Austin Psychotherapy
Dr. Krista Jordan and Associates

Leading Psychotherapy Practice in Austin and the surrounding Central Texas area.

Benefits of Psychotherapy

Changes Serotonin Levels

Psychotherapy has been shown to change levels of serotonin, the brain chemical involved in depression. This is the same mechanism that drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor and other SSRI’s work by.

Better Emotional Control

Brain scans have shown that psychotherapy increases the thickness of fibers that connect the frontal lobe to the limbic system. This allows us to better control our emotions and remain calm and not react even when provoked.

Proven Treatments

Antidepressant medications and psychotherapy both work equally well for psychological problems. This may not apply to some diagnoses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder which have a stronger genetic component.

"Sometimes in life we find ourselves staring up at a huge mountain wondering how we are ever going to get to the top. We may feel like turning back, like the path is too long and too difficult. Or we may not see a path at all and have no idea how to move forward."

Therapists are often like a guide who has climbed that mountain not only once but many times with many people. Someone who knows the best paths, the best places to stop and rest and the best time to push forward. Someone who can carry some of the load when you are tired and struggling. A good therapist can help you not only get to the top of that peak but learn along the way how to conquer the peaks that lie beyond.

Krista Jordan - Rated Top 3 Psychologists in Austin

“Hope begins in the dark. The stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. “

-- Anne Lamott

Dr. Krista Jordan

I am a board certified psychologist who treats depression, anxiety, stress, chronic feelings of shame or inadequacy, relationship problems, repeating unhealthy patterns and/or feeling “stuck in a rut.” I have a collaborative approach to therapy and see it as a partnership in which I can educate, support, encourage, and guide clients to improve their lives. There are no guarantees in counseling. However, patients that work with me report that they do get better and almost always achieve the goals they set forth at the beginning of therapy. I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and am board certified.

We Offer Post-Doctoral Residency programs

Best Psychologists in Austin
2023 City's Best Award - Krista Jordan
Krista Jordan - Rated Top 3 Psychologists in Austin

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Westgate Central Market, Westgate Yoga Yoga, Black Swan Yoga, Castle Dental, Westgate Pet and Bird Hospital, Buffet Palace and the Westgate Theater. Our primary office is located in the Westgate Shopping Center in South Austin.