Dr. Mike Strand (He/Him)

Psychologist, PsyD
 therapist: Dr. Mike Strand,
In-Person in Austin, TX 78731
In-Person in Georgetown, TX 78626
Online in PSYPACT states
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, CNMI, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Hey there! I’m Mike Strand, an experienced psychologist with over 15 years of dedication to guiding individuals on their journey of self-improvement. My expertise lies in helping clients overcome emotional challenges to enhance personal growth and strengthen relationships. I recognize that seeking support can be difficult, which is why I will strive to make therapy as welcoming and approachable as possible. Our sessions are collaborative, tailored to your specific needs, facilitating deep and lasting transformation.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Buddhist, LGBTQ+, Men, Military / Veterans, Persons with Disabilities clients.

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused (EFT)
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Experiential
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Somatic
Approach Description: As a Licensed Psychologist, I have advanced, doctoral-level training in a broad range of effective therapies and practices for such concerns. However, you are the true authority on yourself and your life. During therapy sessions with me, we will merge that expertise. Whether it's individual or couples therapy, we will collaborate to: 1) fully grasp the issues prompting therapy; 2) establish objectives aligned with your priorities; and 3) devise a treatment strategy to guide you towards enduring positive changes. Therapy may encompass various therapeutic methods customized to suit your specific requirements, preferences, and objectives. Throughout the process, we will formulate new approaches to tackle your obstacles, equip you with psychological tools, and identify pragmatic solutions to achieve your aspirations.

Education & Credentials

Dr. Mike Strand PsyD
  • Male
  • License # 37668
  • Licensed in TEXAS
  • PSYPACT Mobility # 12445
  • Practicing Since 2008
Education: PsyD, Doctor of Psychology, from James Madison University MA, Psychology, from SUNY Buffalo BA, Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, from University of Central Florida

Finances

Fees
  • Average Session Fee $225
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • I reserve a limited number of sliding appointment slots per week for clients demonstrating financial need. The lowest end of the fee scale for a 53-minute visit = $150 (usually $225). Rates vary based on household income and visit length. For clients interested in more information regarding reduced rate options, please reach out via email or phone.
Insurance
  • Accepts Insurance
  • I am considered “in network” with Aetna, United Healthcare and all Optum affiliate plans. I am considered out-of-network with all other plans.

Dr. Mike Strand Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Austin, TX 78731 and Georgetown, TX 78626
  • Available Online for residents of PSYPACT states
    Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, CNMI, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Dr. Mike Strand Practice Description
In my counseling practice, I have the honor of supporting clients as they navigate through some of the most challenging times in their lives. When clients initially contact me for a consultation, they are often facing tough situations that may seem overwhelming and draining. Amidst the struggles, it’s typical for those seeking help to feel stagnant and unsure about the way forward. Many individuals may question the effectiveness of therapy. The reality is that it requires genuine bravery to seek assistance. I am consistently motivated, every day, by the resilience and determination I witness each time a client joins me in the counseling space. By engaging in therapy, my clients are already demonstrating their potential — taking courageous steps, despite any apprehension, to prioritize their well-being and self-care. Here are some common concerns often addressed in therapy — Your relationship with your partner may feel strained. Arguments are on the rise. Intimacy is dwindling. You feel disconnected compared to before. Despite trying various solutions, nothing seems to work. There's a concern that without significant change, this relationship may not survive. You've adopted a "push through" and "do more" approach to handle stress, but it's not providing lasting relief. You're ambitious, a problem-solver, and diligent. Yet, lately, no matter how much effort you put in, stress and worry persist without long-term respite, impacting your relationships, health, or overall well-being. You've resorted to distracting yourself with temporary comforts. Whether it's stress eating, alcohol, TV, sex, drugs, sleep, or other habits... none of it truly resolves the underlying issues, only adding up to more challenges. You feel trapped in this cycle. You're facing difficulties in your relationships with family, friends, or colleagues. Past issues resurface, or recent stressful events have caused disruption. Despite your efforts to please others, it seems like your actions never quite meet their expectations. Many aspects feel beyond your control, making it hard to progress. You've encountered trauma, loss, or significant life changes. It's as if your world has turned upside down, leaving you puzzled. You may be overwhelmed trying to find answers, only to face more questions. Perhaps you're struggling with grief and fearing the unknown ahead. Your previous coping methods may have worked before, but now they seem to worsen things. You deserve to break free from this struggle and lead a life not dictated by persistent stress, fear, guilt, or despair.

Practice Overview

5750 Balcones Drive
110 East 7th Street
Available both in-person and online
16 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Individual

Office Hours

Monday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Driving Directions

3rd Floor

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