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Mallory Burdette,

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Texas. In addition to providing in-person psychotherapy for individuals and couples located in Austin, TX, I am licensed through PSYPACT to provide tele-therapy in Florida, Georgia, and 36 other states. Please consult the PSYPACT Map to see if I can work via teletherapy in your state.  

If you would like to inquire further or schedule a consultation, I look forward to hearing from you. 

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How I Work

My approach to therapy is integrative and focuses on the specific needs of each individual. In therapy, I seek to provide a warm and non-judgmental space for you to process your concerns. Whether your life feels overwhelming or underwhelming, I believe that the care, courage, and curiosity that you find in therapy can go a long way in helping you find new possibilities. Regardless of your past and present challenges, I work from the perspective that you have resilience and strengths we can tap into as we work together to explore new possibilities in your life and relationships.


I received a bachelors in psychology from Stanford University and my doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington, D.C. As a graduate student, I have completed training at Children's Hospital of Atlanta, where I provided neuropsychological testing services to children who suffer from medical disabilities. For the past four years, I have provided individual psychotherapy and psychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adults in a college counseling center as well as in private practice settings. 

My own experience as a former collegiate and professional athlete informs my work around performance. A major part of how we perform on the field, at work, or in the classroom revolves around how we are functioning emotionally and within our relationships. I have unique insights into how external factors influence athletic and professional performance.

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Individual Therapy

I provide individual therapy for adults experiencing a range of symptoms. Some reasons that clients seek therapy with me include: anxiety, depression, unhealthy relationship patterns, grief, trauma-related symptoms, body image and self-esteem concerns, grief, navigating major life transitions, and physical symptoms related to emotional distress. I use a psychodynamic approach to therapy, which emphasizes the exploration of the roots of your current concerns. Sometimes, acknowledging and processing past experiences can be vital to breaking unhealthy patterns and allowing for lasting change. 

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College Students

Transitioning to college can be an exciting time. However, for some, learning to balance their new found independence with academics, new social connections, and extracurricular activities can be difficult. Psychological challenges can add an additional layer of stress throughout this transition process. Therapy can be helpful for college students who are struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, specific learning difficulties, LGBTQ concerns, and general adjustment challenges. 

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Couple Therapy

Like most endeavors in life, love relationships provide opportunities for learning, growth, and safety, as well as the risk of disappointment, pain, and loss. Every couple faces challenges along their journey. While some couples successfully adapt such that each partner grows as the relationship deepens, others become stuck in the learning process.


Therapy can be helpful when efforts to repair leave you and your partner in cycles that feel unsustainable: 


  • Communication deteriorates into arguments

  • Compromise leads to dissatisfaction

  • Intimacy is not reciprocated

  • Infidelity has occurred

  • Persistent thoughts or fears of separation


I use a model of couple therapy called Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), and I am a Level 2 trained PACT therapist. PACT incorporates attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation to help couples collaborate, understand, and respond to each other more effectively so that disagreements and impasses can be managed more effectively. If you would like to explore if I can help the challenges your relationship is facing, please contact me to set up a consultation.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you accept health insurance?
    I do not work directly with insurance companies, and I would be considered an out-of-network provider. This would mean that you would be responsible for paying me directly, and if you have any out-of-network benefits through your health insurance plan, I can provide you with billing statements that you can submit for reimbursement. See the FAQ section on how to determine whether you have out-of-network benefits for more information.
  • If I seek reimbursement from insurance for individual or couple therapy will I be given a diagnosis?
    Yes. In order for insurance providers to reimburse you for therapy, the services must be considered "medically necessary," which requires an official diagnosis. The diagnosis would be listed on your billing statements that you submit to insurance. For those individuals in government positions or jobs that require a security clearance, you will want to check with your employer to determine how this could impact you when deciding whether to pursue out-of-network reimbursement for therapy services.
  • Do you offer sliding scale services?
    I have a small number of sliding scale spots available for military veterans, students, and those who are unemployed and hoping to return to work in the next six months. Feel free to reach out to inquire about whether sliding scale spots are available.

Contact Me

Reach out if you would like to schedule a free consultation.

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