Counseling Austin – Gate Healing, PLLC

Worrying about your life can consume you and lead to depression, anxiety, insomnia, and more. And they seem to feed off of one another. You do not have to settle for this. There are well-documented, empirically validated methods to help you relieve this suffering. Let me show you how to use them.

Counseling AustinCounseling Austin Jonathan F. Anderson, LPC-s
Picture of the words Marry Me? writtin in sand on the beach.

Successful relationships are built on a foundation of healthy communication.

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Life satisfaction is not about control. It's about accepting each moment as it is; then adapting to it.

Mindfulness-based counseling helps you adapt to reality and live the life you want to live.

Why get counseling?

“Why am I so tired? I am so irritable, what’s wrong with me? Will I ever sleep? Why am I crying so much?”  Because your mind and body are trying to tell you something. Counseling helps you find out what that is and how to fix it.

We’ve all had hard times, but sometimes things feel a little too difficult, more overwhelming than usual. We just want to feel better, think more clearly, and get more enjoyment out of life. Now imagine feeling grateful, inspired to excel, and empowered to achieve what you want in your home life, work life, and in your social life. Counseling helps you enjoy your relationships, get that promotion and/or raise at work, and feel in control of your life again.

Counseling Austin

Gate Healing, PLLC offers fully-licensed, masters-level therapy for adults and teens who are ready to feel good again and take back control of their lives. Most people look for counseling when something very important to them, like relationships, work, or health feel out of whack. By helping you recognize and replace unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, counseling helps you stop worrying about money and work/life problems, communicate better in your relationships, and enjoy your life again. Remember, counseling is about preventing suffering, not just healing it.

While I work with a variety of issues, I offer specialized treatment for relationships, depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma.

Telephone Therapy

People in and around Austin are often extremely busy with work, family, and friends. Because driving to across Austin to a therapy appointment isn’t always convenient, I offer telephone counseling services for individuals and couples.

Empirical research by Reese, Conoley, and Brossart (Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2002) states that telephone therapy is as effective as face-to-face therapy and that clients showed equally healthy therapeutic bonds with their therapists via phone counseling. It is worth noting that this therapeutic bond is the best predictor of counseling effectiveness. For couples counseling, the first session is required to be face-to-face.

Counseling Austin Jonathan F. Anderson, LPC-s

Jonathan F. Anderson, LPC-s

Jonathan has worked in the helping profession since he started college in 1990. After completing his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas, Austin in 1994, he attended the highly-regarded University of Minnesota to earn his Master’s degree in 1997. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is recognized as a Board Approved Supervisor by the State of Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Jonathan is a Gottman-trained Couples Counselor, and in 1998 received training by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation in Advanced Critical Incident Stress Management & Debriefing.

Counseling Austin Therapy Dog

Buddy, the Therapy Dog

This picture really captures him (when he’s awake): Present, intelligent and a show-off. Buddy brings a warmth to my office only a dog can provide! Plus, he’s a great listener . . . I mean, look at those ears!

Buddy is a regular presence in my office. He helps people feel at ease. He is quite intuitive, does not bark, and enjoys exploring parks around Austin, especially playing at Zilker Park. If he is not in “work” mode, he will likely come to say hello, then go to sleep beside me. Sometimes, you’ll find him looking out the window in the waiting room; or sleeping in front of it. Feel free to give him a scratch, he’s super friendly! But, please don’t give him treats since by the end of the day he may have no appetite for his dinner!

Testimonials

Client, J. R.
I started seeing Jonathan almost 10 years ago, initially for the reoccurrence of a traumatic event, and continue now on with him as a life guide. I quickly found comfort in his care with his eclectic, empathetic approach. Within minutes he has a way to pinpoint a concern and delve straight into it. I owe quite a lot to Jonathan for the changed person I am today. I now have a gift of a toolbox to fight stress, anxiety, insomnia, anger, depression and fear. It’s hard to believe I can say this but with Jon’s help, that trauma event no longer owns me. I have self confidence and feel a different t…
J. R.Healthcare Facility DirectorAustin, Tx