Mike Rothschild (he/him), M.A., LPC-Associate, NCC, supervised by Michelle Hawn, LPC-S

My Philosophy

You already have the tools you need to lead the life you want. I’m here to provide you with a safe and comfortable space to feel your emotions without fear of judgement, so that you can freely use those tools. I will sit with you, support you, and, if needed, guide you, but you are in the driver’s seat of your life and in our sessions. A combination of compassion, curiosity, creativity and humor guides my work with my clients. Therapy is a collaborative process, which means we will work together to decide what would be the most effective way to achieve your goals for therapy. 

A little about me: 

I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, and I went to the University of Arizona and received a Bachelors of Arts in Middle East and North African Studies. I’ve been in Austin ever since (and love it here). I received my Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Texas State University. I am fiercely committed to advocating for and working with individuals with marginalized identities within and outside of the therapy room. 

When I’m not working, I enjoy making music (I play several instruments), reading (mostly fantasy), socializing (I love a good coffee/tea hang), walking (especially when it’s not summer), and listening to podcasts. 

I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, families and groups who have come to therapy with issues ranging from anxiety, trauma, depression and addiction, to anger, sexual offenses, grief, and family conflict. 

We may be an especially good fit if you have experienced difficulties with your religion or spirituality, especially if you were raised within a rigid belief system. 

Next Steps: 

If any of what you’ve read here makes you feel like we may work well together, I encourage you to reach out to me via phone or email to schedule a free 15-minute chat where I can answer your questions and you can feel me out to get a sense of my personality. Finding the “right” therapist can be challenging, and if I’m not the right therapist for you, I will gladly help you find one that is.

Areas of Expertise:

-Family conflict
-Religious or spiritual trauma


$140 for 50 minute individual sessions
$165 for 50 minute family sessions


Westlake Hills Office, Northwest Hills Office, Teletherapy

Contact Mike:

To schedule a session with Mike click here to fill out our appointment request form. Please be sure to select Mike as the therapist you are most interested in working with.