Dr. Jessica Michaelson
stress management, couples counseling, SEX THERAPY
I offer therapy & consultation if you are struggling with:
Stress, worry & anxiety
Intimacy & sexual challenges
Conflict or disconnection in your relationship
Confusion about career & life goals
I work with clients locally in Austin and remotely via phone or video chat.
I use a relatively short-term, solution-focused approach based in Mindfulness, Family Systems, Neurobiology of Attachment, Sexual Health Principles, and the Gottman Method. Our work is action-oriented, with between-session 'homework' and support. I want my clients to feel excited and enjoy the process of change, even when it's hard.
Individual or Couples Counseling typically involves a minimum of 6 sessions to ensure sustainable success.
$180 - 50 minute individual session
$200 - 50 minute couple's session
I am not in-network with insurance panels, but can provide a statement to submit for potential reimbursement
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco, CA
Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California and Texas
Relational Life Therapy (Terry Real) Level 2 certified couples therapist
Gottman Method Level 2 couples' therapist and Bringing Baby Home facilitator
Specialty in sex therapy for individuals and couples, drawing on tools from Esther Perel, Terry Real, Marty Klein, Stan Tatkin, and Emily Nagoski
Expertise in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, yoga, mindfulness, neuropsychology, and positive psychology
I am a mother of two boys, wife to a brilliant musician, and a native of Northern California. After running a private practice for 7 years in Oakland, CA, we moved to Austin, TX in 2015 where I love the slower pace, kinder smiles, and dustier boots. I'm super serious about psychology and the science of health and relationships, but also love to bring a raw sense of humor and sailor's vocabulary to our work!