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

I work with clients locally in Austin and remotely via phone or video chat.

My Approach:

I use a relatively short-term, solution-focused approach based in Mindfulness, Family Systems, Neurobiology of Attachment, and Sexual Health Principles. 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.

My Fees:

  • $200 - 50 minute individual or couple's session

  • $400 - 100 minute couples session (as needed)

  • 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

About Me:

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!