Therapy Across the Lifespan
Individual, family, couples and group therapy in the heart of Austin for children, teens & adults.
We believe in the power of therapy to transform lives. You may be considering therapy for a number of reasons. At GT Therapy Group, we have a team of integrative therapists who share a commitment to individualized therapy with you at the heart of treatment. Our therapists have different backgrounds, unique training and expertise, and all offer a commitment to our core value of family systems-oriented therapy (what's this?). We strongly believe that the client-therapist "match" is the highest priority for a successful counseling experience. Get in touch with us to connect with a therapist for a free initial phone call to help you find the right fit and read below to learn about who we serve, types of therapy we offer, the fine print and frequently asked questions about therapy.
Who we serve
We work with men & women, girls & boys, children, teens and adults. Wondering if we have a therapist who would be a good fit for you? You can contact us to have someone from our team talk you through the process of finding the right fit for your needs. Read below to learn a little more about who benefits from our approach to therapy...
We work with children who...
- Struggle in school
- Have difficulty regulating their emotions and behaviors
- Don't always fit in and have a hard time with friendships
- Have experienced trauma
- Have been through divorce, remarriage, big moves and other major life transitions
- Have trouble staying focused
- Are gifted & talented, with all the attendant strengths & challenges
- Have challenging family relationships
We work with teens who...
- Have depression & anxiety, or just have a hard time managing their big emotions
- Struggle to fit in and make or keep healthy relationships
- Don't always get along with their family
- Have a hard time feeling good about themselves
- Might not talk to their parents much, but really need to talk to someone
- Feel overwhelmed, stressed out and burdened by the balance between school, friends and family
- Have high expectations and struggle with perfectionism
We work with adults who...
- Are navigating major life transitions like marriage, divorce, repartnering, career changes and more
- Know that something isn't working but aren't sure what to change or where to start
- Want to learn more about themselves and their relationships
- Are dealing with the joys and challenges of parenting and partnering
- Just finished high school or college and aren't quite sure what happens next
- Want more joy, less suffering and to live a life that feels meaningful
types of counseling & therapy
For couples who cohabit, who are married, who are thinking about marriage, who are life partners, or who are just starting out. The couples counseling, relationship therapy, marriage counseling and partner therapy we offer supports healthy relationships, recovery from ruptures, improves connection & communication, navigates divorce & separation, and prepares for marriage, kids, career changes, big moves and so much more.
One on one therapy for all ages. Individual therapy can support you in managing things like anxiety & depression, recovering from trauma and grief, learning more about self-compassion & improving your sense of self, navigating life transitions and big decisions, and having a safe space to explore your life, your family, your feelings, needs, goals, hopes and dreams.
For individuals with similar needs to meet in groups of 4 to 8. Our groups are generally open and ongoing, so members join and graduate at different times. Group therapy can be a wonderful way to learn more about yourself and your relationships.
Family therapy is meeting with two or more members of a family: nuclear, extended and chosen. Each session might have different parts of the family participating, and sometimes individual or couples sessions are a part of family therapy. Family therapy helps families:
- Connect through conflict
- Navigate life transitions like divorce, remarriage, and other significant changes
- Repair relationships
- Learn how to deal with a family member's anxiety or depression
- Learn about parent coaching and co-parenting support
the fine print
Associate Therapist Cost of Sessions: Group Therapy sessions are $50 to $60 in addition to one $125 intake. Individual, Couples and Family sessions with our Associate Therapists are on a sliding scale from $60 to $125 based on need. Your therapist will discuss cost with you in the initial phone call and will work with you and your family budget. Fees and Scheduling with Directors can be discussed by contacting Blake or Tracy directly.
Insurance: We are a sliding scale, private pay practice and are not considered in network with any insurance providers. We can offer you a monthly statement that you may provide your insurance company for possible out of network reimbursement. You will need to contact your insurer to discuss your policy prior to scheduling an appointment to ensure benefits.
Duration of Therapy: Some people come to therapy for just a few sessions and others come over a period of years. Sometimes therapy sessions are held weekly, sometimes biweekly and occasionally monthly. Session frequency and duration of therapy depends on how things are going, what your current needs are and what your therapist recommends, and will be disussed on an ongoing basis. Most often, you will schedule weekly appointments in the beginning and transition to less frequent sessions over time. We find that regular sessions initially help to ensure you get your needs met and form a strong partnership with your therapist.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: I'M AN ADULT AND LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUAL THERAPY. I'M NOT SURE ABOUT HAVING MY FAMILY IN SESSION WITH ME. DO YOU SEE ADULTS BY THEMSELVES?
A: Family systems is the lens in which we, as therapists, view the world and our experiences in it. We believe that we are interconnected. That we are shaped by, and in turn we shape our families, our cultures and our communities. While you may be the sole person in the room, aside from your therapist, the family will undoubtedly "enter" the room at some point through discussion, exploration and sharing. At times, it could be helpful to bring in a family member to work through a particular issue but this is not always necessary in the work with adults. Your therapist will be your guide as you decide what is best for you and your situation.
Q: I'M NOT SURE IF MY child or teen NEEDS GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL THERAPY OR MAYBE WE NEED FAMILY THERAPY. HOW DO WE CHOOSE?
A: This is a great question! The answer is that it might be one, two or all of the above. This can be determined during the initial phone call followed by an in person intake session, and may change during the course of therapy. If you have questions about group therapy and how it might be helpful, visit our GirlTalk Therapy page that is all about group therapy, its benefits and who might be a good candidate for our groups. You can also look through our general Group Therapy page for other offerings that might meet your needs. Group therapy can be a wonderful way to strengthen interpersonal skills as well as learning more about yourself in the context of relationships. Individual therapy can be helpful when you really need someone to talk to one-on-one, and to build a deep connection with a therapist who can walk with you on your healing journey. Family therapy can support families in repairing their relationships, building closer connections, recovering from divorce or remarriage, or navigating illness and mental health challenges that impact the whole family system. These approaches to therapy can also work collaboratively, and many clients find benefit from utilizing a combination of services.
Q: I'M NEW TO THERAPY. HOW DOES THIS WORK?
A: We believe that therapy should be accessible to all people. It is not just for the "troubled" or for those who have big "problems" and "issues." We believe that anyone can benefit from having a safe place to reflect, explore and share. We believe that there should be an on-going dialogue during the course of therapy, from initial contact to termination, about the process, goals and how it is working. To begin, you can call 512-651-5598 and leave a voicemail in our general mailbox and expect a call back in one to two days from a therapist who might be a good fit for you. You can also send a message from our contact page. A therapist will either call or email you back to schedule a time to talk on the phone. Your first point of contact will be with a therapist. While this person may or may not be the right fit for you, they will be able to help you clarify what you are needing and looking for and point you in the right direction!