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Lisa Taylor-Austin Psychotherapy, LPC, LMHC, CPC

Lisa Taylor-Austin helps you learn skills while working through concerns so you can feel better and find a more stress-free life. She works with anxiety, perfectionism, trauma, decision-making, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and more. She is a former instructor at Yale and USC and was trained by the former chief of the BSU of the FBI. She understands student and teacher issues.

Lisa Taylor-Austin helps you learn skills while working through concerns so you can feel better and find a more stress-free life. She works with anxiety, perfectionism, trauma, decision-making, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and more. She is a former instructor at…

Lisa Taylor-Austin helps you learn skills while working through concerns so you can feel better and find a more stress-free life. She works with anxiety, perfectionism, trauma, decision-making, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and more. She is a former instructor at Yale and USC and was trained by the former chief of the BSU of the FBI. She understands student and teacher issues.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Race and Ethnicity
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

    including BlueCard Network access

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  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • AllSavers UHC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Anthem
  • NYSHIP
  • Husky
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tufts
  • New Directions
  • Magellan
Pay with a program
  • Optum Live & Work Well (EAP)
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
  • Offers virtual sessions
Licensed in
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  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Maine
  • New York
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Profile
“As a person who put themselves through college working three jobs after enduring trauma as a child and teen, I can relate to many clients I work with because I have been there, too.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I am a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience. I truly enjoy my work with others. As a person who put themselves through college working three jobs after enduring trauma as a child and teen, I can relate to many clients I work with because I have been there, too. I specialize in CBT for anxiety, depression, and perfectionism. I also specialize in EMDR for trauma. I have worked in private practice, K-12, and college settings.
What should someone know about working with you?
There are a few online forms to complete prior to the first session. By creating a treatment plan collaboratively with my client, we design a roadmap for our work together. My sessions can be very structured (usually with CBT) or I can simply lend an empathic ear. Each session and client are unique and I tailor my approach as needed.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am very excited about telehealth; it gives clients access to counseling that is needed. Telehealth is excellent for college students, parents with children at home, busy professionals, those without transportation, and those with medical issues. The process is clearly outlined for clients and easy to follow. In 2022, I became trained in EMDR for healing trauma.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I have been published in several books and articles on the topic of counseling members of criminal street gangs. I started my career working with this population and it has grown into a wide client base of all types of people.
Is there any issue you do not work with?
Yes, I do not work with substance abuse issues or personality disorders, as I do not have expertise in these areas.
“I specialize in CBT for anxiety, depression, and perfectionism.”