Counseling Austin

Gate Healing, PLLC offers fully-licensed, master’s level adult, teen, and couples counseling services for anxiety, depression, stress, trauma/PTSD, and any other life issues you may need to discuss. We will help you stop worrying about money and work/life balance, communicate better in your relationships, and simply enjoy your life again. Remember, counseling is also about preventing suffering, not just healing it.

Individual Counseling

I offer adults and teens in Austin a safe place to work through the challenges that life presents. A Mindfulness-based Cognitive-Behavioral approach helps you recognize and self-correct negative thoughts that lead to unhealthy behaviors. I can also help you plan what to say if you need assistance getting your spouse or teenager into counseling.

Gottman Couples Counseling

The Gottman Method of couples counseling includes a thorough assessment that shows precisely where we need to improve your relationship. Using the couples therapy assessment along with useful take-home materials, you will hear and understand each other’s perspective in order to deal with and resolve relationship conflict.

Telephone Counseling

People in and around Austin are often extremely busy with work, family, and friends. Driving to across Austin to a therapy appointment isn’t always convenient, so I offer telephone counseling services for individuals and couples. Empirical research by Reese, Conoley, and Brossart (Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2002) states that telephone counseling is as effective as face-to-face therapy and that clients showed equally healthy therapeutic bonds with their therapists via telephone 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.

Learn more about Jonathan F. Anderson, LPC-s.

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!