“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” Roger Crawford

Grow Through Challenges

“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” Roger Crawford

Grow Through Challenges

People generally contact Hope & Wellness Rising when challenges become uncomfortable and interfere with life.  Dr. Engel partners with children as young as five, teens and families to address challenges by integrating a variety of strategies within a developmental framework, including cognitive behavioral, behavioral, family systems, interpersonal and psychodynamic therapies.  Below are some of the most common reasons families seek support through Hope & Wellness Rising.

  • Anxiety, including social anxiety and phobias
  • Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic illness, including cancer, impacting family
  • Depression
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Grief
  • Insomnia
  • Life transitions
  • Parent/ Caregiver coaching
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Relationship challenges
  • Resilience
  • School problems
  • Self-compassion
  • Self-confidence
  • Social skills
  • Stress management

Services         

  • Diagnosis and Evaluation (Does not currently include psychological testing)
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Coordination of care with other team members (e.g., physicians, teachers)
  • Consultation to schools, health care teams and other professionals serving children and adolescents

Office Hours

Hope & Wellness Rising offers weekday appointments between 11 am and 7 pm in addition to some Saturday appointments.  Appointments outside of these hours may occasionally be available.  Call 512-572-HOPE (4673) for an initial phone consultation or to schedule a follow-up appointment.  Dr. Engel personally responds to all messages and appointment requests, increasing your confidence and connection and decreasing the possibility of miscommunication.

How Are Psychologists Different From Other Therapists?

“Therapist” is a general term often used to describe a variety of licensed mental health professionals with different education and training.   Psychologists in Texas earn doctoral degrees in psychology, which includes 4-8 years of graduate education beyond college.  In addition to formal graduate study, Licensed Psychologists are required to accrue a minimum of 2 years (3500 hours) of supervised experience after completing their graduate courses. Approximately one-half of this requirement is met through a formal internship year prior to earning the doctoral degree, while a minimum of 1750 of these hours must be accrued after the doctorate is conferred.  Psychologists must also pass national and state exams to be eligible for licensure, meet annual continuing education requirements and adhere to strict professional and ethical standards. 

In addition to their extensive training in understanding emotional, behavioral, interpersonal and psychological functioning and treatment, Ph.D. psychologists have considerable training in conducting and understanding research.  Their scientist-practitioner model of training is based on the importance of scientific research informing the practice of psychology, including treatment strategies, and a commitment to using these evidence-based approaches to improve lives, families, and communities.  You can learn more about psychologists here

Appointment Rates & Insurance

  • Initial Consultation (75-90 minutes)                   $225
  • Standard Therapy Appointment (50 minutes)  $175
  • Therapy appointments of different duration are available depending on families’ needs and are prorated based on the standard therapy appointment rate.

Hope & Wellness Rising prioritizes protecting your child’s and family’s privacy and your right to make informed healthcare decisions in your child’s best interest, rather than allowing a third-party business that does not know your child to dictate critical aspects of his/her care. Therefore, neither Hope & Wellness Rising nor Dr. Engel contracts with any insurance company but will provide documentation for you to submit should you choose to use out-of-network benefits.

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