EMILY ABEL, LCSW
I’m a licensed Therapist in the Austin and Cedar Park area, and I’d love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face.
ABOUT ME AND MY APPROACH
If you struggle with addiction, relationship/family conflict, depression, or anxiety, I would love to offer you the space to explore these challenges through a collaborative and strengths-based approach and help you find your own path and peace. My goal is to provide a nonjudgmental and safe space for you, whether you are moving through a life transition or trying to cope with the day-to-day stressors life offers. My mission is to offer support as you strive to reach the goals that are meaningful to you.
As a social worker and therapist, the core values of social work are strongly rooted in my therapeutic approach and in my daily life: service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, competence.
I enjoy working with adults of all ages and adolescents. I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief,
family/relationship conflict, stress, life transitions, self esteem issues, substance abuse, LGBTQ, and women's issues. My therapeutic approaches include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Person-Centered Therapy. I've worked in a variety of settings with various populations including a psychiatric hospital, medical hospital, children's group home, and with healthcare professionals struggling with addiction and mental health issues.
A little about me:
My passions include travel, animals, nature, and helping others. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Master's of Science in Social Work. After passing my Master’s Level Exam, I went on to complete 3,000 hours of supervised practice to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
"When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary."
INSURANCE, SERVICES, AND FEES
INSURANCE AND INDIVIDUALIZED
I currently accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBS), Optum/Optum EAP, and Interface EAP plans. If you have a different insurance provider and would like to use out of network benefits, I can provide a bill for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
I also offer a limited amount of sliding scale rates (sessions at a lower fee). Please contact me if you are interested in exploring this option.
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY WITH ADULTS OR ADOLESCENTS
Private Pay Rate: $120 for 50 minute session
I offer safe and secure HIPAA-compliant telehealth sessions, as well as, sessions in person if desired. My role is to help guide and support you on your journey of self-growth and self-awareness, whatever that looks like for you. My approach is interactive and compassionate and I'm here to help.