Jack Tsan, Ph.D.


I received my doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Houston and published in the area of health behavior and men and masculinity. After my doctorate, I completed a 2-year clinical research post-doctoral fellowship and produced several research papers and funded grants pertaining to mental health service delivery, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Shortly after completion of the post-doctoral fellowship, I was hired on by the Department of Veterans Affairs to run from the ground up, their Primary Care Mental Health Integration program, at an outpatient clinic. Since then, I’ve taken on roles as the Evidenced-Based Psychotherapy coordinator and Primary Care Mental Health Integration trainer for the entire Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System. Given my experience, I have had the opportunity to treat a variety of anxiety and anxiety-related health problems. As such, I specialize in treating the following:

Anxiety Disorders

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Anxiety and Paruresis (otherwise known as Shy Bladder)
  • Specific Phobias (fear of driving and flying)

Health-related conditions with an anxiety component

  • Chronic Pain
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Nightmare
  • Tinnitus
My Treatment Philosophy

My philosophy is to offer compassionate evidenced-based treatment and to do it in a way that encourages people to explore their authentic selves. The clients I treat most often are those who suffer from anxiety, where it has impinged upon their values and ability to be their true selves. While anxiety is a natural part of our human experience, too much can be maladaptive. My goal is to help clients examine and confront the root cause(s) of their anxiety so that they can find better ways to manage it and ultimately pursue a life with authenticity.

In order to meet this goal, I aim to provide high quality evidenced-based psychotherapy treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure, and mindfulness-based strategies (origins from Eastern theories and practice). Additionally, for those who prefer insight oriented therapy, I can also provide a psychodynamic approach. Whichever path you prefer, we can find a more effective way in facing anxiety so that you can pursue your life values.

Professional Consultation

I also offer professional consultation for healthcare professionals interested in learning about evidenced-based treatments.

Contact and Fees

Please contact me at jack@anxietyaustin.com, at 512-879-1836 ext.3, or via our contact page if you would like to discuss the possibility of working with me. My basic fee is $190 per 50-minute outpatient session. Longer or shorter sessions are prorated from this basic fee. The fee for an initial evaluation is $225. There is an additional charge of $25 per hour for weekend and after-hours (5:00 p.m. or later) appointments. Professional services that you may require, such as report writing, telephone conversations longer than 10 minutes, attendance at meetings or consultation which you have requested, or the time required to perform any other service which you may request of me, will be billed prorated on the hourly fee.

Dr. Tsan has published in the area of health psychology, PTSD, and men and masculinity. Selected publications by Dr. Tsan:

“Method of analysis as a factor in models of admission among veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan deployments”
“Mental health treatment after major surgery among Vietnam-era Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.”
“Association of parental status and diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder among Veterans of Operations Iraq and Enduring Freedom.”
“Racial/ethnic disparities in monitoring metabolic parameters for patients with schizophrenia receiving antipsychotic medications.”
“Investigating gender differences in PTSD, depression, and substance use disorders among OEF/OIF Veterans.”
“Mortality and guideline-concordant care for older patients with schizophrenia: A retrospective longitudinal study.”
“Primary care mental health integration and consecutive annual care among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.”

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