Dr. Brian L. Vasquez, PhD, Austin Therapist
An Austin native, I'm a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience on issues ranging from mild to severe, and specializing in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress and self-esteem concerns..
Former clients report that I have an engaging, easy going, and laid back style with a good sense of humor that they find refreshing (especially for a psychotherapist), but that I also challenge them to think of different perspectives and examine difficult areas of their lives to help with creating change.
I am originally from Austin and graduated from The University of Texas with a BA in Psychology. I did Masters work at the University of Houston - Clear Lake, obtained my PhD at Washington State University, and completed my training at the University of California at Davis. I worked for five years at the Counseling and Mental Health Center at UT - Austin prior to starting my current practice. I am licensed by the state of Texas to practice clinical psychology.
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I have extensive experience in working with issues ranging from mild adjustment difficulties to chronic and severe symptoms. At WSU I worked at the university counseling center where I gained comprehensive training and clinical experience with individual, couples and group counseling, and worked with a diverse population of clients presenting a wide array of concerns.
I finished my training and started my professional career as a therapist at the Counseling & Psychological Services at UC Davis. My time there further broadened my experience as a therapist as I continued to work with a multitude of different client populations and a range of issues. I then moved back home to Austin and started a similar position as a therapist at the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center, before moving on to starting my current private practice.
While at UT, I focused on areas that were of particular interest for me. I started there as an Integrated Health Counselor working exclusively on the medical floors with Physicians, Sports Medicine Doctors, and Nurses. In this position I specialized in assisting those with major physical ailments, such as chronic back pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), acid reflux and other GI symptoms, pain management, chronic migraines and headaches, fatigue, insomnia, high blood pressure, and other unexplained physical symptoms.
For my last few years there I specialized in treating eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns, and struggles with food as a member of the Eating Disorders Team.
I have taught college level courses in psychology and career counseling. I have conducted numerous presentations for professors and student organizations. I have also taught and supervised graduate students in their individual and group clinical training.
• American Psychological Association
• National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology