Leading Therapy in Texas for Over 30 Years

How We Serve Texas

Evidence-Based Care

Our therapists employ cutting-edge techniques grounded in clinical research to provide the best possible results and experience.

Quality and Excellence

We hire the best psychologists, social workers, and counselors in the state who are committed to continued learning and growth.

Integrated Teamwork

We work with medical practices, psychiatrists, registered dieticians, and more to ensure wraparound care for those we serve. 

Our Values






Our Story

Drs. Jev and Sydnor Sikes built our original office on 508 Deep Eddy Avenue and transferred their private psychology practices there in 1984.  For the Sikes, it was the beginning of an era of study and growth in which they invested wholeheartedly in their training in individual and group psychotherapy and led study groups to pass on what they learned. They brought top psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and relationship counselors, and therapists from around the world to train and build the Austin psychological community.

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A Family Practice

Visiting experts in the field became close friends and would stay at their home. Many long dinner discussions on psychological topics sparked an interest in the field in the Sikes’ two young daughters, Charlotte and Tori, who later became psychologists (Drs. Charlotte Howard and Tori Olds) and co-founders of the organization. The two of them, along with Dr. Old’s husband, Dr. Glenn Olds, were thrilled to build on the Sikes’ existing Austin psychology practice (30 years old at that point) to become a family group psychology practice–Deep Eddy Psychotherapy.

Growing to Meet the Needs of Texas

As word spread about the high quality of evidence-based services offered at Deep Eddy, our waitlist for clients from across the state grew.  In response to the huge demand for our services, Deep Eddy focused our mission on growth–hiring high-quality clinicians, providing top training, and expanding the reach of top therapy services.  

With the help of executive leaders Kyler Shumway, PsyD., and Rachel Villareal, Deep Eddy expanded to more than 150 clinicians across five locations in Austin, as well as San Antonio, San Marcos, Dallas, and Houston.  The practice added more clinical training programs and offers over 15 hours per week of consultation groups, training, and seminars. 

In 2023, the practice was joined by Adam Maurer, CEO, and Kateri Shirley, VP of Finance. Together with Kyler, Rachel, and our other Deep Eddy leaders, the company works toward our mission and vision. 

Our Mission & Vision

We seek to improve lives across communities through sustainable, quality mental health services delivered with genuine care.

Our mission is to be Texas’ leading mental health company serving as many patients as possible.

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