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Therapy & Counseling Services in Austin, Texas

Welcome to my website. I hope you find it helpful in your search for a psychotherapist. I feel deeply honored when invited to join with you for a while on your journey through life towards your unique goals. I enjoy working with children, age 12 and up, adults, and older adults. I have a wide range of experience treating mental illness, personality disorders, behavior problems, marital and family issues, depression/anxiety, and stress. My work has been diverse over the past 45 years, including children of abuse, chronic mental illness, substance abuse, and Alzheimer's/dementia care. If your needs are other than what I can be helpful with, then I am glad to help you find a helpful resource. Please continue to explore my website.

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Graduated, Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare™
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Texas, Worked, Methodist Children's Home™ in Waco, Texas
Managed, Community Hospice™ of Waco, Directed, Social Services and Bereavement Services for Family Hospice of Temple
Worked, Program Director for Both Memorial Mother Frances Hospital and East Texas Medical Center Geropsychiatric Units, St. David’s Pavilion (now Austin Lakes Hospital™), in private practice since 2009


My Approach

Receive complete therapy and counseling services when you rely on William Douglas McFarland LCSW of Austin, Texas. I have been providing mental health services in Texas for 45 years. Please take a moment to read my background information to see why I may be the best choice for your individual, marital, family, or group counseling needs.

As a clinical social worker, I was trained in the ecological model. My focus for intervention is where there is a lack of fit between personal needs and environmental demands.

Psychodynamics, family systems, dialectics, cognitive science and client-centered theories may be incorporated into treatment as appropriate with the larger person-in-environment focus in mind. I do not engage in "alternative medicine" techniques, but never discourage their use for those who find them helpful.

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A Brief Biography

William Douglas McFarland LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within the state of Texas. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas School of Social Work. From 1976 to 1990, I worked with children, youth, and families in a children's psychiatric inpatient hospital, as well as a separate psychological intake evaluation center.

From 1990 to 1996, I managed Community Hospice of Waco and directed social and bereavement services for Temple Family Hospice. From 1996 to 2010, I served geriatric and adult psychiatric inpatient populations, including 12 of those years at St. David’s Pavilion (now Austin Lakes Hospital). Over the past 45 years, I have worked in a variety of mental health settings.


Hours of Operation (by appointment only):
Tuesday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Providing Services in:
Austin, Texas, and Surrounding Areas

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