Mary Ellen West, LCSW

private practice therapist specializing in counseling for children and adolescents

Being a kid today is not always easy.

Parenting can be difficult. 

Sometimes we need a fresh perspective and new tools to help us cope with life’s challenges and difficulties. I collaborate with children and their families to find solutions, uncover capabilities and improve relationships.  I provide a safe and comfortable space for children and teens to express themselves, discover their unique character strengths and become strong on the inside.  I work with parents to define a clear and effective parenting strategy that will nurture their child's success. 


Appointments are generally scheduled between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on a weekday. My schedule for seeing clients closely follows the academic year (September through May), with very limited availability during the summer.  

Following the initial evaluation, appointments are typically 45 minutes once per week at a time we agree on, although some sessions may be longer or more or less frequent.  

I offer an initial 20-minute phone consultation free of charge to discuss your goals and assess whether we would be a good fit for working together.  

To schedule an appointment or consultation, please call me at (512) 201-2995 or email*   


My current fee structure is as follows:

  • Individual and Family sessions (45 min.) $130

  • Late Cancellation/No Show fee $130

Fees for additional services (e.g., school visits, consultations, letters) can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.   Once an appointment is scheduled, you will be expected to pay for it unless you provide at least 24 hours advance notice of cancellation. 


Payment is due at the time of service and can be made with check, cash or credit card.   

Upon request, I can provide you with necessary documentation to submit to your insurance company for possible out-of-network reimbursement.  


*Please do not send confidential or sensitive information via e-mail, as it is not considered a secure form of communication and privacy cannot be guaranteed. 

To schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation, call (512) 201-2995 or email today.