About Dr. Landers
I’m a fully, independently licensed clinical psychologist in Austin, Texas where I operate a private practice providing counseling to adults and teens. I enjoy working with clients seeking help for a wide range of challenges but most present with some manifestation of anxiety and/or depression. Otherwise, I’m also available to conduct psychological evaluations, depending on the context and needs.
I grew up in Dallas and earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology (B.A.) from the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with highest honors. My master’s degree (M.A.) is also from U.T., in Neuroscience. I earned my doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. While there I was awarded the Irving-Handelsman Graduate Student Teaching Award for teaching General Psychology and Statistics.
To finish my doctoral requirements, I completed a one-year, full-time internship at Arkansas State Hospital in Little Rock. Most rotations involved working with challenging populations including juvenile sex offenders and adults court-ordered for evaluations or treatment for competency-to-stand-trial or insanity defenses.
In order to become fully, independently licensed in Texas, one has to complete a second year of internship; I completed mine at Larned State Hospital in Larned, Kansas where I was the head psychologist on a unit at a maximum-security forensic facility. Our unit served adults including department of corrections inmates in need of mental health treatment not available in prison.
Since becoming licensed in 2008 I have been in private practice in Austin, completing court-ordered psychological evaluations in a variety of contexts as well providing private counseling and assessment services for adults and adolescents. I have also taught various psychology courses at Texas State and St. Edward’s universities, including General, Abnormal, Forensics, and Statistics.
In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors whether cycling/jogging or barbecuing with friends. I also like dining out, cooking in, spectating sports, reading, and watching documentaries and boring foreign movies.