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Ryan Neugebauer Therapy Austin

Ryan Neugebauer, LPC Associate
he/him/his

Supervised by Ryan D Authier, LPC-S

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” -Carl Rogers


It is rarely an easy thing to reach out and ask for help. It is easier to view it as a sign of weakness and instead feel like you must pull yourself up all on your own. We often receive those messages from others and in our culture. However, just as we would seek out help with a difficult school assignment or go to a doctor to heal a broken leg, therapy is a collaborative outlet for when we struggle with all kinds of life difficulties and mental health concerns. 

In each case, we must put in just as much, if not more, as the person we go to for help. A doctor might reset a broken limb, but we must reorient our life and strengthen it. A school tutor might point out what we are missing in an assignment, but we must practice and learn from our mistakes. With therapy, a therapist can help to support us through difficult times and bring things to our awareness that we may not notice, but we must do the hard work of taking action in our lives for the better. The key first step, which you have done if you are on this page, is noticing that something could be better. That is a difficult step all on its own! So much to the contrary, seeking out and participating in therapy is a sign of strength, not weakness! 

I work with many issues and concerns, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, goal development, grief & loss, death anxiety, spiritual/religious & existential concerns, identity exploration, LGBTQ+ concerns, and values exploration so that you can figure out how to live a flourishing life in line with what you want. With all of these concerns, you and I will work together to grasp what is going on and build a positive path for moving forward. 

As a co-creator in your therapy journey, I will want to know what is working for you and what may not be working so well for you. Not every exercise or intervention works for every client. Sometimes we will try something and find out it isn’t helpful. That’s ok. Life, including in the therapy room, is often a trial-and-error process. One thought will take you somewhere, while another one might not. One activity could set off a lightbulb moment of insight or chart out a good way to move forward, while another one could feel dull and not helpful. By participating in your therapy, you will be able to help direct away from those activities and conversations that are unhelpful and instead move forward in those that are helpful. You can think of it as a discovery process that you learn from even in the moments when a particular activity or technique isn’t so helpful. 

By seeking therapy with me, I will approach you as a whole individual with all of your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, body sensations, values, identity, culture, and spiritual-religious (including lack thereof) and/or existential experiences & concerns. You also might get some humor out of me! 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a concentration in Addiction Counseling. During undergrad, I worked with adolescents in a residential treatment facility and worked in one-on-one behavioral coaching with adolescents and adults. More recently in 2021, I graduated with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. During my Master’s, I worked briefly at St. Joseph Medical Center’s Center for Behavioral Health in Houston before the pandemic hit, focused on one-on-one intakes and group therapy with adult clients (18 and up). I also took part in student care calls at my university through the career center during the pandemic and worked with homeless youth in therapy at Ambassadors for Christ. 

It’s a privilege to be able to hear your story and experiences. If I look like I might be a fit for you, please contact me at 512/201-4501, ext. 279.

More about Ryan

Area of Expertise

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Acceptance, and Flourishing 

Relational, Collaborative, and Integrative 

Authentic, Open-Minded, LGBTQ+ Affirming, and Humorous


Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

North
Central Main

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Trauma
Substance Abuse
Loneliness
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Struggles with Food/Eating
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Problem Thoughts
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Spirituality
Grief & Loss
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual expression
Questions about Gender
Issues with Parents
Parenting
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Relationship Issues
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Career Transitions
Interrupted sleep/Insomnia
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Pregnancy/Postpartum
Divorce
Chronic Illness
ADD/ADHD
Anger Management

Techniques & Experience

Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Trauma-focused
Familiar with substance abuse
Mindfulness modalities
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Career counseling

Qualities

Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Enjoys treating young adults
LGBTQ friendly
Spiritually sensitive
Enjoys working with older adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Ryan D Authier, LPC-S

1801 Elmira Road 

Austin, TX 78721

512/537-5178


Contact Ryan

512-201-4501 ext 279
Work with Ryan

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    Austin, TX 78748
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6am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday
8am - 8pm

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