Austin Counselor and Therapist

Counseling With You In Mind | Austin, TX

♦♦♦ PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, all sessions are conducted virtually with Zoom ♦♦♦

Today’s complicated and fast-paced world is full of pressures that challenge each of us in a myriad of ways. Never before ­has the combination of moral, social, economic, and political turmoil, both domestic and international, created a more pervasive uncertainty with respect to our personal and professional lives. These situations can make us feel overwhelmed and powerless to cope.

If you are considering having a counselor and therapist assist you in learning new approaches for dealing with nagging, persistent issues that stand in the way of happiness and contentment, consider my joining with you in a collaborative effort to remove obstacles in your path to a satisfying future.

Areas of Counseling and Psychotherapy Services

As a licensed clinical social worker in Austin Texas, I provide counseling and psychotherapy services to people from all walks of life. My practice as a Counselor and Therapist focuses on the following areas:

  • Marriage Counseling, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Premarital Counseling
  • Weight Loss Counseling and Nutrition Counseling
  • Eating Disorders Treatment and Therapy for Bulimia, Binge Eating and Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Stress, Anxiety and Depression Counseling
  • Fear, Panic, Phobia Therapy
  • Life Coaching and Executive Coaching; Self-esteem, Identity, Personal Growth
  • Career/Financial Issues
  • Health-related Counseling
  • Bi-Polar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Counseling
  • Sexual Dysfunction Therapy
  • Addiction, Substance Abuse, Anger, Physical or Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma Therapy, Rape Counseling

Helping You Feel Better

AnnMcIntosh“If you were to ask me to describe my approach to providing psychotherapy and counseling services, I might in a more casual moment reply, ‘Whatever works.’ And that’s because in 20 years as a Counselor and Therapist helping clients deal with the many different types of troubling issues that so often interfere with experiencing life to the fullest, I’ve learned well the lesson that forms the bedrock of my practice. Every individual is unique, and no single solution can possibly address the complexity that is both the wonder of existence and the source of personal discontent.

“To meet me in a professional setting is to experience from the outset an immediate connection to a highly interactive and involved style. Part of the feeling derives from an attractive office, but what fills the room and envelops my clients is the key. I make every effort to welcome you to a comfortable and caring environment, a safe and nurturing atmosphere where stress and anxiety can melt away, where you can discover how to overcome your difficulties, calm your frustrations, and achieve your personal goals.

“One of the most common questions a psychotherapist and counselor receives during initial contact with potential clients is, “What do you deal with?” My answer covers an extensive list of specific mental health issues, such as: obesity and weight management; bulimia and body dysmorphia; stress, anxiety and depression; marriage and couples counseling; bi-polar disorders; lifestyle coaching and behavioral change; relationship counseling for couples, individuals, and family members; personal growth and self-esteem, and financial disarray.

“Clients often enter therapy with the expectation that the process works from the outside in. It doesn’t, and my approach to positive change makes short work of this misconception by emphasizing that all good characteristics of personal behavior worth cultivating must rise from the seed of necessity. The key principle of needs and its utility for creating good characters in novels can serve as an effective illustration of my methods.

“In fiction, a psychological need is described as behavior that detracts from the character’s life, does not harm others, and is left unresolved in spite of the character’s knowledge of it. A moral need harms others, but is left untreated because the character is oblivious.

“I treat both with two interrelated concepts: empathy, and reconciling words with actions to guide clients in accomplishing what they say they want to do.”

~ Ann McIntosh

For Your Austin Counseling Convenience

For more information, please call (512) 306-9992, or send an email to All inquiries are held in strict confidence. Please understand that no counseling will be provided via the Internet or e-mail. Working with you in person is the best way to help you achieve your goals. Note: Until further notice, all counseling sessions will be conducted online via Zoom.

Daytime and selected early-evening sessions are available, Tuesday through Thursday 10:00am to 6:30pm. You may choose from three types of sessions: individual, couples, and family. Please feel free to ask about other possibilities to fit your lifestyle and needs.

Ann McIntosh, MA, LCSW, Counseling and Psychotherapy

4407 Bee Cave Road
Building 5, Suite 513
Austin, Texas 78746


Video produced by Michael Quick of QuickOne Media Ann McIntosh is also listed on the following Web site directories: Psychology Today | | Eating Disorder Referral and Information Service