top of page

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.

Emily_Abel_edited.jpg

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."

Fred Rogers

Orange Blossom

INSURANCE, SERVICES, AND FEES

INSURANCE AND INDIVIDUALIZED
PAYMENT OPTIONS

I currently accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), Lyra EAP, and Optum (United Behavioral Health). 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.

Tropical Palm Leaf

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY 

Private Pay Rate:  $150 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.

Image by Paul Van Bloem
Faded Sandpaper
"No Suprises Act"
Good Faith Estimates

You are entitled to receive a Good Faith Estimate of what the charges could be for clinical social work/ psychotherapy services provided to you. While it is not possible for a clinical social worker/therapist to know, in advance, how many psychotherapy sessions may be necessary or appropriate for a given person, this form provides an estimate of the cost of services provided. Your total cost of services will depend upon the number of psychotherapy sessions you attend, your individual circumstances, and the type and amount of services that are provided to you. ​

 

The Good Faith Estimate shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs for an item or service.

 

The estimate is not a contract and does not obligate you to obtain any services from the provider(s) listed, nor does it include any services rendered to you that are not identified here.

 

The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created. The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. There may be additional items or services I may recommend as part of your care that must be scheduled or requested separately and are not reflected in this Good Faith Estimate. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill.​

 

You have the right to initiate a dispute resolution process if the actual amount charged to you substantially exceeds the estimated charges stated in your Good Faith Estimate (which means $400 or more beyond the estimated charges). You may contact the health care provider or facility listed to let them know the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask them to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill, or ask if there is financial assistance available. You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill. There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on this Good Faith Estimate. If the agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount.

 

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute resolution process, visit https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers or call 1- 800-985-3059. The initiation of the patient-provider dispute resolution process will not adversely affect the quality of the services furnished to you.

CONTACT ME

I would love to hear from you. Please email or call me to set up a free 10-15 minute phone consultation.

512-815-2448

Wild Path
bottom of page