Founded in the spring of 2012, Therapy Austin is a counseling agency with several locations in central and north Austin - with one coming south! - whose mission is to provide high-quality mental health services to adults. We accomplish this by engaging in a selective hiring process then investing heavily in the ongoing training and mentoring of our staff counselors. Therapy Austin offers affordable fees and flexible after-work hours to our clients to ensure our community has broad access to counseling.



Managing Partners

Co-founders Ellen Lindsey and Danielle Hayes officed together for many years before conceiving of and launching Therapy Austin in 2012. With social work a common background, they have shared many cases, trained jointly, and even purchased two pieces of commercial real estate together. Over the course of their professional relationship, they discovered that their styles are complementary and their career goals compatible.    

Once they had trained to be clinical supervisors, they set out to launch an agency that could serve the mental health concerns of people in need in our community. The Therapy Austin staff is hand-picked from the finest of Austin's counseling and social work graduates. As managing partners, Ellen and Danielle share in the day-to-day functioning of this agency and in developing their vision - providing a rich training ground to promising interns and affordable and accessible services to the people of Austin.


Danielle Hayes, LCSW 

Managing Partner

Danielle Hayes brings a wealth of experience and training to her service at Therapy Austin. During her eleven years as a social worker, she has worked with many populations of all socio-economic backgrounds and with clients of varied mental health needs. She has treated adults and adolescents, welcoming all ethnicities, orientations and affiliations. Currently, she runs her own private practice, treating depression, anxiety, addiction, abuse, trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues, and impulse control issues. She is trained in Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and EMDR and is certified in Conflict Resolution.  To learn more about Danielle's private practice, visit her website.



Ellen Lindsey, LCSW

Managing Partner

Since 2003, Ellen has run her own private practice serving adults who present with struggles in relationships, anxiety, grief, divorce and life transitions. She works with clients from a strengths-based perspective, building on qualities they have, instead of focusing on what is missing. Her training includes Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Focussing, EMDR, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Find out more about Ellen's private practice by visiting her website.




Roxanne Watson, LPC

Director of Operations

Roxanne joined Therapy Austin in 2015 as part of the counseling staff. She loved the agency so much, she agreed to join our Leadership Team and stay on full-time, both as counselor and administrator. As a Coordinator, her commitment, dedication, and strength of leadership shined through, which made her the ideal choice for Assistant Director, a new position created in 2018. By 2019, the her responsibilities had grown so much that she was promoted to Director of Operations. Roxanne manages our Coordinators, oversees our recruitment process, and assists the managing partners in crafting and manifesting our continued development.





Clinical Director

DeLinda is an expert clinician and a passionate educator. In her role at Therapy Austin, she offers clinical consultation and training to our counseling staff, both one-on-one and in groups. With the gifts of experience, wisdom, approachability and compassion, she is a cherished leader and mentor in our agency. Staff need never feel lost in a challenging case, because DeLinda is readily available, with a bright light to guide their way.


Jode Edwards, LMSW

staff development manager

Jode was promoted from Staff Counselor to the Leadership Team in 2018 when she took over the huge responsibility of processing and assigning the large volume of requests for service we receive every week. In that role she has close contact with each Staff Counselor and offers invaluable support and guidance to help them effectively and professionally manage their caseload. Her expertise in practice management and her dedication to every counselor’s professional development are invaluable. So valuable, in fact, that in 2019 she was promoted to Staff Development Manager allowing her more time to personally invest in the clinical growth of each Therapy Austin counselor.