My last planned day of work prior to maternity leave will be Thursday, April 13, 2017.  With the exception of new group members, I am not taking on new clients before this time due to the soon interruption in treatment. I plan to return to the office for individual clients part time on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  When I first return to work, it is my intent to initially work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons prioritizing continuing clients, and taking new clients only if availability allows. I will return to running groups Wednesday, July 5, 2017. If you are in crisis, please do not wait for me to return, please start treatment as soon as possible. Hotlines are listed at the bottom of this page.


During my absence the following individuals have agreed to provide counseling to my clients as needed:

Cristina Hidrobo, LPC  Cristina’s office is located in the same office suite as mine.   She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Comp Psych, and private pay.  Cristina will also be covering my Wednesday evening BFRB group.

3625 Manchaca Rd. Suite 303
Austin, TX 78704


Lee Ann Cameron LPC, SEP Lee Ann’s office is located in the same office suite as mine.   Lee Ann accepts private pay. Lee Ann has extensive experience working with survivors of sexual and relational trauma as well as the impact of developmental trauma. Lee Ann will also be covering my Wednesday afternoon BFRB group.

3625 Manchaca Road, Suite 303
Austin, Texas  78704


Kimberly Mead, LPC Kim accepts BCBS (PPO) and private pay. Kim is especially skilled with matters related to grief. On there is a calendar of available times on the website.

4103 Manchaca
Austin, TX, 78704


Maya Amos, LCSW, SEP “I have vast experience working with individuals who experience relational and sexual trauma, developmental trauma, early attachment trauma and complex PTSD.  My clinical experience and interests also include intergenerational trauma, self-completion, couples work, clinical supervision and cultural diversity.”

1212 W Ben White (close to my office)
Austin, TX 78704


Amanda Kerley, LPC-S Amanda offices in the same office suite as mine.  You can read about Amanda here:

3625 Manchaca Rd. Suite 303
Austin, TX 78704


Stacy Nakell, LCSW Stacy specializes in body focused repetitive behaviors in teens & adults. She accepts private pay and you can read about her here:

1006 E. 39th St.
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 586-6862


Angela Malek, MEd, LPC Angela specializes in body focused repetitive behaviors in Children, Teens, and Adults. She sees clients in Round Rock and online.  She accepts private pay and some insurance plans.
1311 Chisholm Trail #301
Round Rock, TX 78681


Seeking help for you Child or Teen who is Picking their Skin or Pulling out their Hair? In 2016 I trained a group of youth specialized therapists on how to effectively treat these challenges. Here is the list of recommended counselors from that training: youth therapists for BFRBs 2017 update



In the case of a psychiatric emergency, please contact the following hotlines. These hotlines are available 24 hours/7 days a week:

Local Crisis Hotline:

Austin-Travis County Mental Health Hotline: (512) 472-HELP (4357)

(This hotline can assist with you with hospitalization, in the case that it is necessary)


National Crisis Hotlines:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Hopeline Network (Suicide & Crisis Hotline): 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)

Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1




Priscilla Elliott is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in south Austin. She owns and provides psychotherapy at Courage Counseling, PLLC. While specializing in helping clients who are struggling with trauma, trichotillomania, and/or skin picking disorder; she also supports many in life transitions, anxiety, and depression. Call now for help: 512-673-3987

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