Welcome to Austin Premarital Counseling. Here, it's known that planning for marriage is not just about floral arrangements and seating charts: it’s about creating a strong foundation on which to build the rest of your life. It’s about reaching greater understanding of your relationship and gaining knowledge to sustain a fulfilling life-long marriage. My mission is to help couples accomplish these goals in a supportive, respectful, and relaxed manner.
Mira K. Patel, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Hello! I am Mira K. Patel, founder and premarital therapist at Austin Premarital Counseling. My interest in familial relationships began in childhood as a bi-racial child living in small town Texas. My mother from New Zealand and my father from Indian, I witnessed a culmination of cultures and was fascinated by the nuances of relationships. In 2009, I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. In 2013, I earned a Masters in Counseling at Saint Edward’s University. Before opening a private practice in 2014, I worked at Lifeworks providing counseling to underserved populations. During 2017, I attended my own premarital counseling and thought so highly of it I decided to shift my own work’s focus to premarital counseling. During my spare time, I enjoy yoga, ice cream cones, and leisurely picnics in the park with my husband and dog.