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. Below, you can see a list of our counselors and psychologists.
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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 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’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. David is EMDR trained.
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
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
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
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
Counselor: Adults, Couples
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.
Charity Cortez, LCSW
Charity welcomes clients to express themselves, heal, and experience their lives with more confidence, vibrancy, and peace. Using the present moment as a foundation for exploration, she encourages clients to experiment with radical acceptance and self-expression within the safety of the therapeutic relationship. She is primarily focused on trauma resolution, self-integration, and self-actualization. Charity lends compassionate support to clients who experience anxiety, depression, grief and loss, shame, unresolved trauma, and existential concerns. Over 10 years of experience with people struggling with complex challenges informs her realistic optimism about the possibilities for growth in therapy and her flexible and creative approach. She draws from attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, EMDR, Internal Family Systems/parts work, and intersectional feminist theory. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Julie Osofsky, LPC
Julie has more than 13 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-worth, 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.
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!
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.
Emily Stone, PhD, LMFT-S
Counselor: Teens, Couples, Adults
Emily Stone is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 20 years of experience working with adults, couples, families, children, and adolescents. She started her work as a therapist in California where she received her Master of Arts in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling after first finishing a Master of Divinity. After some time living abroad she settled in her home state where she ran her own private practice while completing her PhD in Child and Family Studies at the University of Tennessee. She has extensive experience through practice, training, and research in the areas of life transitions, depression, anxiety, anger, infidelity, couples work, trauma, spirituality, sexuality, parenting, grief, issues of diversity, sports psychology, and LGBTQIA related issues. She also has a special love for working with therapists and pastors as clients because healers need healing spaces, too. Her reputation as a therapist, supervisor and professor is one of being open, courageous in dialogue, curious, and respectful of each individual.
Gregory Spayd, LPC
Counselor: Couples, Adults including older adults
Since his counseling career began in 2000, Gregory’s love of people and passion for the empowerment of his clients has driven his work. He sees his role as a therapist as being a fully engaged, consistent, and dedicated professional with the capacity to objectively and carefully listen, ask salient questions, and assist his clients in determining their goals for therapy. He believes that people generally underestimate their innate abilities for self-healing. By introducing and discussing scientifically based, effective, mainstream therapies in the treatment of his clients, he assists his clients in understanding the major role they play in their own healing. Gregory believes that an informed and active client is an empowered client. In his many years as a therapist, he has worked with adults, couples, and groups in private practice and in higher education.
Dorian Rinehart, LCSW
Counselor: Children, Adolescents, Adults
Dorian has been working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages for decades. She is trained in multiple evidence-based practices (including EMDR) and is comfortable working with all levels of trauma. She understands the parent-child connection that is formed in infancy and how that influences the rest of the lifespan. Dorian has worked extensively with childhood mental health issues, with adolescent issues, and with parent-child difficulties. Dorian has found parents can often resolve problems with their children by examining how they were impacted as children themselves. Dorian is sex-positive, comfortable with gender fluidity, and enjoys working with a broad spectrum of ages and life circumstances, such as depression, anxiety, sexual identity, relationship issues, and family of origin issues.
Nancy has a passion for helping adults and couples navigate the stressors and issues that inevitably come up in life. She sees the world through a psychodynamic lens, which means she believes events of the past directly influence the present. She uses a combination of CBT, logotherapy, EMDR, and Hypnotherapy to help clients discover deeply held beliefs so they can be examined and challenged to create a happier, more confident self and lead to more fulfilling relationships. Nancy is EMDR trained and certified in Hypnotherapy. She employs a collaborative approach to counseling and views clients as experts in their own lives. She has extensive training in the area of trauma, grief, and crisis, and her focus includes self-esteem, boundaries, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
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.
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.
Alan Nelson, LPC
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.
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. Loren is also a TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) Practitioner. TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.
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. As a mother herself, she especially enjoys bringing a loving and curious perspective to areas in the parent-child relationship that may feel stuck or particularly difficult. Experiencing even tiny shifts in these relational dynamics can bring more connectivity and regulation to the child‘s most important relationship, which can positively affect development. Eileen’s calm, authentic presence helps clients feel safe and together 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. Her interdisciplinary approach draws on attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, strengths-based approaches, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and body-based work.
Sarah works with adults healing from trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues, mood disorders, and impulsive behaviors. Sarah has been researching trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder since 2013 and has experience working with the following therapeutic modalities: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), talk therapy, somatic techniques, mindfulness, and meditation. Sarah believes long-term growth comes from integrating fragmented parts of the self. These parts manifest in body language, biology, core beliefs, emotions, and behavioral patterns. Sarah takes a non-judgmental approach with creativity, curiosity, and compassion to help people bring the unconscious to light and reach a place of peaceful understanding.
Rebeka Villarreal, LMSW
Counselor: Teens, Adults
Rebeka is committed to building supportive and strong therapeutic relationships with clients. She is passionate about supporting individuals as they discover their authentic selves and move toward inner peace. To accomplish this, she partners with clients to understand their narratives, life circumstances, and internal architectures. Rebeka facilitates learning that leads to new ways of thinking and communicating, enhanced coping strategies, and increased ability to manage emotions. Rebeka specializes in helping people navigate life transitions, co-parenting, self-esteem, grief and loss, infertility, and helping people get “unstuck.” Rebeka works with clients from a neurobiological perspective and utilizes mindfulness, accountability, honesty, and humor to engage clients.
Linus Streckfus, LPC Intern, NCC
I spent my 20’s as an emerging artist and musician in an Austin-based punk rock band and understand the passion of creative drives and the struggle to live a creative life. I went on to finish an Arts & Humanities degree and a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, working on my own mental wellness growth in the process. Therapy with me is insight-oriented and experiential. I believe therapy can help you get to know yourself better - move beyond any long-standing fear, inner critical voice, or diagnosis - and enable transformation from the inside out. People I work with include early and middle aged adults, performing artists & writers, LGBTQ+ community, and culturally blended couples. Issues we focus on include fear and anxiety, lack of fulfillment, grief, loss of identity, sexuality, workaholism, perfectionism, sexual abuse, trauma and addiction recovery. To assist in incremental change, I utilize and integrate interventions informed by EFT, Gottman, Jungian dream work, and NICABM. I am validating and collaborative, working to stand alongside you in looking at what is being faced, to help access new ways of being and feeling.
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
Kelly Edwards, LMFT-Associate, 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’ healing from past wounds and their move towards 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 live in a way that feels fulfilling. Kelly considers the therapeutic relationship to be one of the most meaningful relationships that exists. He provides therapy in English and Spanish that is evidence-based and informed by neuroscience, attachment theory, and feminist psychology..
Kelly is supervised by Juliane Taylor Shore LPC S, LMFT S
Susan Gurney, LPC
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.
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.
Just Mind is a counseling center in Austin Texas that aims to remove the stigma from therapy through the environment we create and the unique attitudes of the associates who work with us. We were founded in 2007 by a husband and wife team and are a CarbonFree business. Just Mind is proudly counseling Austin, TX & surrounding communities: Westlake, Lake Travis, Leander, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown, and Travis County, Texas.