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1 . resultProf Raymond C Hawkins II PHD

Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychology

314 E Highland Mall Boulevard; Suite 305
Austin, TX
(512) 292-1122; (512) 232-3354

Clinical interests: Addictive Behavior, Alcohol Abuse, Behavioral Medicine, Biofeedback, Depression, Developmental ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond Hawkins is a psychologist and cognitive therapist. These areas are among his clinical interests: biofeedback, developmental disabilities, and eating disorders. Dr. Hawkins is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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2 . resultSteven (Stephen) James (Michael) Sonnenberg MD

Specializes in Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis

1600 West 38th Street; #403
Austin, TX
(512) 452-1055

Dr. Stephen Sonnenberg practices psychoanalysis and psychiatry. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sonnenberg has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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3 . resultLisa Knudson LCSW

Specializes in Relationship issues, grief and loss, addictions, Social Work, Psychotherapy, Counseling

4000 Medical Parkway; Suite 212
Austin, TX
(512) 507-4005

Clinical interests: I enjoy working with adults who struggle in their relationships and need professional help to get ... (Read more)

Ms. Lisa Knudson specializes in counseling, social work, and psychotherapy and practices in Austin, TX. Clinical interests for Ms. Knudson include individual therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and attachment disorders. Ms. Knudson has an open panel.

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4 . resultJanet Irene Gibson LMFT, MS

Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy

5555 Round Rock West Drive; E232
Round Rock, TX
(512) 677-4183

Clinical interests: Behavioral Therapy, Christian Therapy, CBT, Cognitive Therapy, Family Systems, Grief Therapy, ... (Read more)

Ms. Janet Gibson practices family therapy and counseling. These areas are among Ms. Gibson's clinical interests: individual therapy, group therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy. She is in-network for Blue Cross, Magellan Health Services, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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5 . resultDr. John Gerard Rubel PSYD

Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Child Psychology, Group Therapy

15901 Central Commerce Drive; Blgd. 3, Suite 301
Pflugerville, TX
(512) 586-7275

Clinical interests: Theoretical Orientation: Social Learning, Interpersonal

Dr. John Rubel specializes in group therapy, child psychology, and addiction therapy. Dr. Rubel is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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6 . resultDr. Leslie Best Barnes PHD
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Specializes in Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

600 Round Rock West Drive; Suite 404
Round Rock, TX
(512) 733-9200

Clinical interests: Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive/Cog Behavioral, Systems, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leslie Barnes practices psychology and cognitive-behavioral therapy in Round Rock, TX. She takes Medicare insurance. She is conversant in Spanish.

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7 . resultMrs. Carolyn Benene Mehlomakulu MA, LMFT, ATR

Specializes in Family Therapy

9414 Anderson Mill Road; Suite 104
Austin, TX
(512) 660-7279; (512) 686-5774

Clinical interests: DSM-V Diagnosis & Treatment, Men, Women, Art Therapy, CBT, Family Systems, Interpersonal, ... (Read more)

Ms. Carolyn Mehlomakulu's specialty is family therapy. Her clinical interests include individual therapy, art therapy, and anger management. She takes Out of Network insurance.

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8 . resultMrs. Melissa McSween Hargrave NCC, LMFT, LPC, MS

Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy

314 E. Highland Mall Boulevard; Suite 301
Austin, TX
(512) 850-2287; (512) 649-0090

Clinical interests: Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or ... (Read more)

Ms. Melissa Hargrave specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in Austin, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: terminal illness, impulse control disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Humana, as well as other insurance carriers.

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9 . resultMs. Beth E Bramble LCSW, MSSW

Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy

4107 Medical Parkway; Suite 209
Austin, TX
(512) 619-9002; (512) 323-2292

Clinical interests: Individual therapy, Posttraumatic Stress (PTSD), Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, ... (Read more)

Ms. Beth Bramble's specialties are social work and psychotherapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Bramble include individual therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ms. Bramble is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Health Net, and First Health.

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10 . resultDr. Robert Michael Dane LPC-S, LCDC, PHD, LPC

Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy, Psychotherapy

1315 Sam Bass Circle; Suite B3
Round Rock, TX
(512) 413-0651; (512) 649-0195

Clinical interests: Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Antisocial Personality, Asperger's Syndrome, Behavioral Issues, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Dane works as a counselor, addiction therapist, and psychotherapist. Clinical interests for Dr. Dane include impulse control disorders, internet addiction, and gestalt therapy. Dr. Dane takes MultiPlan, Aetna, and Out of Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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11 . resultJanis Anderson (L) Jordan MS, LPC, LMFT, NCC

Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy

8500 N Mo Pac Expressway; Suite 814
Austin, TX
(512) 795-7709

Clinical interests: Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual ... (Read more)

Ms. Janis Jordan specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in Austin, TX. Clinical interests for Ms. Jordan include coaching, terminal illness, and phobias. She honors Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Jordan has an open panel.

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12 . resultMs. Carolyn Martin MS, LPC, LMFT

Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling

4131 Spicewood Springs Road; Suite M-1
Austin, TX
(512) 795-0402; (512) 337-3144

Clinical interests: I Am A Gottman Certified Educator. I Work With Couples Using The Research Of John Gottman., Men, ... (Read more)

Ms. Carolyn Martin is a family therapist and counselor in Austin, TX. In addition to English, she speaks French. Her areas of expertise include individual therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and rape recovery. Ms. Martin accepts the following insurance: Out of Network and Humana.

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13 . resultDr. Erikalin (Erikalan) Nichole Ashton PSYD

Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

3724 Jefferson Street; Suite 207
Austin, TX
(512) 538-5066

Clinical interests: Behavioral Therapy, CBT, Cognitive Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Habit Reversal Therapy For ... (Read more)

Dr. Erikalin Ashton specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy. These areas are among her clinical interests: individual therapy, dental anxiety, and phobias. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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14 . resultMrs. Cathy Tina Fariss MA, LPC

Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy

5750 Balcones Drive; Suite #117
Austin, TX
(512) 577-9932; (512) 540-5670

Clinical interests: Individual Therapy & Counseling, Consultation, Body-Mind Psychotherapy, Depth-Oriented Brief ... (Read more)

Ms. Cathy Fariss is a counselor and psychotherapist in West Lake Hills, TX and Austin, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: individual therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). MultiPlan, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Fariss accepts.

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15 . resultPaul Martin Compton MD
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Specializes in Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis

4131 Spicewood Springs Road; M-2
Austin, TX
(512) 658-2805

(rated an average of 3.3 in 7 ratings)

Dr. Paul Compton specializes in psychoanalysis and psychiatry and practices in Austin, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Compton obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

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16 . resultMrs. Michelle Miller Bohls LMFT, EMDR, MA, CIT

Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling

8500 Shoal Creek Boulevard; BLDG Iv Suite 170
Austin, TX
(512) 577-3371; (512) 402-6552

Clinical interests: Relationship Issues, Anxiety Disorders/Phobias, EMDR, Family Systems, Group Therapy, Jungian ... (Read more)

Ms. Michelle Bohls' specialties are family therapy and counseling. She practices in Austin, TX. Clinical interests for Ms. Bohls include individual therapy, phobias, and interpersonal psychotherapy. She is in-network for Out of Network insurance.

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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is commonly referred to as talk therapy or simply therapy. Trained therapists help and guide patients as they talk through issues in their life and problem-solve ways to make healthy changes.

The use of therapy is extremely common, with millions of people going through therapy each year in the United States alone. It can be useful for patients who want to learn coping skills when they are facing difficult issues or need to heal from past trauma. Therapy can also be a support tool when patients are facing stressful periods in their life. Essentially, therapy is helpful any time life events require more mental or emotional resources than a patient currently has. Change is a major theme of therapy, offering a supportive environment for patients to make changes to their life or themselves so that past problems stop recurring in the future.

There are several different types of psychotherapy, with the most common being cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. This type of therapy focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is a form of CBT that encourages acceptance and validation as well as change. Interpersonal therapy focuses on relationships and communication as a pathway to feeling better. Psychoanalysis, an older form of therapy invented by Sigmund Freud, teaches that all problems stem from the unconscious. Although many people see therapists by themselves, not all psychotherapy is one-on-one. For example, in family therapy, the therapist treats a family as a unit. Patients can also participate in group therapy, where they meet as a group to work on issues.

Psychotherapy is a safe, powerful healing tool that can help patients lead happier and healthier lives. However, therapy is a joint effort between the patient and the therapist. Both need to work together in order for therapy to be effective.

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