive arts in her work.

William Schroeder, LPC, NCC

William Schroeder, LPC, NCC

Co-Owner, Counselor: Adults, Couples

William is a professional counselor with 12+ years of experience. He works with creatives, teens, techies, and people who feel like life is out of alignment, and specializes in autism spectrum disorder (ASD, previously known as Aspergers) and ADHD. He particularly enjoys helping people to develop new chapters in their lives after relationships end, and helping people understand anxiety. He thinks of what he does as helping clients deepen their emotional intelligence. William’s style is warm, humanistic, and solution-focused in his approach to helping people overcome obstacles. He has completed Level Two of Gottman training, basic training of Interpersonal Neurobiology (accessing neural networks), advanced training in ADHD, mindfulness, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is the founder of Just Mind and the Austin Mental Health Group, which has more than 2,100 therapists as members.

David Jenkins, LCSW

David Jenkins, LCSW

Counselor: Adults, Couples, Teens

David’s understanding that life involves all of who we are—mind, emotions, and body—is a foundational principle in his work. His counseling experience includes work with children 9+, adolescents, adults, and families, and he particularly enjoys focusing on relationships, family, and men’s issues. He helps men channel into their deeper emotional world and explore it in a way that is non-threatening but allows for deep work. With couples, David helps each partner to channel into their emotional world and use it as a bridge to link with their partner rather than as a wall that isolates. David has completed Level One of Gottman training and is trained on "Treating Trauma and Affairs" with John and Julie Gottman.

Marian Thompson, LCSW

Marian Thompson, LCSW

Counselor: Adults, Couples

Marian enjoys working with individual adults and couples and focuses on a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, life changes, sexuality, and relationship difficulties. She works from a strengths-based approach, using a mixture of counseling theories to fit the needs of each particular client, including mindfulness, somatic experiencing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic approaches. She has completed Level One of Gottman training for couples counseling. She has also completed her externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy, an evidence-based therapy for couples. She is sex-positive and strives to create a non-judgmental environment for clients of all orientations and lifestyles.

Eva Escobedo, LPC

Eva Escobedo, LPC

Counselor: Couples, Adults, Parenting, Families

Eva started her career as a therapist more than 20 years ago in New York City working with a population challenged by chronic mental illness. She completed a master’s degree in Rational Emotive Therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute, and a master’s degree in Humanistic and Existential Psychotherapy at CIEEXH. In 1994, she started a private practice in Mexico City where she gained invaluable experience working with clients who were facing relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, infertility, infidelity, loneliness, substance abuse, trauma, sexual identity, career planning, and parenting issues. Upon moving to Austin she completed the Professional Counseling Program at Texas State University in order to gain licensure in Texas. Eva is a TBRI® Practitioner and a Circle of Security® Parenting Facilitator. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Hungarian, Italian, and French.

Diana Schaefer, LCSW

Diana Schaefer, LCSW

Counselor: Adults, Couples

Diana is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience providing counseling to couples, adults, teens, and children in hospitals and non-profit agencies. She started in private practice in 1993 and recently relocated from New York to Austin, Texas. Diana believes in providing a respectful, non-judgmental, and caring environment for clients to explore and heal old wounds, reduce anxiety and depression, enhance communication in their relationships, and assist them in reaching their personal goals to have a happier, more fulfilled life. Diana is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and uses this approach to help clients process traumatic events in their lives. She also has advanced training in EFT (Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy). She helps couples to recognize their cycle, or “dance,” and how to change their “steps” to get out of it. She also uses mindfulness techniques and cognitive-behavioral therapy in her practice. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Sapana Donde, PhD

Sapana Donde, PhD

Psychologist: Adults

Dr. Sapana Donde is a licensed clinical psychologist with 10+ years of experience working in diverse clinical and community settings with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her specialty areas include depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD/ADD, interpersonal violence, childhood and adult trauma, acculturation and immigration, identity development, child welfare and adoption, career counseling, parenting issues, and spirituality/spiritual ambivalence. Sapana utilizes a warm, strengths-based, collaborative, creative, and flexible style. She enjoys integrating Somatic Experiencing® and an understanding of neurobiology with traditional therapeutic approaches to help clients discover and harness their innate resilient capacity to survive, heal, and even thrive after going through adverse life experiences.

Patricia Walker, LMFT

Patricia Walker, LMFT

Counselor: Couples, Adults

Patricia wants you to know what needs to change in your life in order to have the life you want. She listens to your hurts, grief, anger, and communication challenges, and helps you to move from your pain to hope by exploring and identifying your goals and helping you create a plan using your new insights and skills. She uses more than 25 years of experience in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, family systems, and tools from Imago Therapy, Gottman Therapy principles, communication–conflict resolution skills, and compassion. She utilizes her warmth, insights, encouragement, and humor as she helps you develop confidence to make the changes you want and need in your life.

Patty Monical LMFT, LPC-S, RPT-S

Patty Monical LMFT, LPC-S, RPT-S

Counselor: Children, Teens, Adults

Patty Joy Monical is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Registered Play Therapist (RPT), and PhD candidate in Counseling with more than 10 years of experience working with children and their families. Patty is passionate about helping children heal through play, their natural mode of expression and processing. She coaches parents to optimize their kids’ ability to thrive so families can experience peace and joy instead of chaos and conflict. Patty also uses EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with kids and adults to let go of past hurts and move forward with confidence and resilience. At the core of Patty’s philosophy is the belief that we all carry stories that can benefit from a little editing and rewriting so we can embrace life with love and zest!

Julie Osofsky, LPC

Julie Osofsky, LPC

Counselor: Adults

Julie has more than 11 years of experience working with individuals, families, and groups at outpatient, residential, and inpatient levels of care. Her clinical experience has been in helping individuals with a wide range of issues, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance-use disorders, eating disorders, self-harm behaviors, self-esteem, relationship struggles, and more. Julie utilizes an integrative approach, and she enjoys providing insight-based therapy coupled with skills-building, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) skills, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills, assertiveness training, and education on self-compassion. She values each client as an individual and encourages them to tap into their personal strengths and provide themselves with kindness as they work toward increasing their emotional health.

Scott Allen, PsyD

Scott Allen, PsyD

Psychologist: Children, Teens, Adults

Dr. Scott Allen is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has worked with individuals, groups, and families affected by autism spectrum, ADHD, and related disorders for more than 10 years. Scott‘s background is in the use of positive-behavior supports to teach skills and curb challenging behaviors. Scott’s passion is teaching individuals with ASD social skills through interest-based training. As with everyone else, individuals on the autism spectrum and with ADHD learn best when pursuing areas of interests, and most activities can be used as teaching tools. Through the use of interests and creative intervention strategies, Scott has helped young children all the way up to adults learn how to interact appropriately with others and pursue their dreams. Scott has a firm background in assessment, teacher/parent training, and program development. Scott tends to use a skill-centered, problem-solving approach in his work with individuals, groups, and families.

6-10 Years of Experience

Mid-level Counselors & Consultants

Ben Willcott, LPC

Ben Willcott, LPC

Counselor: Adults, Couples, Adolescents

Ben’s background includes work in non-profit agencies, university mental health clinics, and private practice. Clients see him for a range of issues, from family and relationship difficulties and life transitions, to trauma, grief and loss, and larger existential questions. A particular focus of his work is helping people in crisis manage and make meaning out of difficulty. His approach to therapy is supportive, relational, and client-centered, with a focus on how things manifest themselves in the here and now. He seeks to create a safe space for tuning in to feelings, finding balance, healing, and working on change. His approach is grounded in a rich tradition of humanistic psychology and attachment theory. Ben recently completed a Level One training in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson.

Linder Dwyer, LPC

Linder Dwyer, LPC

Counselor: Adults

Linder believes that creating a safe, non-judgmental relationship helps to facilitate connection, healing, and change. She enjoys helping young adults work through anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. She has a mindful and client-centered approach to therapy. Linder helps people overcome obstacles in their lives with patience and compassion. She strives to help others make sense of their experiences and collaborates on plans to help move them forward to a life they want.

Ron Grace, PsyD

Ron Grace, PsyD

Psychologist: Adults, Children, Adolescents

Dr. Ron Grace is a licensed psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults who are faced with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflicts, stress/adjustment issues, and ADHD. He also conducts family and couples therapy sessions. Ron adopts an integrative psychotherapy style in order to tailor each treatment experience to the unique needs of each individual, often including elements of positive thinking, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques. He believes in a collaborative approach in which the therapist and client work together to reach their goals in a warm, positive, and empowering setting.

Kyla Winlow, LCSW

Kyla Winlow, LCSW

Counselor: Adults

Kyla believes that each of us is capable of creating the change we want to see in our lives. She feels that a strong, trusting relationship cultivated with her clients through respect, openness, and genuine care welcomes clients to awaken to their inner strengths. Kyla works with adults of sexual, relational, and gender diversity on issues regarding relationships, life transitions, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and LGBTQIA identity. As a graduate of Dharma Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training, Kyla offers breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, and yoga in session. These techniques can help bring awareness and connection to the physical body as well as cultivate coping skills to decrease stress and anxiety. Kyla sees therapy as a journey and is honored to participate in that journey.

Alan Nelson, LPC, LMFT-A, SEP

Alan Nelson, LPC, LMFT-A, SEP

Counselor: Adults

Alan combines warmth and empathy with down-to-earth pragmatism and a sense of humor to create a relaxed, informal environment where the spectrum of human experience can be explored in safety and with curiosity. Alan focuses on working with adult individuals struggling with anxiety, anger, depression, process addictions, self-esteem, relationships, and recovery from sexual and physical trauma. He also has experience in working with creatives, young people transitioning into adulthood, and spirituality. He loves walking with clients as they discover their strengths, find their purpose, and move toward their full, embodied potential. Alan is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. His primary theoretical lenses are through interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, and polyvagal theory.

Tiffany Dang, LPC

Tiffany Dang, LPC

Counselor: Adults, Adolescents

Tiffany has a passion for helping her clients navigate through areas in life where they feel disoriented and lost. Her desire is to help people implement emotionally healthy change that leads to healing and growth. She sits with each client as the unique individual they are and counsels through a process-oriented exploration of the relationship between the past and how it informs present ways of relating. She is also EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) trained and incorporates this into her counseling when it is a good fit for the client. Tiffany specializes in working with individuals in their struggles with anxiety; depression; grief and loss; shame and guilt; spiritual, identity, and relationship issues; and sexual abuse and trauma.

Thomas Dong, LPC

Thomas Dong, LPC

Counselor: Teens, Adults, Couples

Thomas enjoys working individually with both adults and adolescents to understand and reduce anxiety, cope with change, cultivate self-love, engage in dynamic self-care practices, and help clients develop a personality that best reflects the values, beliefs, and lifestyle that defines their life goals. He strives to help clients become more comfortable with the present, and aims to empower clients toward more intentional living while developing general satisfaction in interpersonal relationships. He may integrate and use any evidence-based skills that include CBT, DBT, ACT, mindfulness strategies, and/or family systems therapy techniques to match specific client needs. Thomas is trained in the Gottman Method (Level Two) for couples therapy work.

Steve Irsay, LPC

Steve Irsay, LPC

Counselor: Teens, Parents, Young Adults

Having once been what might be called “edgy” or “emo”—not to mention “a big nerd” (as his wife lovingly reminds him)—Steve enjoys helping fellow creative types and anxious overachievers find greater peace and purpose. He uses mindfulness-based treatments like DBT and ACT, as well as CBT, experiential, and family systems approaches, to empower his clients to manage stress, moods, and emotions in the face of challenging life situations, including bullying, loneliness, academic pressure, job changes, relocation, and personal losses. Steve is passionate about helping fellow parents increase self-confidence and improve connection with their teens when family life has devolved into a sporadic series of shrugs, eye rolls, and door slams. Steve’s personal style is direct, thoughtful, spontaneous, and even occasionally silly. (Thankfully, he has lightened up quite a bit since his edgy emo days.)

Loren Lomme, LPC, RPT

Loren Lomme, LPC, RPT

Counselor: Children, Adolescents, & Parenting

Loren works with children, adolescents, and parents using play therapy, sandtray therapy, and art techniques with a focus on how nervous system regulation affects behavior and emotions. She also works with parents to help guide them in more effective communication and relational skills, in addition to helping them problem-solve home and school difficulties. Although she works mostly with children and adolescents, Loren also works with adults using traditional talk therapy while incorporating aspects of mindfulness and emotion regulation skills as necessary. She focuses on issues including but not limited to: trauma, behavior difficulties, getting along with others, difficulty managing emotions, depression and/or anxiety, grief and loss, divorce, and parenting issues.

Adam Maurer, LPC, LMFT

Adam Maurer, LPC, LMFT

Counselor: Couples, Adults

Adam strives to create a safe environment where people can be authentic, understood, and accepted. He uses curiosity and his own authentic self to collaborate with clients, providing them with a safe space to discover their own paths. His work focuses on helping couples in conflict, as well as LGBTQ+ individuals and relationships. He has completed Level Two of Gottman training, and uses those techniques to provide couples with tools to communicate about issues that have been gridlocked. Adam is an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and has a background of working with issues such as coming out, HIV, addiction, transitioning, gender and sexual fluidity, and non-exclusive relationships. With humor and empathy, Adam will help you consider ways to challenge old paradigms and develop new insights.

2-5 Years of Experience

Junior Counselors & Consultants

Helen Fasken Bell, LPC

Helen Fasken Bell, LPC

Counselor: Adults

Helen has a unique ability to see the best in people and draw it out of them. She is passionate about helping others improve their quality of life. Over the past 12 years, Helen has gained experience working in the physical, mental, and behavioral health fields. She uses her multidisciplinary approach to help empower her clients. Her focus includes adult and childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, life transitions, self-esteem, disordered eating, chronic pain, and family of origin issues. Her approach is solution-focused, empathetic, engaging, and collaborative, and she uses a variety of techniques in her work including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. Helen works with couples and has completed Level One of Gottman training.

Ian Hammonds, LPC Intern, LMFT-A

Ian Hammonds, LPC Intern, LMFT-A

Counselor: Adults, Couples

Ian‘s passion lies in working with couples on their communication, intimacy issues, conflict management, trauma, and life transitions. Ian also enjoys working with gay men both as couples as well as individuals, where he helps them through such issues as coming out, family trauma, parental abuse, love addiction, and substance abuse. Ian has extensive experience in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, the Gottman Model, family systems, love addiction work, and substance abuse. Ian’s warm, empathic, and inviting nature provides space for clients to feel safe enough to be authentic while also providing ways to gently challenge in order to bring about change and growth.
Ian is supervised by Kirby Schroeder, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Kelly Edwards, LMFT-A, LPC Intern

Kelly Edwards, LMFT-A, LPC Intern

Counselor: Adults, Couples

Kelly believes in the ability of individuals and couples to change. Change is difficult, but with the right tools and support, it is possible. In therapy, he provides a welcoming and non-judgmental space for clients to process their struggles. Kelly supports clients in working toward healing from past wounds and living authentically in the present. He believes it takes courage and vulnerability to be our true selves, and provides comfort and support so that clients may stand in their truth and live in a way that feels fulfilling. Kelly is relational in his approach with clients, and considers the therapeutic relationship to be one of the most meaningful relationships that exists. The therapy he provides is evidence-based and informed by neuroscience, narrative therapy, and feminist psychology. Kelly is also bilingual in English and Spanish.

Kelly is supervised by Juliane Taylor Shore LPC S, LMFT S

Eileen Kinney Lindgren, LMFT-A

Eileen Kinney Lindgren, LMFT-A

Counselor: Children, Adolescents, Parenting, Adults

Eileen gets that our primary relationships form the blueprint for relationships throughout our lives. That is why she is passionate about early support for children and adolescents and for helping parents show up as their best selves during this critical developmental time. Her calm, authentic presence helps clients feel safe and together as they explore issues and identify roadblocks that can get in the way of realizing one’s full potential. Whether it is through play therapy, sandtray, and creative expression with children, or mindful talk therapy with adolescents and adults, Eileen works collaboratively and at the client’s own pace. As a mother herself, she enjoys working with women in all stages of life transition. Her interdisciplinary approach draws on attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, strengths-based approaches, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and body-based work.

Eileen is supervised by Carolyn Mehlomakulu, LMFT-S, ATR

Kellie Caroselli, LPC Intern

Kellie Caroselli, LPC Intern

Counselor: Teens, Adults

Kellie enjoys working collaboratively with adolescents and adults as a compassionate, empathetic, and open-minded therapist. She works with clients to overcome a variety of setbacks and challenges and helps them recognize how to be advocates for themselves. Kellie’s welcoming attitude and passion for helping others allow her to assist clients to build on their best qualities, find and grow their strengths, and improve their resilience. Although her approach is influenced by client-centered, strengths-based, and relational theories, she aims to meet her clients where they are, and together they figure out what will work best for that individual in that specific instance. Her focuses include life transitions, self-exploration and finding purpose, career counseling, stress management, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression.

Kellie is supervised by Eva Thomsen, M.Ed., LPC-S

Susan Gurney, LPC Intern

Susan Gurney, LPC Intern

Counselor: Teens, Adults

Susan is passionate about counseling and working with clients to address their specific needs. She has a particular focus in areas such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD, previously known as Aspergers), ADHD, anxiety, social skills, depression, and relationship issues. Susan loves helping clients begin to discover who they are and become their true, authentic selves. In particular, Susan has more than two years of experience working with clients on the autism spectrum at The College Living Experience. Susan’s work with the ASD population has provided her with the ability to tailor the therapy experience to each client. She utilizes out-of-the-box techniques—such as board games, video games, and other interest-based activities, along with humor—to create a collaborative experience. Through these media, she works to help address the underlying needs of her clients and to address issues like social skills, anxiety, and depression. Susan has also worked with ASD clients in career development.

Susan is supervised by Nicole Hart, LPC-S

Kelly McGettigan, LPC Intern

Kelly McGettigan, LPC Intern

Counselor: Teens, Adults

Kelly’s approach to counseling is person-centered and grounded in the science of interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory. She works from the perspective that the relationship between therapist and client can offer the safety needed to decrease emotional distress, collaboratively explore concerns, and develop new relational patterns. She sees adolescents and adults who are experiencing relationship challenges, life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, and physical health issues, as well as individuals wanting to cultivate more meaning, clarity, and confidence. In addition to talk therapy, she uses mindfulness practices, creative arts, and sandtray with clients who are interested in learning about themselves through experiential therapies. Kelly has completed Level One of Gottman training and incorporates aspects of Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) in her work.

Kelly is supervised by Seja Rachael, LPC-S

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