Welcome.

Austin’s premier source for holistic mental healthcare, we offer a deeply human approach to therapy and healing.

Our mission is to help people from all walks of life bloom into their fullest and highest expressions.

We are a group of dedicated and inspired licensed therapists, providing a variety of therapeutic modalities to best suit your individual needs, strengths, personalities, and goals, and always operating from a holistic lens.

We are able to serve all Texas residents via tele-therapy, and offer in-person therapy in Austin, Texas. We provide individual therapy for adults and teens ages 16+, couples therapy, adult family therapy, and group therapy. 

We offer

in-person sessions

in Austin, Texas and

tele-therapy

to the entire state of Texas.

 

All of our therapists offer free phone consultations.

View our therapist profiles for specialties and service offerings.

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Our specialties include:

  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Health & Death Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Body Positivity
  • Relationships
  • And so much more…
Browse our therapist profiles to find your perfect match.
We offer

high quality therapy

for

individual adults, teens ages 16+,

and adult couples.

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A message from our founder…

I’m Katy David, the Founder and Executive Director of Bloom Therapy. I have been blessed to develop a skillset that is highly effective in healing people’s traumas, anxieties, and relationship difficulties, and I really enjoy teaching what I have learned in order to make a positive impact on the world. I am ecstatic to be expanding the availability of quality psychotherapy that actually works, teaching and mentoring passionate therapists in the areas of somatic and experiential therapies. We offer a holistic, scientific, and deeply human approach to therapy and healing.

Somatic and experiential therapies (such as IFS, SE, hypnosis, Hakomi, and my own modality, PPRT) are at the cutting edge of scientifically-grounded and spiritually-aware treatments; they accurately conceptualize the whole problem and address client needs from the inside-out, honoring all dimensions of body, mind, energy, emotions and spirit. At Bloom, we capitalize on the healing power of mindful, intentional exploration to guide you towards your deepest truths and help you clarify your next steps by connecting with the wisdom of your own heart. We provide a qualified, professional presence with a comfortable, safe space where you can explore your mind and body in-depth in order to reach your wellness goals efficiently and completely.

Our practice emphasizes the universality of the human condition. We firmly believe the world would be a better place if every single person had a good therapist and engagement in therapy became mainstream, just like attending to purely physical ailments. Ultimately, we consider it our job to work ourselves out of a job as your therapist, to create within you such a transformative experience that you become your own sanctuary. As Bloom continues to grow, we aim to be a renowned community resource for holistic healing and attaining an optimal state of wellbeing. We would be honored to be part of your wellness journey.

Who we can help…

We currently are able to serve Individual Adults, Teens age 16+, Couples, and Adult Families who reside in Texas. In-Person services are provided in central Austin, TX. Therapy via video chat is available to all Texas residents. Groups with open enrollment are available and may be viewed here. Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this website to be notified any time new groups are offered and/or new populations are able to be served. 

While each of our therapists will have different specializations and interests, we all specialize in using a holistic framework when conceptualizing both the roots of human suffering, and the solution. Our work together is often more than “talk therapy”, and experiential, somatic methods will be utilized to expedite the healing process and orient you most efficiently to your authentic self. Please browse the individual therapist pages to find the right therapists for your needs. If we are not the right fit for your needs, we may be able to offer a suitable referral. Note that we currently do not offer therapy to minors under the age of 16. All Licensed Professional Counselor Associates at Bloom Therapy are supervised by Katy David, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor.

How Do I Get Started?

Just 2 Steps.

Are you ready to BLOOM into your fullest expression?

Looking for therapy that works? 

The hardest part of therapy is sometimes deciding to go, and then it’s finding a therapist. We think finding a therapist should be easy. At Bloom Therapy, we do our best to quickly determine whether or not we have the skills to help you reach your wellness goals. If none of our available therapists are the right fit for you, we do our best to offer helpful referrals.

Step 1:

Fill out our New Client Interest Form or Browse our therapist profiles

Four criteria must be met to ensure a great therapeutic fit. Keeping these factors in mind when selecting a therapist will help you narrow down your choices. The four criteria for a great fit are:

  • skillset/areas of specialization
  • therapeutic style/personality
  • availability/scheduling
  • financial symbiosis (both therapist and client are content with energy exchange agreement)

 

Matching with the right therapist allows the two of you to efficiently and sustainably reach your goals together. Filling out our New Client Interest Form is the easiest way to find a good therapeutic match. If you prefer to browse our therapist profiles and request a consultation with a specific therapist, pay attention to their list of specialties, and review their therapeutic style and skillset. A combination of intuition and practicality is the best way to choose a therapist. If they have the skillset to help you, if you are drawn to their bio/style/personality, and their rate is agreeable with you, your next step is to schedule a phone consultation to confirm these criteria are a match for both of you, and to discuss alignment with scheduling/availability. 

Step 2:

Schedule a free consultation

If you fill out the New Client Interest Form, a Bloom Team Member will call you back within 1-2 business days. You may also choose to Call, text, or email a potential therapist directly to schedule a free 15 minute consultation. There is no pressure to set up an appointment during the phone call, and you are welcome to consult with more than one therapist, within or outside of Bloom Therapy, before deciding.

Therapist contact information is on their individual profile pages, as well as our scheduling page. During this phone call the two of you can discuss whether your needs match with their skillset, and make sure your schedules are in alignment for a sustainable treatment plan. Your therapist can also answer any lingering financial questions that are not covered in our Payment & Insurance section of this website.

If both of you feel it is a good fit, and agree to schedule during the phone call, the hardest part of getting started is done! Your therapist will take it from here.

For Prospective Clients

Frequently Asked Questions

Most client questions can be answered on this website. We’re also happy to help via email at [email protected] or by phone at 512-710-7645 if you don’t find what you are looking for.

How do I know if I need therapy?

The truth is that almost everyone can benefit from therapy, although of course some may need it more than others. Here at Bloom, we believe therapy is wonderful when used as a preventative tool, so it’s never too early. It’s also never too late. Therapy is a practical tool for navigating life more effectively, and reaching your goals more efficiently. We firmly believe the world would be a better place if every single person had a good therapist and the engagement in therapy became mainstream, just like regular physical checkups with your doctor. Therapy can be used both to prevent problems, and to recover from them. Licensed Professional Counselors have various skillsets. At Bloom Therapy, we can help you navigate out of a very intense crisis, heal from a chronic behavior or mood pattern, and/or just offer a safe space to self-reflect and receive outside perspective from a neutral, unbiased professional when making important life decisions.

Why are some of your clinician rates lower than other practices?

One of Bloom’s missions is to make therapy affordable and accessible to as many people as possible, while still practicing good self-care. We do this by recruiting talented new therapists whom are recently licensed, and providing them with extremely high quality supervision that allows them to quickly and efficiently grow their skillset. One of the best ways to find lower priced but high quality sessions is to get in with a therapist when they are just beginning to build their caseload. You will be matched with a passionate new therapist who is learning quickly, and both of you will benefit from the accelerated growth pace.  By providing jobs to passionate new therapists who are starting off with a great foundation, but still need to build their caseload and gain supervised hours that are required for them to practice independently, we create a win-win for our valuable therapists and our community.

How long does therapy last?

This will depend on your individual situation, needs, and goals, but most people are in therapy from anywhere between six months to a year. Sometimes people with complex trauma histories may need up to 2 years to heal completely. We aim to help you reach your goals as efficiently as possible, and work ourselves out of a job, so that you become your own therapist. We know that the more helpful we are to you, the more likely you are to refer your friends and family. While we understand your goals may expand as you make progress, and we will always be available to you as long as we are helpful in your expansion, we are very opposed to creating client-dependence.

Will insurance cover my sessions?

Insurance is complicated business. Please review our Rates & Insurance page to find your individual answer.

What is a LPC-Associate?

Licensed Professional Counselor Associates have obtained a Masters degree in a Counseling/Psychology-related field, passed the National Counselors Examination, and have gained at least 2 semesters/300 hours of clinical experience in graduate school practicums before beginning their 3000 hour associateship. Each associate will be at a different stage of earning these 3000 hours. Just ask in your free initial consultation! It is difficult to keep this site updated as they are accruing hours each week. Therapists at Bloom are on track to complete their supervised hours within 2 years. They are under supervision for these first 3000 hours as provisionally-licensed clinicians, after which point the supervisor may approve them as eligible for independent licensure, which means practicing without required, direct, and weekly supervision. All licensed therapists are required to attend regular CEUs and trainings to maintain licensure, throughout their careers.

Why do different Bloom therapists charge different rates?

Each clinician at Bloom Therapy sets their own rates, in consultation with our Clinical Director. Therapist rates will increase with their experience level as well as external factors such as inflation. Associate clinicians will generally start around $90/hour and increase up to $165 as they increase their skillset breadth and clinical mastery. Clinicians who have been in the field for years and are able to deliver extremely efficient results in fewer sessions may charge more than that, in alignment with a fair energy exchange and their clinical expertise. Once you begin with a clinician, your rate is guaranteed to not increase for a minimum of 4 months. After 4 months of care, it is possible your therapist may require an increase in your agreed rate in order to continue working together.

Do you offer sliding scale rates?

We aim to combine a variety of clinicians who can serve a diverse population, our rates reflecting a balance of personal and community care. If you are uninsured and cannot afford our regular rates, contact your desired therapist and let them know what rate you can afford; they may have a sliding scale slot available to accommodate your needs. Please only request this option if you can truly not afford our professional rates, so that we can continue to serve a broad community while earning a fair income for our services. An immense amount of education, time, energy, money, and heart goes into our clinical development and business operations. We appreciate your honesty and may request a signed personal statement of monthly income and expenses to be considered for a sliding scale opening. You also must be underinsured to be considered. If our therapists aren’t able to meet your budget needs, we may be able to offer alternative referrals.

Why should I choose a Bloom Therapist?

You should choose whatever therapist is the best fit for your needs, goals, personality, schedule, and finances. Our therapists are passionate, highly committed to clinical excellence, and have varying specialties and skills. We are honored to be a part of your healing journey if we are the right fit for you. No therapist or group practice will be the right fit for everyone.

All Bloom Therapists are committed to mastering somatic, experiential healing methods that go beyond what classic CBT, or “talk therapy”, can do. They are being trained in cutting edge understanding of the mind/body/spirit system, and how to unblock the natural healing capacity of humans from a holistic perspective.

All of our therapists are spiritually curious and nondogmatic in their approach.

Another factor that makes our practice unique, that many of our clients love, is that we file out-of-network insurance claims for nearly all insurance providers, rather than handing you a SuperBill and asking you to do it yourself. This is very unique for an out-of-network therapy provider.

What our clients say

Testimonials

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“I found Bloom by a random google search and it was the best thing that’s happened to me. The first time I spoke with Tita for our consult I ended up in tears because I just knew that she was going to be someone who finally was able to help me heal. I can’t express how grateful I am to her and how much she has changed my life for the positive. She is caring, kind, non judgmental but also will call you out and make you look inward so you are able to get to the root issues. This was my first time using IFS therapy and it was so helpful for me. The office is so welcoming and nice that you’ll feel right at home.

If you feel you’re needing a therapist then I can’t recommend Bloom and Tita more!” -Laura

“Tita has been the best therapist I’ve ever had. I’ve been with her every week and now every other week, for around six months now. She has helped me work through my CPTSD and given me so many tools to navigate it in my daily life. Since meeting Tita, I’ve been able to just enjoy my life again, which I didn’t know was possible. She really is the best and I would recommend her to anyone.” -Anonymous

“Mariel- It’s safe to say that no one would be reading this book without you. I am lost for words when I consider how incredibly grateful I am to know you. I sometimes forget that you’re not my best friend, because that’s how safe and encouraging our therapeutic relationship is. In my darkest days, you saw the light in me and held space for it. Your virtual sessions are as warm as your real-life hugs when we get to meet in person and they have been the space where I finally, fully collapsed. You sat with me in the shattered pieces and were the first person in my whole life to let them lay. You told me I didn’t have to heal. You let me be hurt and broken and sad and tired and angry and despondent. And then you hung lights in the dark and walked me back to the light with a new appreciation for both. You are doing your life’s work: guiding people into the light. You are a healer, a mystic, a forever North Star. I love you so, so much. Also this is my public acknowledgment that you’re my therapist (if anyone was wondering), lol!”

-Jackie Skellie, acknowledgement from her book of poetry Never Better (re-printed with permission and available on Amazon.)

 

“I’ve been seeing Elaine at Bloom Therapy for the past year and she’s played a remarkable role in my journey to healing trauma and connecting to my higher self. She guides with intuition and compassion, and has gracefully lead me to inner-depths that I didn’t know existed ~ I couldn’t speak more highly of Elaine and Bloom!” -Anonymous

“When I started counseling with Elaine at Bloom I truly thought I’d never heal. I laugh at that looking back, because I have healed and gone above and beyond what I thought possible. Elaine has a unique gift. She is deeply authentic and caring. Her ability to “see me”, often with more clarity than I see myself, has been the key to my success. I’m now stronger, clearer, and happier than I have ever been. Elaine, thank you for being respectful, empowering and truly caring. You’re the best therapist I’ve ever had.” -Madi
“In 2016, I was depressed and having anxiety attacks. When faced with the normal stress of life, my responses were outsized and didn’t fit the situation. I knew I needed to change but I didn’t know how. My relationships suffered. I wasn’t living my values, and I took on responsibility for other peoples’ feelings.
When I first met with Katy, I told her I wanted new and better tools to cope with life’s challenges. I would say Katy delivered exactly what I requested, but that’s not quite true. She didn’t give me new tools; she patiently stayed with me and offered suggestions that, over time, revealed to me that I possessed the tools all along. Not only that, but I also knew how to use them.
It sounds like the simplest thing, and yet it was some of the deepest and most profound work I’ve ever done. Identifying trauma triggers feels dangerous. It takes a lot of bravery to face truths that have been hidden away for so long. It’s not easy to admit internalizing shameful messages.
The good news is that Katy genuinely wants her clients to grow. Her practice is grounded in proven scientific evidence about the way the human nervous system functions. Her approach is client-led.
A word of caution for anyone considering entering into a therapeutic relationship with Katy: you will undergo a tremendous personal change that you cannot reverse, even when it may feel convenient or expedient.
Since leaving Katy’s care, I am keenly aware of a superpower I possess. My superpower is in knowing exactly what I value, and knowing when I am living by my values. My superpower is that I feel my emotions inside my body. I identify where and how I feel them, and I listen to the information those emotions communicate. My superpower is that I exercise healthy boundaries. I know that when I do, healthy people respect and appreciate those boundaries.
Once I committed to living life by my deepest and truest values, mistrusting my instincts became impossible. Once I decided to feel my emotions (no matter how uncomfortable) and allow them to communicate their deepest needs, I could no longer ignore them. And most difficult, once I began exercising healthy boundaries, I stopped accepting sub-par behavior from people in my life no matter how long they’d been a colleague, a relative, or a friend.
Difficult and awkward conversations are still difficult and awkward; the difference is I have a superpower, and I can confidently, lovingly, and firmly speak my truth without being responsible for anyone else’s feelings or reactions. By no longer taking on other peoples’ drama and traumas, I am open to rich relationships with healthy people. Healthy people love healthy boundaries.
Best of all, after working with Katy, I have a loving and trusting relationship with myself. It’s non-negotiable. I move forward in life shining the light of love and abundance everywhere I go.
Thanks, Katy.”   -Anonymous
I sought out therapy to overcome one thing, and left rediscovering my self-worth, understanding my values, and learning why/and how I feel. For years I have struggled with all of this, and after working with Jasmine I gained all of that and so much more. Jasmine helped me ground my decisions, my thoughts, and feelings around my values, which allowed me to heal parts of myself that I have neglected. I left every session knowing what I needed to do, and did it. That is a level of self-efficacy that I have not tapped into before; I still continue to do the ‘work’ everyday. If you are looking for a mental health professional, stop scrolling, because you came to the right place. It has been truly a therapeutic experience working with Jasmine.”-Edgar

“Katy,

From once a week to two years later, it feels like forever! I wanted to reach out to give all the thank you’s I have for how much I feel you helped me get back to myself.

I have been sober for over 2 years, have healthy boundaries with my family, friends, and work, and am no longer dating a$$holes. 😅 I’m still living in Denver and found someone that matches everything on the list you advised me to make (you were right— they exist!!). I am overcoming my mind-body disconnect with practices you showed me daily, and am so grateful for those. And tonight I’m going on a campus tour for my MA in Counseling!

I know this would not have been possible without you and all of your advice, especially to seek outpatient care as well. That was truly life-changing for me, and I would have never known that option existed if it weren’t for you.

So THANK YOU for helping me get my life back and for all of the care you pour into clients.” -Megan

 

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Katy's acceptance based therapy has helped shape and heal me in just a few months from years of anxiety and panic attacks. I am forever grateful to Katy and am so glad I found her! -Anonymous

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