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Prioritizing mental health for total well-being

Your initial steps after recognizing a mental health need may involve connecting with your primary care team. You can schedule an office visit to discuss mental health concerns, medication refills, and follow-up care. Your primary care team may also utilize screening tools during office visits to identify potential mental health concerns, enabling them to provide appropriate resources and/or treatment options.

Always remember, finding the help you need is a sign of strength, not weakness.

Adult mental health resources

Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room if you or someone you know is in a life-threatening situation.

Finding help

The American Psychological Association recommends seeking assistance from a trained mental health expert if you experience:

  • Constant worry
  • The feeling of being trapped
  • No improvement after using self-help approaches
  • Feeling as if you can't handle things alone
  • Your feelings affecting your job, relationships, sleep, or eating habits

Consider finding help if someone you are close to suggests that you go to counseling, or if you have an untreated problem with substance abuse. These are only some of the symptoms that call for getting help. You may have other symptoms that concern you.

These are the types of professionals who provide mental health services:

  • Psychiatrist

    Psychiatrists have an MD or DO in their credentials. Psychiatrists are medical care providers with at least four years of specialized study and training in psychiatry after medical school. They can provide medical and psychiatric evaluations, treat disorders, provide psychotherapy, and prescribe and keep track of medicines.

  • Psychologist

    If you are looking for a counselor/therapist, search for someone who has a PhD, LPC, or MSW in their credentials. Psychologists do psychological testing and evaluations. They are also trained to treat emotional and behavioral problems and mental disorders. They also provide psychotherapy and behavior modification. Psychologists do not prescribe or keep track of medicines.

  • Social worker

    A social worker has a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree and is licensed to practice social work. A licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) can assess and treat psychiatric illnesses and do psychotherapy. Social workers do not prescribe or keep track of medicines.

  • Psychiatric or mental health nurse

    This is a specially trained nurse with a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree. Mental health nurses can assess and treat illnesses. They do case management and psychotherapy. In some states, some psychiatric nurses with advanced training can prescribe and keep track of medicine. They are called advanced practice registered nurses.

  • Licensed professional counselor

    A counselor has a master's degree in psychology, counseling, or a similar discipline and has postgraduate experience. Licensed counselors may provide services that include diagnosis and counseling. They do not prescribe or keep track of medicines.

Before seeing any mental health provider, make sure they have proper training and experience in your area of concern. For licensed professionals, you can check the state's division of occupational and professional licensing to make certain the person is licensed. You can also check as to whether or not there is any pending disciplinary action against the individual.

You also have the right to choose a provider who can meet your cultural concerns. What's most important is that your therapist is someone you feel comfortable communicating with. It's perfectly normal for it to take some time and a few interviews to discover a therapist who best caters to your needs.

Call your insurance company

You may contact the Member Services department for your insurance company at the number on the back of your insurance card or visit your insurance company's website for a list of in-network mental health providers.

The cost of counseling services depends on whether you choose a public or community-based provider, or one in private practice. Geographic area (for instance, rural versus urban) also affects the cost of care, as does the health insurance coverage you have.

Locations & Providers

  • ARC Anderson Mill
    10401 Anderson Mill Road
    Suite 110B
    Austin, TX 78750
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    • Daniel C. Cho, DO
      Daniel Cho
      Daniel C. Cho, DO
      Family Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Korean Ages Seen: 2 - 99

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    • Madhu Hooda, MD
      Madhu Hooda, MD
      Madhu Hooda, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.7

      Languages: Hindi Ages Seen: 0 - 99

    • Dominique J. Isaac, MD
      Dominique Isaac, MD
      Dominique J. Isaac, MD
      Family Medicine Healthiness Program
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      Languages: Haitian Creole, Medical Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 99

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    • Urmila Parthasarathy, DO
      Urmila Parthasarathy
      Urmila Parthasarathy, DO
      Family Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 1 - 99

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    • KimPhuong P. Truong, MD
      KimPhuong Truong, MD
      KimPhuong P. Truong, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.7

      Accepting new patients Languages: Vietnamese Ages Seen: 11 - 99

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    • Albert J. Wong, MD
      Albert Wong, MD
      Albert J. Wong, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.8

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  • ARC Bastrop
    622 West State Highway 71
    Suite 102
    Bastrop, TX 78602
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    • Nathan W. Anderson, MD
      Nathan Anderson, MD
      Nathan W. Anderson, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.8

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    • Emmy J. Galvan, APRN, MSN, FNP-C
      Emmy Galvan
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      Family Medicine
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      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 3 - 99

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    • Damian G. Lara, MD
      Damian Lara, MD
      Damian G. Lara, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.8

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  • ARC Bee Cave
    15801 Highway 71
    Building 1, Suite 100
    Bee Cave, TX 78738
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    • Robert R. Enloe, DO
      Robert Enloe, DO
      Robert R. Enloe, DO
      Internal Medicine
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 18 - 99

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      Seema Gupta
      Seema Gupta, MD
      Internal Medicine
      4.6

      Accepting new patients Languages: Hindi, Bengali Ages Seen: 18 - 99

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    • Mark A. Nugent, MD
      Mark Nugent
      Mark A. Nugent, MD
      Family Medicine
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      Ages Seen: 12 - 99

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      Adriana Pratt, MD
      Adriana A. Pratt, MD
      Family Medicine
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    • James H. Wang, MD
      James Wang
      James H. Wang, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Mandarin Chinese Ages Seen: 12 - 99

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  • ARC Buda
    3420 FM 967
    Suite B-100
    Buda, TX 78610
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    • Vincenz L. DeCastro, DO
      Vincenz DeCastro, DO
      Vincenz L. DeCastro, DO
      Family Medicine
      4.7

      Accepting new patients Languages: Filipino Ages Seen: 18 - 99

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    • MaryAnn Cecelia Katherine Gamble, MD
      MaryAnn Gamble
      MaryAnn Cecelia Katherine Gamble, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.8

      Languages: Spanish Ages Seen: 6 - 99

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  • ARC Cedar Park Building C
    801 East Whitestone Boulevard
    Building C
    Cedar Park, TX 78613
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    • Harrel Dee Butler, MD
      Harrel Butler
      Harrel Dee Butler, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.8

      Ages Seen: 3 - 99

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    • Meghana G. Dandekar, MD
      Meghana Dandekar, MD
      Meghana G. Dandekar, MD
      Family Medicine Healthiness Program
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    • Helen C. Douglas, APRN, MSN, FNP-C
      Helen Douglas, APRN, MSN, FNP-C
      Helen C. Douglas, APRN, MSN, FNP-C
      Internal Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 18 - 99

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    • Sarah J. Ferrero, MD
      Sarah Ferrero, MD
      Sarah J. Ferrero, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.8

      Languages: Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 99

    • Victoria K. Gaca, MD
      Victoria Gaca, MD
      Victoria K. Gaca, MD
      Internal Medicine
      4.7

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 18 - 99

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    • Eric M. Hughes, MD
      Eric Hughes
      Eric M. Hughes, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.8

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    • Bryan (Keith) Morrison, MD
      Bryan Morrison, MD
      Bryan (Keith) Morrison, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.8

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      Manish Naik, MD
      Manish M. Naik, MD
      Internal Medicine
      4.9

      Languages: Gujarati Ages Seen: 16 - 99

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    • Mohinder S. Pegany, MD
      Mohinder Pegany
      Mohinder S. Pegany, MD
      Internal Medicine
      4.9

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      Cameron Poage, MD
      Cameron D. Poage, MD
      Internal Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 16 - 99

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    • Aswini R. Rajan, MD
      Aswini Rajan, MD
      Aswini R. Rajan, MD
      Internal Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 21 - 99

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  • ARC Center Street
    22420 I-35
    Suite 203
    Kyle, TX 78640
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    • Brian T. Benjamin, MD
      Brian Benjamin
      Brian T. Benjamin, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 99

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  • ARC Dripping Springs
    27600 Ranch Road 12
    Building 1
    Dripping Springs, TX 78620
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    • Cameron M. Kielhorn, DO
      Cameron Kielhorn, DO
      Cameron M. Kielhorn, DO
      Family Medicine
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 99

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    • Robert W. Norris, MD
      Robert Norris, MD
      Robert W. Norris, MD
      Family Medicine
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    • Marina Sanchez-Ellig, MD
      Marina Sanchez-Ellig
      Marina Sanchez-Ellig, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.8

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  • ARC East 7th
    2785 East 7th Street
    Austin, TX 78702
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    • Natalie A. Williams, MD
      Natalie Williams, MD
      Natalie A. Williams, MD
      Family Medicine Healthiness Program
      4.8

      Ages Seen: 5 - 99

  • ARC Far West
    6835 Austin Center Boulevard
    Austin, TX 78731
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      Christopher Chang, MD
      Christopher Chang, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.8

      Languages: Mandarin, Spanish Ages Seen: 6 - 99

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      Anas Daghestani
      Anas Daghestani, MD
      Internal Medicine
      4.9

      Ages Seen: 15 - 99

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      Swati Date, MD
      Swati D. Date, MD
      Internal Medicine
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      Bruce Doxey, MD
      Bruce M. Doxey, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.7

      Ages Seen: 7 - 99

    • Jesse W. Dunkle, MD, MPH
      Jesse Dunkle
      Jesse W. Dunkle, MD, MPH
      Internal Medicine
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      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 18 - 99

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      Stephanie A. Ericson, MD
      Internal Medicine Healthiness Program
      4.8

      Ages Seen: 18 - 99

    • Olufunke E. Ezekoye, MD
      Olufunke Ezekoye
      Olufunke E. Ezekoye, MD
      Family Medicine
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      Marcia Fagerberg
      Marcia D. Fagerberg, MD
      Internal Medicine
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      Gerald Fincken, DO
      Gerald T. Fincken, DO
      Family Medicine
      4.8

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      Derrick  Garcia, MD
      Derrick J. Garcia, MD
      Family Medicine
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      Internal Medicine
      4.7

      Accepting new patients Languages: Hindi, Malayalam Ages Seen: 18 - 99

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    • Margaret (Maggie) L. Hemmen, APRN, MSN, FNP-C
      Margaret (Maggie) Hemmen, APRN, MSN, FNP-C
      Margaret (Maggie) L. Hemmen, APRN, MSN, FNP-C
      Family Medicine
      4.7

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 5 - 99

    • Sarah Kay Higgs, MD
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      Family Medicine
      4.8

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    • Megan H. Hoang, APRN, FNP-C
      Megan Hoang, APRN, FNP-C
      Megan H. Hoang, APRN, FNP-C
      Family Medicine
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 16 - 99

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    • Jacqueline R. Karathra, MD
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      Jacqueline R. Karathra, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Malayalam Ages Seen: 7 - 99

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    • Afreen Khan, DO
      Afreen Khan, DO
      Afreen Khan, DO
      Family Medicine
      4.8

      Ages Seen: 18 - 99

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    • Michelle L. Markley, MD
      Michelle Markley, MD
      Michelle L. Markley, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.9

      Ages Seen: 0 - 99

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    • Hillary Gwen Miller, MD
      Hillary Miller, MD
      Hillary Gwen Miller, MD
      Family Medicine Healthiness Program
      4.8

      Ages Seen: 18 - 99

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    • Andres D. Pardo-Agila, MD
      Andres Pardo-Agila
      Andres D. Pardo-Agila, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Spanish Ages Seen: 18 - 99

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    • Michael J. Prete, MD
      Michael Prete, MD
      Michael J. Prete, MD
      Internal Medicine
      4.9

      Ages Seen: 18 - 99

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    • John A. Queng, MD
      John Queng, MD
      John A. Queng, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.9

      Languages: Spanish Ages Seen: 16 - 99

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    • Jenelyn J. Ramos, MD
      Jenelyn Ramos, MD
      Jenelyn J. Ramos, MD
      Family Medicine Healthiness Program
      4.7

      Ages Seen: 16 - 99

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    • Rita R. Shah, MD
      Rita Shah, MD
      Rita R. Shah, MD
      Internal Medicine
      4.9

      Languages: Gujarati Ages Seen: 18 - 99

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    • Amy B. Siegel, MD
      Amy Siegel, MD
      Amy B. Siegel, MD
      Internal Medicine
      4.7

      Ages Seen: 18 - 99

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    • David D. Weeks, MD
      David Weeks, MD
      David D. Weeks, MD
      Internal Medicine
      4.8

      Languages: German Ages Seen: 16 - 99

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    • Kristin M. Yeager, APRN, CRNI, FNP-BC
      Kristin Yeager
      Kristin M. Yeager, APRN, CRNI, FNP-BC
      Family Medicine
      4.7

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 10 - 99

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  • ARC Four Points
    11714 Wilson Parke Avenue
    Suite 150
    Austin, TX 78726
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    • Sean J. Coughlin, MD
      Sean Coughlin, MD
      Sean J. Coughlin, MD
      Internal Medicine
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 15 - 99

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    • Viviana C. Frazier, MD
      Viviana Frazier
      Viviana C. Frazier, MD
      Family Medicine
      4.9

      Languages: Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 99

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