Welcome to Austin Mind & Wellness!

Are you looking for a professional that can:

  • Listen with compassion
  • Spend time with you to truly understand your needs
  • Guide you with confidence
  • Provide exceptional patient care

If so, an appointment with Dr. Daniel C. Mathews, the founder of Austin Mind & Wellness, might be your solution.  Dr. Mathews is formally trained as a board certified adult psychiatrist and his goal is to provide excellent patient care.  He strives to deliver a comprehensive yet tailored approach to your needs.

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

Dr. Mathews received his medical degree (M.D.) via the selective Guaranteed Admissions Program for Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).   He  then completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – two of the most prestigious and respected institutions in the country.  He has worked with academics publishing numerous peer-reviewed publications and has also served patients in traditional inpatient, consult-liaison, and outpatient settings.  He has had the privilege of training medical students, residents, and nurse practioners.  He has served in leadership roles as Medical Director at Joint Commission accredited (JCAHO) hospitals providing direct patient care in addition to being involved in patient safety and quality process/improvement led initiatives.

What else should I know about Dr. Mathews ?

His background is further differentiated in that he has also been involved with executing clinical trials and can translate the nuances of clinical data with various classes of medications.  He will take the time to review risks, benefits, and alternatives of newer and traditional treatments.  By the same token, he does not believe that a single pill will cure all your problems.  He will, however, spend the time to talk through the scenarios where medications may be of benefit in alleviating certain symptoms.

Dr. Mathews has also worked in various director roles (hospital and corporate) working with senior executives.  He is familiar with working in large project matrix environments  with US and international based teams . He can relate to the stresses of never-ending emails, constant meetings, frequent travel, and trying to find a reasonable work-life balance.  He can also appreciate the challenges of being a father, a brother, a son, and caring husband.  He values the tremendous role that homemakers and caretakers play in a family.

Dr. Mathews strives to always provide a good bedside manner to develop a positive and collaborative experience for those under his care. He is conservative when it comes to prescribing medications and believes in treating his patient as a unique individual and not as a DSM V diagnosis.  He is comfortable working with patients from varying backgrounds and “all walks of life."  Dr. Mathews prides himself in being an advocate for his patients.

Dr. Mathews can treat and provide counsel for a range of mental health conditions including:

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Anger/Irritability management
  • Grief/Loss 
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Improving overall sense of well-being

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