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Helpful for any phase of relationship

My boyfriend and I started seeing Judith barely a year into our relationship. With only a few sessions, she really helped us learn to communicate better and more honestly. My boyfriend was skeptical and nervous about going to therapy at first, but still talks about how much he enjoyed our sessions. Though we had only been dating a short time, Judith made us feel respected and worthwhile.Judith also helped my boyfriend with a lot of problems from his childhood that were seeping into our relationship. Since our sessions, he has been more open and honest about how he feels. We have both gained a greater insight to our emotions and have become able to express them.I recommend Judith for any phase of a relationship- one or fifty years in. Even today, therapy is still considered slightly taboo- especially for males. Going to Judith so early in our relationship made us confront and dispel that taboo, and feel comfortable knowing that therapy is always an option for us in the future. In all, therapy with Judith has helped us both short and long-term.Thanks Judith!

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Judith is awesome!

Divorce is rarely easy and mine was no exception.My husband and I visited with a number of other therapists before discovering and settling on Judith. After talking with us, she quickly took stock of the situation and bluntly and fairly laid out the major issues we were dealing with. She provided us with firm and steady guidance with regard to the walking us through the process of what to do with our marriage given that it was in crisis. She presented us with common sense options, prepared us with care for next steps, and triaged not only the marriage, but us as individuals so that we could be in a place in our hearts and minds to make clear decisions.When one gets to the point of the dissolution of a marriage after many years, it’s almost a boiling frog problem where one becomes unconscious of all of the unaddressed issues that are causing the water to boil, then when the water is at a boil, it’s often too late. I was so profoundly depressed (for years) I didn’t realize it, but she saw it right away. In individual therapy, Judith helped me understand the situation and understand myself and gave me the tools to go forward after the dissolution of the relationship and the tools to work toward to becoming a healthy, thriving individual. I would dare say she saved my life. I hated myself for not ending the marriage sooner after my eyes were opened, but I’ve come to accept that’s just the way it worked out and it’s ok to let go when it’s time to move on.I’m so happy with my life now and by having learned to love and accept myself I feel and give lots of love to the people who are in my life. It’s so wonderful to feel again and to know that it’s ok to feel. Thank you Judith!

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I am happier and wiser as a result of my time with Judith

I cannot recommend Judith highly enough. This was my first experience with counseling, and to be honest, I was very skeptical and hesitant to go for a lot of reasons. After spending some time with Judith, it was clear that she genuinely cared and her heartfelt concern was above and beyond what I expected.

I was devastated when my wife said she was considering divorce, so we decided to go see Judith. Our marriage did not make it, even though Judith did everything possible to help us - it takes both partners working together. However, the things I learned from her have made me a stronger, healthier person as a result of this divorce. It's funny how catastrophic things can be used as a spring board to becoming a better person, and in the long run, can be good turning points in life - it's such a cliche, but I actually believe that thanks to Judith's help.

I cannot thank her enough for everything she did for us. Even though I our marriage didn't make it, my time with her was a success because it made me aware of some things and put me on a road to a much better life. Without a doubt, I am happier and wiser as a result of my time with Judith.

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I would recommend Judith to anyone who is looking for pre-marital

or marriage counseling in general. She was such a great therapist for my fiance and I. I can actually tell huge differences from when we first me with her to now. My fiance never thought he would get anything out of a therapist and now he wants to make it a semi-annual visit. She really allows couples to open up and communicate effectively. Definitely go!

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I started seeing Judith during a difficult time in my marriage.

My husband was emotionally abusive and unfaithful and I was emotionally drained. I was devastated as I cared about him greatly and wanted desperately to "fix" things so we could keep our family together. I am a rescuer by nature and felt that if I tried hard enough, we could get through this. Judith was instrumental in helping me understand the "big picture" which was ultimately that much of this was out of my control. It's been a year full of sadness and anguish, but I ultimately knew that I had to take care of myself and our two young children. After much consideration, I ultimately filed for divorce and it was final recently. It's been a very difficult process, but despite the pain, I feel I did the right thing for the sake of myself and our children. The bottom line for me was that it's less destructive to raise our children in a peaceful, stable environment and work amicably with their father to raise them RATHER THAN stay in a situation that is filled with turmoil, dissension and hostility. It's still a difficult journey at times, but I know I made the right decision. It's hard to think clearly when you are in the middle of a crisis like this, but Judith was able to help me see things more clearly. I can honestly say that she believed in me more than I believed in myself. She puts a lot of emphasis on outlining goals and helping you achieve them. Judith has a special gift of helping people whether it be individual issues, marital issues, etc! I am so grateful to have found her and will absolutely seek her counsel in the future. I recommend her to anyone in need of a counselor.

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Judith, thank you I truly appreciate your help now and for our sessions.

You opened my eyes to self forgiveness, and the acceptance of innocence, I do not carry shame and guilt in my heart any longer.

by Client on
You've probably been wondering where the heck we are and how we're doing

... and why we haven't contacted you for another appointment. We just wanted to email you and let you know that we are doing really well and our relationship and lives are going great (you would be very proud of our continued achievements!), and because we were doing so well, we kind of forgot about making another appointment for quite a while. We have been meaning to email you for a while and let you know that we didn't drop off the face of the earth or anything, though! =) Anyway, we wanted to just say thank you for everything you've helped us with so far, and it's very reassuring for us to know that if another major bump or snag happens in the future that we can come see you an get some really excellent, effective help. Thank you again for everything you've helped us with! We are both very, very grateful and feel very lucky that we found someone that really fit our needs.

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Just wanted to say thanks for all your help.

My divorce will be final on Monday. While I lost 30 pounds and a lot of trust, I have moved on just fine. My life is much better today than when we met. I actually started dating, flying international and feel that my life is going well all things considered. My wife really turned out to be someone I didn't know existed but that is my past now. Anyway just wanted to say thanks for what you did. I realize its your job but you really helped me get through the worst time thus far in my life. I will miss her terribly but I have learned so much about me, who I am and what I deserve and want out of life.

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She's WONDERFUL!

Judith is a joy to work with. I have dealt with a variety of psychological matters since giving up a longtime job to care for my seriously ill mother, who ultimately passed away from terminal illness. Over the span of a year's time, before I met Judith, I not only lost my beloved mother and a dear nephew, but trudged through an acrimonious estate lawsuit that split our family. My heart was broken, and I felt crippled by grief and emotional exhaustion. I was so "haunted" and beaten down that by the time I first visited Judith, I felt as if I was trapped at the bottom of a deep, black well, unable---and too tired and depressed---to escape. She helped guide me out of my dark place so that I could once again function. With her therapeutic assistance, I found the inspiration/energy to renovate my previous house and sell it, a project I had set aside for years out of emotional paralysis. Judith has provided strategies to get me back on track so that I may renovate my current home, address health issues, etc. I'm still a work in progress, but have come a long way with Judith's encouragement. As a behavioral therapist, Judith is resolution-oriented, unlike therapists who act as sounding boards but don't move you forward toward recovery. She is a thoughtful mentor for those of us who have found ourselves "stuck" at times in our lives . (If you're lucky, her sweet dog Gypsy may be around to give you a meet-and-greet before appointments. Always gives me a little lift, dog lover that I am. A bit of comfort from a four-legged friend makes a difference!!)

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A True Life-Saver!

I began seeing Judith last summer with a diagnosis of deep depression and anxiety. I saw Judith weekly for 10 months and can truly say she has been a life-saver for me. I had recently retired, moved to an area where I knew no one, and had personal issues that instead of facing, I had just continually pushed them inward rather than address them honestly. Judith was so easy to talk to and also so quick to give her honest feedback on the discussion and ways to deal with working through the issue. Her feedback was very caring but she always worked with me to see better ways to diffuse "my triggers" and provided me with very specific recommendations and "homework" for the next visit that automatically made me get specific and quantify what was really the issue and its importance in the scheme of things. I really liked her philosophy on providing therapy - she often stated that if she did her job well she should work herself out of a job with me. I am such a different person than I was a year ago and owe so much of that to my work with her. Recently I had a very upsetting experience and now knowing how to recognize my triggers, I emailed her to see if she could see me again. She emailed me back right away to tell me I had an appointment that very next day. I've now "happily fired her again" as she calls it because with her help I quickly "pulled myself up again." When we last met, she told me she was thrilled that I was in a situation that I was "firing her again" but was very sincere in telling me that if anything ever came up in the future, again she was only an email or phone call away to get a time to work with her again.

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This Austin Marriage Counselor client review is anonymous.
 

Approximate Cost: $90
 

Hire Again: YES
 

Description of Work: Judith provided me with counseling due to depression and in connection with the break-up of my marriage.
 

Member Comments: Although I have seen several counselors in my adult life, Judith is by far my favorite. She’s absolutely down-to-earth and practical. She gives real, meaningful suggestions rather than just responding with, “And how did that make you feel?” I credit her with helping me to realize my own self-worth and mustering the strength to get out of a miserably unhappy marriage that I’d been in for 18 years. I have referred many friends to Judith, all of whom thank me profusely for it. She is GREAT.
 

How much did the final cost compare to the original estimate?: Right on.
 

How does the value of the work compare to the price?: I got more than my money’s worth.
 

How far in advance did you schedule the work?: 1-2 Weeks.
 

Did you find the company through Angie’s List?: No.
 

If no, what was the other source?: Referred by my family doctor.
 

Have you used this company before?: I’ve used this company before
 

What did you like most about this contractor?: She’s a real person who offers real-world suggestions and advice.
 

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Judith Sloan-Price, LCSW

Judith Sloan-Price, Austin LCSW
For appointments, email for fastest response times: JSP@JSPTherapy.com.
Phone: (512) 922-2256
Fax: (512) 336-9351
Office Address:
6904 Fireoak Drive
Austin, Texas 78759