Ryan Douglas, Ph.D.


ryan-douglas-psychologistRyan Douglas, Ph.D.

I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and completed my formal internship training at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center with an emphasis in evidence-based treatments for PTSD. I have also treated individuals with phobias, OCD, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder in various outpatient treatment settings, as well as clients with a range of other issues including mood disorders, substance use disorders, compulsive behaviors, relationship problems, and self-esteem issues.

My Treatment Philosophy

We all experience anxiety. It can be motivating, useful, and even necessary for our survival at times. However, for many people anxiety becomes unmanageable, unhelpful, and painful. Situations that provoked little or no anxiety in the past seem to be terrifying. In order to cope with this individuals often develop strategies to avoid feeling such intense anxiety. However, these avoidance strategies come at a cost, as they tend to isolate one from others, take up more and more time, and detract from important life goals.   My goal is to help you find ways to face your fears so that you can lead a rewarding life without paralyzing fears and worries. The type of treatment I offer is centered on safely finding ways to confront anxiety-provoking situations and thoughts in order to lessen the intensity of your anxiety as well as to find ways to end reliance on avoidance strategies that only make the situation worse in the long run. By using cognitive behavioral techniques with an emphasis on exposure we can find ways to confront and reduce your anxiety allowing you to live your life with less limitation and unnecessary worry.

Contact and Fees

Please contact me at ryan@anxietyaustin.com or 512-879-1836 ext. 5 if you would like to discuss the possibility of working with me. My standard fee is $160 per session. The fee for an initial evaluation is $180. I do not accept insurance, but I do maintain a number of slots at a lower fee for individuals facing financial hardships.

Currently accepting new patients: No

Dr. Douglas is an author of McCarthy, C. J., Douglas, R., & Shah, M. (2013). Teacher stress: Consideration for a global approach and future research directions. In McCarthy, C.J., Lambert, R.G., & Ullrich, A. (Eds.). International perspectives on teacher stress. Greenwich, Connecticut: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

For more information, read Dr. Douglas’s CV.