50 minutes: $120

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers:

Do you accept insurance?

I do not accept insurance at this time. However, I can provide a superbill for you to submit to insurance. I cannot guarantee you will be reimbursed.

I can't afford your fees. Do you have any suggestions?

Note: All sliding fee slots are currently full.

I offer limited sliding scale fees for 50 minute sessions ranging from $75-$100 based on availability. Students are prioritized for these spots. I check in after 3 months for all sliding fee clients to see if they can increase their fee, enabling me to offer more sliding scale fees for new clients. Please inquire if interested by emailing me at


If finances are a barrier to mental health for you at this time, I'd be happy to be a resource for you and help you find low-cost or free mental health services. Some wonderful options in the Austin area to check out to start are:

Lifeworks Austin

Capital Area Counseling

Integral Care 

Jewish Family Services


Austin Child Guidance Center


NAMI Austin

Open Path Collective

How will I know if this is the right fit for me?

I recommend starting with a phone consultation for this reason. We can discuss more about what you're looking for. If you're new to counseling, I can help guide you. If we choose to schedule a session, I'll check in for the first 3-5 sessions to see how you're feeling. I take feedback very seriously, and will always work to accommodate your needs. If it's not the right fit for us, I will provide you with referrals to other counselors who may be a better fit for you.

What will our first session be like?

Our first session is our opportunity to start getting to know each other, handle administrative paperwork needs, discuss expectations, answer questions, and dive right in to whatever is on your mind. I'll do my best to find out as much information as I feel necessary for me to know how to meet your therapeutic needs in our time together. By the end of the first session, I will remind you that attending sessions is completely up to you, and sometimes it takes meeting a few therapists before deciding who to move forward with. We will discuss how you felt about the session and discuss if we feel good about scheduling a second session or if you need some time to think about it first. 

What types of clients do you work with?

I work with individual clients ages 18 and older. I work with all sexualities, gender identities, religions, cultures, ethnicities, and so on. I am accepting of all people.

What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept cash, credit card or check made out to Austin Counseling Center. 

Do you have a question you want answered that you don't see listed above? Email me below and I'll respond within 48 hours.

Austin Counseling Center

1000 Westbank Drive Ste 6-250

Austin, Texas 78746


Phone: 512-364-0167

Shira Klazmer, LPC Associate

Texas License #83430

Supervised by Jill Praisner, LPC-S

Texas License #66202

Jill Praisner, LPC-S can be reached via email at

Any grievance should be in written form and addressed to:

Executive Director

Austin Counseling Center

1000 Westbank Drive, Suite 6-250

Austin, Texas 78746

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council investigates and prosecutes professional misconduct committed by marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychologists, psychological associates, social workers, and licensed specialists in school psychology. Although not every complaint against or dispute with a licensee involves professional misconduct, the Executive Council will provide you with information about how to file a complaint. Please call 1-800-821-3205 for more information.

© 2020 Shira Klazmer. 

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