Mikaela Frissell, LCSW
Social Worker, Integrated Behavioral Health
Social Worker, Musculoskeletal Institute
The University of Texas at Austin, MSSW
The University of Vermont, BS, Political Science
Biography and Education
Mikaela Frissell, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute. She is also a part of UT Health Austin’s Integrated Behavioral Health care team. She specializes in patient-centered approaches that optimize health and social functioning, including motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and solution-focused counseling.
Mikaela Frissell earned her master’s in social work from The University of Texas at Austin and her bachelor’s in political science from The University of Vermont. She completed an internship in integrated behavioral health through the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System and a fellowship in integrated behavioral health through the Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Austin. She has also volunteered with AmeriCorps and served as a case manager for pregnant and parenting youth in Travis County.
Mikaela Frissell has extensive experience in a variety of clinical settings. She has cared for individuals with chronic physical and mental health conditions as well as those navigating homelessness and families in crisis. She has also provided substance abuse treatment and basic needs assistance. She formerly served as an intensive clinical case manager for the Downtown Austin Community Court and has also served as a social worker for the Austin State Hospital. Her clinical interests include interventions to address depression, anxiety, crisis, and trauma as well as case management and resource navigation. She has served as a field instructor for students attending The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work and is a member Phi Alpha Honors Society for social workers.
- Attachment and family of origin concerns
- Chronic health conditions
- Crisis intervention
- Posttraumatic stress disorder
- Resource navigation
- Substance abuse recovery
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Awards & Honors
- Dean’s Ambassador, The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work
- Employee of the Quarter, Downtown Austin Community Court
- Phi Alpha Honors Society for Social Workers