Therapy & Counseling Services in Austin, Texas

Counseling, Therapy Services in Austin, TX
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 awhile on your journey through life towards your unique goals. I enjoy working with children age 6 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 30 years, including children of abuse, chronic mental illness, substance abuse, and Alzheimer's/dementia care. If your needs are other that what I can be helpful with, then I am glad to help you find a helpful resource. Please continue to explore my website.

Favorite Inspirational Quotes

I enjoy collecting and posting inspirational quotes and thoughts. A little bit of inspiration before therapy services is highly uplifting.

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Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Providing Services in Austin, Texas, and Surrounding Areas

Graduated, Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare™
Licensed as an 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, St. David’s Pavilion (now Austin Lakes Hospital™)


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 more than 35 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, and cognitive science 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.


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 2009, 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 35 plus years, I have worked in a variety of mental health settings.