David A. Karnes, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin
We all develop a personal bias based on life experiences. Traumatic experiences can lead to a perpetual bias that danger is eminent. This bias can be overwhelming. The residual influence of abuse, neglect, or combat experience positively correlate with a negative cognition pattern. My first priority is understanding my clients needs and expectations by creating a positive relationship. After successfully achieving the first goal, we decided course together.
While life can be hard for everyone, some people find themselves in situations that redefine their perspective in a negative way. These experience(s) can lock perspective in time and change how everyday events are comprehended. Unfortunately, these events are far too common. I am dedicated to unlocking that perspective.
I am specifically interested in trauma recovery and dedicate myself to exploring all therapies shown efficacious. EMDR, CBT and mindfulness are the techniques I draw from primarily in treating trauma. My trauma work is not limited to veterans but as a Vet I feel a special connection to them.
Call or Email David A. Karnes for a free phone consultation now - (512) 865-5216


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: University of Texas at Austin
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License No. and State: 69086 Texas


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: EMDRIA/EMDR Trained Member
  • Member Since: 2016


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Life Transitions


  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Infidelity
  • Men's Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Gestalt
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016
David A. Karnes, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin

David A. Karnes

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC