Kathy Engel, Psy.D.
Welcome to my website.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy services for children, adolescents and families. If you are like many others with whom I work, you are or a family member is having a tough time and searching for help to ease the stress. Before moving on to my professional experience and areas of specialty, I think that it is important for me to share with you my understanding of the increasing demand for therapy services.
Our everyday lives are moving at unprecedented speeds with increasing pressures, creating unanticipated and unintended challenges. Many of us struggle to maintain the balance between work and family life; keep up with our children's academic and extracurricular needs; and have time left over to care for ourselves. People seem to take two different approaches to these challenges. The first group buries their heads in the sand and pretends that everything is OK, even though that is not the case. The second group, more like yourself, takes an active role in life and is willing to seek out professionals who can help by offering new ideas and strategies for understanding and addressing these challenges.
In the past 15 years, I have worked in such settings as the community mental health center, psychiatric and medical hospital, residential treatment facility, public school, and emergency room. The diversity of my experience gave me an opportunity to learn about many of the challenges families face and how they persevered. For the past 4 years, I have shared what I have learned in private practice to service the greater Austin community.
Please explore this site for more information about my practice.