Katy Rothfelder, LPC-Associate

I am a licensed mental health clinician currently supervised by Dr. John Hart, PhD. I specialize in supporting individuals suffering with OCD and related disorders as well as neurodivergent children and adolescents. I also enjoy working with individuals and families experiencing behavioral challenges and/or life stressors such as grief and loss.

I believe clients and their families who have come to therapy have made courageous choices to seek services, and I start from a place of compassion to assess the needs of those I work with. I am passionate about helping clients in all bodies and all abilities from an evidence-based, therapeutically supportive and collaborative stance with confidence and hope in their capacity to grow and thrive in the life most meaningful to them. I strive to embody anti-discrimination, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and anti-ableism in all that I do.

I am an advocate and cheerleader for compassionately tailored, evidence based practice including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP). I commit to these empirically supported treatments with flexibility and curiosity for each client’s own journey, fitting treatment to address the values, cultures, and needs of each person.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Southwestern University with a focus on interpersonal factors in disclosing and relating to mental illness, and my Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. I have gained clinical experience in school settings and amongst multi-disciplinary teams for challenges related to OCD and related disorders, neurodivergent populations, grief and loss, as well as other comorbid stressors. I am also a Registered Behavior Technician. I have completed a number of advanced trainings in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, SPACE (Supportive Parenting of Anxious Childhood Emotions), Exposure and Response Prevention, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Prior to beginning my graduate degree, I worked for several years in the development and marketing of local nonprofits and provided ABA services to early learns with neurodiverse backgrounds. I am a published author on mental health narrative in one of the nation’s top rhetorical journals.

Contact and Fees

Please contact me at katy@anxietyaustin.com, 512-879-1836, or via our contact page, if you would like to discuss the possibility of working with me. For a standard 50-minute session, my fee is $175, and the fee for an initial evaluation is $200. While I do not accept insurance, I am happy to provide you with an invoice that includes all the billing codes required to obtain reimbursement from your insurance company. I also maintain a limited number of reduced fee slots for individuals and families facing financial hardship.

Selected Contributions to the Field
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Selected Publications/Presentations by Katy Rothfelder:

Rothfelder, K. & Thornton, D. (2017). Man interrupted: Mental illness narrative as a rhetoric of proximity. Rhetoric Society Quarterly. 47, 359-382. doi: 10.1080/02773945.2017.1279343

Rothfelder, K., Gould, E., Coreil, A., & Coyne, L. (2022, July 8) Functional analysis in process: Using process based principles to support effective OCD treatment. International OCD Foundation Conference 2022, Denver, Colorado.

Rothfelder, K., & Saffer, R. (2022, July 9) Making meaning from loss: Moving beyond grief in OCD treatment. International OCD Foundation Conference 2022, Denver, Colorado.

Rothfelder, K., Sorensen, D., Hill, D., Payne, J. & Miller, M. (2022, June 18) The diffusion of defusion: Disseminating and promoting contextual behavioral science through popular media. Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference 2022, San Francisco, California.

For more information, read Katy Rothfelder’s CV