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Roots Behavioral Health was founded in 2016 by husband-and-wife team Brent and Andrea Turnipseed to address a pressing need for affordable and accessible behavioral healthcare in Austin.

Since then, the Roots family has grown to include two locations, an additional physician, thirteen physician assistants, 7 psychotherapists, and a roster of amazing support staff.

In addition, Roots has expanded services to include ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, a ground-breaking approach for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and other serious conditions.

Roots aspires to create a new, person-centric model of behavioral healthcare, one that regards patients as whole human beings, not just a cluster of facts or symptoms. We endeavor to employ the very best tools and approaches to promote well-being.

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Meet the Team

Our team has been carefully assembled to meet the needs of the Austin community and Texas at-large.

Our Vision

We aspire to a world free of unnecessary suffering, and abundant in joy, creativity, and well-being.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide integrative behavioral healthcare to Austinites and Texans using innovative, evidence-based therapies.

What We Value


Compassion is our foundation.


All are welcome. Healthcare should be affordable.


We actively explore and develop emerging approaches to mental health. We strive to be leaders in psychedelic therapies.


Consciousness is complex. We recognize the multi-causal nature of wellbeing. We offer support in many domains of life.


We are a family business at heart. Austin is our home and our inspiration.

Brain Health Assessment

Would you like to be free of psychiatric medications? Or would you like to learn how to possibly reduce or stop some of them over time? If so, consider meeting with one of our providers and complete an extensive Brain Health Assessment. Based on your results, a provider can tailor a detailed plan to help optimize your brain health. The better your brain health, the better your chances to reduce how much medication you take. This special assessment can be scheduled after an initial evaluation or can be scheduled for established patients.

Ready? Here's what's next.

1 - Contact Us

Give us a call or contact us through our form.

2 - Let's get to know one another

We’ll get back to you to schedule a one-hour intake evaluation.

3 - Develop a plan

From there, we’ll develop a care plan together to get you on the path to well-being.