About Counterbalance Counseling & Psychiatry

Meeting the mental health need for genuine customer service, comprehensive engagement, and first-class clinical approaches in Austin and El Paso, TX.


Counterbalance Counseling & Psychiatry was founded to provide a vital solution to our local communities.

Our interpersonal and holistic approach to counseling and medication management makes treatment at Counterbalance Counseling & Psychiatry individual and realistic.

It is important to experience trust, acceptance, and kindness in order to feel truly “seen” when engaging in therapeutic or psychiatric relationships. We know this can be really difficult, especially since most individuals and families are in a vulnerable place while seeking help in the first place. 

That’s why we approach every counseling relationship with a client-first attitude dedicated to providing incredible service. Counterbalance always has and will continue to serve clients at the highest standard of care. 


Counterbalance Counseling & Psychiatry Mission

At Counterbalance Counseling & Psychiatry, you will experience excellent service and instant engagement around investment in your goals. Our aim is that you feel a healthy balance of warmth and professionalism at appointments and see progress towards your goals. 

We seek to blend the traditional, steadfast tenets of a therapeutic relationship based on non-judgment and care with modern evidence-based treatments to achieve optimal results with our clients.


What to Expect When Visiting Counterbalance Counseling & Psychiatry

Clients frequently ask how often they should attend counseling sessions.

At Counterbalance Counseling & Psychiatry, we believe that clients often know best about when they need to come in.

With new clients, we typically suggest one session per week to establish a cohesive relationship with their therapist.

After the initial fit, we believe most clients will know how often they need to visit, and if we have a differing clinical opinion, we will share it! Clients often add extra sessions during more challenging times or while working through particularly sensitive trauma


Sessions generally last 50-55 minutes.


The Counterbalance Approach

Trauma has always been a lens through which Counterbalance Counseling & Psychiatry operates. Some clinicians argue trauma of some kind is the root of all mental health challenges. Whether the trauma one faces was life-threatening (“big-T Trauma”) or more nuanced attachment and shame-based (“small-T trauma”) experience, we all have some version of a stuck point in this area and we can help. 

We use a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches and conceptualizations, one of which is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy with our clients. A blend of methods at Counterbalance Counseling & Psychiatry engages common distressing challenges along with helping clients achieve their other mental health goals.  If EMDR is not for you, you can still come see us!  We have many clinicians with specialties across the board along with experienced Physician Assistants who prescribe medication to deal with challenges ranging from but not limited to:

  • Women’s health / PMDD / hormone variability
  • Sexual dysfunction / sexual function
  • PTSD / trauma
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety / panic
  • ADHD / issues around focus
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • …and can do it all while also adding in supportive therapy via a holistic lens