Irwin Tang counsels Austin folks

My name is Irwin Tang.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, also known as an “LPC.”

I offer counseling services for individuals and couples.  I also work with adolescents and families.

I offer my services on a sliding scale, from $60 to $100 per session, depending on income.  Please click the tab, “Sliding Scale,” to see examples of how the sliding scale works.

I help people deal with a great variety of issues. Here are just some of the major areas:

Anxiety:  Social anxiety, performance anxiety, test anxiety, sexual anxiety. Feelings of panic, irrational fear.  Obsession, perfectionism, compulsions.

Depression: no motivation, self-hatred, isolation, break-ups, grief, pessimism.

Sex addiction, porn addiction, and infidelity. Do you feel that you have unhealthy sexual addictions or disrputive sexual attractions?  I can help you end your addictions and heal your relationships.  How you and your partner understand and deal with your behavior is extremely important. Having worked for the local counties, nothing shocks me.

Addiction in general: I use a cognitive-behavioral therapy model (CBT). The focus is on the relationships between cognitive distortions and automatic thoughts; emotions; and behaviors. Key to this method are detailed insight into the use cycle and breaking that cycle at every step. I help people with sex addiction, pornography addiction, drug addiction, and other addictions and compulsions.

Bipolar Disorder: For those diagnosed with bipolar disorder in recent years, symptoms can be very intense or quite manageable, or anywhere in between. Research shows that cognitive-behavioral methods are likely the best way to mitigate the variety of symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Couples: all couples; all problems, especially correcting faulty communication and interaction patterns. Infidelity, especially.

Relationships: infidelity, communication, resentment, break-ups and divorce.

Anger & Impulse Control: curbing rage, crime, and impulses; addressing emotional pain, cognitive distortion.

Sexual anxieties, insecurities, lack of desire, and male concerns.

Pornography: I help clients terminate or diminish their use of pornography.  I am willing to work with people who are struggling to stop the use of illegal forms of pornography, but I will NOT offer therapy for those who create illegal forms of pornography. Those who create illegal forms of pornography will be turned in to the police. The primary aim of therapy for those who use illegal forms of pornography is to completely end use of illegal forms of pornography.

Overcoming the Past: sexual/physical abuse, divorce, abortion, regret.

Special Groups: GLBT, immigrants, bi-cultural and 2nd gen, Asians and Asian Americans,  writers & artists, victims of bullying or abuse, offenders, nerds, adolescents, couples, people of color, and techies.

Please call me to set up an appointment at (m) 512.554.5431.

I see clients at two locations. On Mondays and Wednesdays, I am at 3355 Bee Cave Road, Suite 601, Austin, 78746.  This is a great location for people located in Central and Southwest Austin and Westlake.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I help people at 13625 Pond Springs Road, Suite 105. That’s located in 78729 where Pond Springs meets the northbound feeder road of Highway 183 (aka northbound Research Blvd.).  This is just north of Anderson Mill Road.

How to get to 3355 Bee Cave Road: From Mopac, go west on Bee Cave.  Pass Walsh Tarlton (and the Chase Bank on the left).  Watch carefully on your left as the road bends. Drive slowly.  Turn left at the big sign that says 3355.  Suite 601 is near the back, on the right.

How to get to 13625 Pond Springs:

On Highway 183, exit Anderson Mill Road.

Go North on Highway 183 feeder road (Research Blvd.).

The first road on the right is Pond Springs.  Turn Right there, and then Immediately turn left into the parking lot of our building.  Suite 105 is in the corner of the L-shaped building.

For more information about my counseling methods and my education, please click on “About Irwin Tang” above.

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