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Therapy 

We can help with disordered eating, trauma, and many other emotional struggles, along with coping with everyday life.

Nutrition 

Much of disordered eating is driven by misconceptions around nutrition. Our nutrition counselors can help.

Austin Counseling and Nutrition is a group practice of inclusive therapists and dietitians who specialize in helping people improve their mental health and related issues.

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(You do not need to have an eating disorder to receive services at ACN)

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In addition to being eating disorder specialists, we provide help for many different types of struggles.

Some of the challenges we can help you navigate include:

 

  • body image

  • body liberation

  • disordered eating

  • eating disorders

  • compulsive exercise

  • orthorexia

  • intuitive eating

  • harm reduction

  • life transitions

  • identity

Our therapists and dietitians are here to help!
Call or text us at (512) 655-3878
to connect with an eating disorder specialist today.
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Most people come across a time where they struggle with something in life. You shouldn't have to hit rock bottom to feel worthy of support. You can live a life of fulfillment and purpose, and we can help you get there.

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You don't have to keep being afraid of food or body changes. 

We can help you realize your true potential, unbounded by obsessions and fears.

Welcome to Austin Counseling and Nutrition, where we provide effective counseling and therapy for individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self esteem, OCD, perfectionism, PTSD and more. Our experienced clinicians offer customized, compassionate, and evidence-based treatment to help you on your journey to improve your mental health.

Austin Counseling and Nutrition has many clinicians who are experienced and effective providers of relationship counseling services. By offering couples counseling, family therapy, marriage counseling, premarital counseling, and parent coaching, our team of clinicians can help you and your family find the path to a stronger, healthier relationship.

Disordered Eating Quiz

1. Do you worry that you have lost control over how much you eat?

2. Do you compensate if you feel uncomfortably full? (ie. exercise, vomiting, laxatives)

3. Have you or a family member ever suffered with an eating disorder?

4. Have you restricted or dieted in the past? Have you lost weight intentionally or unintentionally?

5. Do you ever eat in secret or hide food?

6. Does your weight affect how you feel about yourself?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you would benefit from speaking with a therapist and dietitian to improve your relationship with food and body.
When you are consumed by disordered eating and body hatred, it affects all areas of your life. Relationships with family and friends can become strained because it feels like your emotions are all over the place. Depression and anxiety are exacerbated by disordered eating behaviors. It can make life feel really overwhelming and exhausting.

You don't have to live like this anymore.

At Austin Counseling and Nutrition, we get it and we can help.

Our Austin therapists and nutrition counselors provide eating disorder therapy and nutrition services using approaches that encourage body trust, like Health At Every Size, Embodiment, and Intuitive Eating. Further, we explore unhealed wounds that underlie the behaviors, encouraging enhanced emotional regulation and better relationships.

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Join us virtually or in person for eating disorder counseling in Austin TX, at one of our beautiful offices located at:
4408 Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78759
and
311 RM-620, Suite 105, Lakeway, TX 78734

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Steps to Healing

Step 1:

      Contact us to schedule a free consultation call or to book an appointment.

Call or Text (512) 655-3878

Step 2: 

      Build a relationship with your clinician, where you meet weekly, depending on your needs, to work on your relationship with food and body.

Step 3:

       Experience a full and satisfying life while appreciating your body and food in a whole new way.

Meet Our Team - Therapists

ASK AN RD
(aka: Dietitian or Nutritionist)

GROUP THERAPY AUSTIN TEXAS

We will post all current groups on our group therapy page. Contact us if you are interested in future group offerings related to body image and eating disorders.
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Contact Form

CONTACT US

Call or Text  512-655-3878

Talk to you soon!

In person counseling in two Austin area locations:
4408 Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78759 and
311 RM-620, Suite 105, Lakeway, TX 78734

Frequently asked questions

Do you take insurance?

Sarah Camburn accepts United, Oxford, Oscar, Cigna, and Aetna. All of our other clinicians are private pay. Most of our clinicians can provide a Superbill (insurance receipt) that you can submit to seek reimbursement directly.

What are your fees?

Most of our counseling and nutrition services are $150 - $185 per ~50 minute session. Our clinicians may have some space available for sliding scale, based on need. We are proud to be a training facility, and we have interns who can offer lower fees for sessions.

What ages do you see?

We see people ages 6 and up. We work with kids, teens, and adults.

Where are you located?

We have two locations for in person sessions! We are located at

4408 Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78759

and

311 RM-620, Suite 105, Lakeway, TX 78734.

We continue to offer virtual services in Austin and throughout Texas.

You can reach us at 512-655-3878

call or text anytime, 24/7

We strive to return contacts within 24 hours

All of our clinicians can be contacted directly via email 

[first initial][last initial]@austincounselingnutrition.com

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Owners and Founders of Austin Counseling Nutrition
Roger Pereira, Imago trained educator
Jennife
r Pereira, LPC-S, RD, LD

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If you are looking for an eating disorder therapist in Austin, TX, you are in the right place. An Austin therapist can be hard to find due to the increased demand from the pandemic. The number of people struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating seems to be at an all time high. At Austin Counseling and Nutrition, we strive to have immediate availability for new clients. We are excited to now be offering in-person counseling sessions in Lakeway, TX!
In addition to therapy, people struggling with eating usually need a nutrition counselor (dietitian) to help understand their relationship with food. Much of the work of the nutrition counseling is to help sort through all the noise and misinformation out in the world. Austin nutrition counselors help you understand how your body works, and what food really does for you. Working with your body is infinitely easier than working against it. We have nutrition counseling in Lakeway, TX, as well.
We also offer nutrition counseling groups run by our nutrition counselors and Austin therapists. We offer mental health therapy in Austin and nutrition therapy for those who benefit from it. We are an inclusive, safe practice, providing an environment for healing and well-being.

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If you think you or someone you know is in crisis and in need immediate help, please call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
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AUSTIN COUNSELING AND NUTRITION

our values include:

 

 

1. Firmly HAES® aligned (HAEScommunity.com), fat positive, and body inclusive

2. Committed to anti-racist learning, growth, and action, and striving to uphold anti-oppressive frameworks

3. LGBTQIA+ affirming

4. Affirming of all gender identities and expressions

5. Social justice oriented

Mental Health Counseling in Austin, TX and Lakeway, TX

Mental health counseling represents an integral part of the therapeutic process. A mental health counselor can provide support to individuals, couples, and families as they process their issues. We provide treatment such as anxiety therapy, depression therapy, relationship counseling, addiction therapy, and trauma therapy. Such counseling can help clients develop better insight and understanding of the underlying causes of their undesirable behaviors and emotions, and to find new ways of promoting better mental health and more positive outcomes.

 

Couples counseling is especially beneficial in the treatment of couples who are experiencing issues that may be leading to conflict and dissatisfaction in their relationship. Mental health counselors are trained in various strategies and techniques that can help couples become better communicators, problem solvers, and conflict resolvers. In this type of counseling, couples are encouraged to identify and address the issues that are leading to their relationship struggles, and to focus on developing new techniques to foster greater understanding, trust and closeness.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is a type of counseling aimed at helping individuals heal from trauma, such as from a natural disaster, homicide, or motor vehicle accident. EMDR has been shown to be particularly beneficial in helping individuals process and integrate traumatic experiences so that the associated emotions, thoughts, and bodily sensations can be better regulated and relationships can be strengthened.

Eating disorders represent a type of mental health concern that can have particularly far-reaching effects on an individual’s life and physical health. Mental health counselors are trained in various techniques to help their clients suffering from an eating disorder come to terms with the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may be driving their disordered eating. Through building trust within the therapeutic relationship, clients can learn to recognize and address the underlying issues that may be perpetuating their behaviors regarding food.

Trauma is often experienced by individuals that have faced difficult and challenging experiences in their lives. Mental health counselors are trained in how to effectively and compassionately help people process and integrate traumatic memories so that their functioning can improve. Counselors can employ various techniques, such as EMDR, to help their clients process the emotional, cognitive and physical components of the trauma in order to gradually reduce their level of distress and to become better able to engage in relationships and other activities. 

In mental health counseling, it is important to consider the cultural context of an individual’s life in order to make sure that their treatment plan is tailored to their individual needs and values. Mental health counselors should be aware that certain cultural values and beliefs may be at odds with certain facets of the therapeutic process and should strive to be as respectful and sensitive as possible in their approach. 

Mental health counselors are also responsible for maintaining a supportive and collaborative therapeutic environment. This involves creating a relationship of trust in which clients can feel safe, valued and respected. Mental health counselors should strive to help their clients achieve a greater sense of empathy, motivation and meaning in their lives, as well as increased knowledge about the underlying causes of their struggles in order to create a more authentic sense of self and improved relationships.

 

Finally, it is important for mental health counselors to provide their clients with resources to help them on their recovery journey. Such resources may include self-help books, online support groups, or other forms of mental health services such as medication management or group counseling. It is also important for counselors to assist their clients in developing a recovery plan that includes wellness activities that can promote improved mental health. 

In conclusion, mental health counseling can be a very valuable part of the therapeutic process. It can help individuals, couples, and families address and come to terms with various challenges, such as anxiety and depression, addiction, couples conflict, eating disorders, and trauma. Through developing a trusting therapeutic relationship and employing various strategies and techniques, mental health counselors can assist their clients in achieving more meaningful lives and greater mental health and well-being.

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