Transcend is a group therapy practice with therapists that specialize in treating a variety of mental health disorders. Our therapists are particularly specialized in trauma therapy.
Transcend contracts some of the best therapists in the Austin and San Antonio area to help support the clients we see.
Transcend Health Solutions is proud to offer high-quality, traditional (non-ketamine assisted) psychotherapy services at affordable prices, making us a top choice for those searching for an affordable therapist in Austin or San Antonio. Our skilled and compassionate mental health counselors provide these services primarily through a virtual format, with periodic in-person sessions available when necessary.
What Is Psychotherapy?
Also known as “therapy” or “counseling,” psychotherapy is a process where individuals discuss their life concerns with a qualified, licensed mental health provider. Transcend therapists actively listen with empathy and unconditional positive regard, offering clients an objective perspective. Our counselors are trained to identify and treat mood, thinking, and behavior patterns that are detrimental to a client’s mental health.
Effective Therapy for Life's Challenges
Our trauma therapists in Austin and San Antonio specialize in addressing a wide variety of issues, from everyday life stressors like work or relationship problems to clinical mental health conditions and significant life traumas. Some common conditions we effectively treat through mental health counseling include:
Expert Psychotherapy Techniques at Transcend Health Solutions
Our therapists are proficient in numerous therapeutic models, offering some of the best options for DBT therapy in Austin and San Antonio, as well as other approaches including:
The length of time a client meets with their therapist is tailored to the nature of the issue being treated. Whether facing acute life stressors or more chronic issues such as PTSD or other mental health conditions, the course of therapy is collaboratively determined between you and your counselor during the intake interview.
Transcend offers psychotherapy services at two levels to assist with affordability.
What is an LPC-A? This stands for Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, When a therapist holds an LPC-A license it just means that they have not yet completed the thousands of hours it takes to become a “fully licensed” therapist. LPC-A therapists are a great choice for patients just getting started with therapy. LPC-A level therapists have supervisors that meet with them regularly to discuss the cases they are session to ensure that they are using correct therapeutic approaches, conceptualizing a clients care, and addressing the symptoms and issues with standard-of-care techniques
Are LPC-A level therapists not as good at “fully licensed” therapists?
LPC-A therapists have been through the same amount of schooling as a fully licensed therapist, but do not have the same amount of years in practice. Ultimately, it is not the therapist that is doing therapy, it is the client, a skilled therapist is an artist in assisting with this process, but we know from research that ultimately the therapist's client relationship is the most important factor in regards to psychotherapy outcomes. This means if a client enjoys processing with the therapist they are seeing and they feel open to exploring anything that might be required in the process without judgment, the client will likely have better outcomes than working with a therapist with more experience that they do not feel the same level of connection with.
While Transcend Health Solutions does not directly accept insurance as a form of payment, we are committed to offering affordable therapy in Austin and San Antonio. We can provide "Superbills" for our clients to seek reimbursement from their insurance companies at standard out of network rates.
Standard Therapy vs. Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
Standard therapy, offered by some of the best therapists in Austin and San Antonio, addresses problems and mental health conditions that are typically less severe than those requiring ketamine treatment methods. Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is utilized for chronic conditions unresponsive to other forms of therapy and medication, such as treatment-resistant depression and severe PTSD or anxiety.
Ready to take the next step towards beginning therapy? Contact Transcend Health Solutions today to find the best therapists in Austin or San Antonio who can guide you on your path to better mental health.
Our care coordinator will advise you on which of our therapists has availability for new clients when you call and what their therapy rate is.
Psychotherapy services at Transcend are $99-150 depending on the experience level of the therapist you choose to work with.
· In-Person Talk Therapy
· Telehealth Talk Therapy
Your peace of mind is worth the time.
Ketamine is a very short acting medication. Generally speaking, any side effect experienced from Ketamine will be short-term and will subside after the infusion has stopped. It can be normal to have slight increases in blood pressure and heart rate during an infusion. A small percentage of patient do experience some nausea during or right after the infusion. Nausea, elevated blood pressure and heart rate are easily managed through IV medications during the session should these arise. Most patient who do not eat for three hours prior to the session, and keep their eyes closed or use eyeshades during the session, will not experience any nausea.
In high doses and or with very frequent administration Ketamine can be irritating to the bladder. For the purposes of facilitating KAP, doses of ketamine are low and most patients will only do one or two sessions per week. In this dosing and frequency there an extremely low risk of for developing bladder irritation caused by the administration of Ketamine. We have never had a patient develop bladder issues from this treatment at our clinic.
During your medical intake, we will determine if you need to alter your medication regime prior to treatment. There are only a few medications that should be altered prior to initiating treatment. For instance, stimulant medications, benzodiazepines, and medications like Lamictal may need to be held or adjusted prior to treatment.
We request that you don't eat a meal within 3 hours of the start of your appointment time.
After receiving a ketamine infusion, it is normal to feel slightly tired or loopy for several hours. It would be unsafe to drive after a session so we do require that you arrange a family/friend to pick you up or utilize a taxi or other ride service.
It is best to provide time to fully process the therapeutic content that may have been worked through in the session. We encourage our clients to journal and integrate in the time following the session.
At Transcend, it is our goal to have this treatment be a highly transformative, short term intervention for you.
One of the reasons to undergo the KAP process with a therapist vs. receiving Ketamine infusion or injection only is because most people are more able to avoid needing maintenance treatment longterm with KAP. When symptom reduction has occurred through the chemical effects of ketamine only, there is often a need to re-administer ketamine every 20-30 days to keep symptoms at bay. With KAP, symptom reduction is more often secondary to therapeutic progress which does not dwindle in time, and therefore maintenance treatments are often not required.
The majority of our clients will reach sub-clinical levels of distress after an average of 5-6 sessions. Most of our clients will discharge from our care after these sessions and won't need any form of maintenance therapy. Some people do benefit from revisiting KAP intermittently throughout the year following the initial series as needed to continue therapeutic progress but this is not the most common treatment plan at Transcend.
For chronic pain treatment, it is more difficult to keep baseline pain levels down and flair-ups without maintenance infusions ongoing. The majority of patients with chronic pain will do sessions every 30-90 days to keep the baseline pain levels reduced.
You can expect to be at the clinic for approximately 2 hours. There are many factors that influence the length of the infusion but most patients will receive a 35-50 minute ketamine infusion. Your Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy trained therapist and a registered nurse will be by your side throughout your entire time during the infusion. Your therapist will be with you before to help set goals for the session, during for guidance and processing, and after for continued therapy, integration, and reflection.
Have another question? Don't hesitate to reach out to us.