3901 Speedway, Austin TX 78751


"I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

John 10:10 

Hyde Park Counseling

We are committed to providing Christ-centered counseling and education through our professional services, lay-counselor training and community involvement.

Hyde Park Counseling Center was founded in 1986 to serve the greater Austin area as an affiliate of Hyde Park Baptist Church. The center's mission is to offer biblically-based solutions to problems in a caring, confidential, professional setting and to equip lay persons with skills to minister to others. 
We also offer specialized counseling services, psychological assessments, and consulting services. A full range of professional and pastoral counseling services is available to adults and children of all ages. Whether the need is to resolve issues related to depression, anxiety, guilt, difficult relationships, parenting struggles, or coping with losses, our goal is to offer support in times of personal crisis or estrangement from God. Our message is one of hope, healing, and encouragement using God's word to share with others an abundant life in Jesus Christ.

For more information or to get started, please call us at 512 451-2186 or email us at admincounseling@hpbc.org.  
In-person and Telehealth appointments available.

A Word from our Director

Welcome to Hyde Park Counseling! For over 31 years, we have been committed to providing Christ-centered counseling and education through the delivery of professional services, lay-counselor training, and involvement in the greater Austin community.

Our aim is to direct individuals and families to Jesus Christ by offering biblically-based solutions to life challenges. By partnering with pastors and local churches, we desire to help equip individuals in the body of Christ to minister to the needs of others through professional counseling services, In-Christ Conferences, Workshops, and the Advanced Training Certification Class.

As an affiliate ministry of Hyde Park Baptist Church, we are centrally located in the Austin area allowing us to provide a support system for many churches in the community. This enables us to be committed to promoting healthy church connections for all of our clients and their families. It is a blessing to see how the body of Christ is working together in the Austin area as our network of church leaders and pastors has grown and more churches are becoming involved in our ministry.

My prayer is that you will find Hyde Park Counseling to be a place of hope and healing.

Yours in Christ,

Dr. Nicole Fitzpatrick
Licensed Psychologist
Director of Counseling


Dr. Nicole Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., LSSP

Licensed Psychologist, Director of Counseling
Nicole specializes in working with adults and children to address ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, marital and life transition issues. As a Licensed Psychologist, she conducts psychological assessments for learning, emotional and behavioral concerns.

Lauren Herzog

Crissy Henderson

M.S., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate
Lauren is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LFMT). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from Pepperdine University, and her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. Following approximately six years of working in Seattle and California, Lauren returned to her hometown of Austin, Texas. Lauren’s approach to therapy is a systemic and holistic one, informed by her clinical education and training in Marriage and Family Therapy. Lauren is certified in Sand Tray Therapy, TF-CBT (trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and DBT (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy). Lauren has extensive experience working with children utilizing a variety of Play Therapy approaches, as well as  families, adolescents, couples, and college-age individuals.
Crissy Henderson received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Texas A&M, West Texas. Crissy specializes in college students/emerging adults and her clinical interests include anxiety and depression, trauma, grief and psychological testing and assessment. She has over 15 years’ experience in career recruitment and development. Crissy is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate and is supervised by Michael R Chancellor LPC-S.

Crickett Berlin

M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate

After spending many years as a critical care and hospice nurse, Crickett had a calling to work with the broken hearted. She has experienced life’s challenges both professionally, and personally, and wishes for others to receive God’s grace and redemption. Crickett has a desire to walk with those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, chronic disease, terminal illness, life transitions, childhood trauma, and parenting. She also serves as a spiritual mentor to women at her church and is a GriefShare group facilitator. Crickett is a recent graduate of Regent University with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Crickett obtained her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate, supervised by Francisco Peralta, M.ED, LPC-S, NBCC.

Shaune Littleton

M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate

Shaune is dedicated to helping the hurting. She is ready to walk alongside those seeking help for grief, anxiety, depression, and other life challenges/transitions. Her wealth of life experiences has given her the ability to listen with a non-judgmental approach to helping others. She pairs her compassionate listening with Biblical principles and various theoretical strategies to design a therapeutic plan to help you accomplish your mental health goals. In John 16:33, Jesus tells us "...In this world you will have trouble..."  Let her walk with you through your troubles into God's victory for your life.
Shaune Littleton obtained her MA in Professional Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate, supervised by Francisco Peralta, M.ED, LPC-S, NBCC

Austin Nichols

M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-Intern

Austin received his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Houston Christian University. He has worked in fields such as law enforcement, social work, and rehabilitative counseling and this experience has allowed him to help people from many different walks of life.  Austin values approaching life's struggles in a non-condemning manner and is passionate about helping others cope with issues such as anxiety, fear, grief, and other life stressors. Austin’s experience as a chemical dependency counselor has also equipped him to help people heal from substance and behavioral addictions in a Christ-centered manner. Austin is supervised by Wanda Rivera Sloan, LPC-S.

Lindy Peterson

M.Ed., Licensed Professional Counselor
Lindy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Reality Therapist, and is trained in the "In Christ" approach to counseling. She retired from public education as a middle school counselor. She enjoys providing premarital counseling to young couples as well as working with couples addressing marital issues, working with youth, and facilitating groups. Her passion is providing support to those who are dealing with life situations that create grief, loneliness, anxiety, and depression.

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