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.

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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 India, 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.


"I really appreciate everything you have done for me, my marriage and my family. Words really cannot express how thankful and appreciative I am. My life is truly changed forever and I have you to thank for all of it. "

"Thank you Mira. Everything you have done means more than you'll ever know."

"Thank you so much for all your help. The situation really has improved from when we started!"

"Mira, you have been such a gift and blessing in my life. I am very fortunate to have known you in this short period of time. You literally saved my life!"