About us

Why choose Vida Clinic?


Research shows that the therapeutic relationship is one of the strongest predictors of progress in therapy. We understand the importance of matching you with a therapist who is respectful, caring, and non-judgmental.


Our team of highly trained, professional therapists offers transformational care through techniques that are rooted in science.

Our affirming care centers around your unique life story.

Community oriented:

We strive to make a difference in our communities by providing quality services accessible to individuals and groups from all ages and backgrounds.

Our Story and Mission

In 2012, Elizabeth Portman Minne, Ph.D launched a school-embedded mental health pilot program at a single high school in Austin, Texas. By 2015, Minne’s behavioral health agency, Vida Clinic, helped to expand this work into numerous other school communities. As Vida Clinic continues to make strides in connecting people with the quality support they need, we partner with various organizations, schools and individuals to offer a menu of services that promote individual change through systems-oriented care.  Our goal is to provide access to quality clinical mental health care for every child, adult and organization that needs it. 

Vida Clinic is a woman-owned business.

Our Philosophy
Vida Clinic values people. We are constantly thinking about ways to enhance the therapy experience, deepen our community connections, and strengthen support for our team. With a focus in addressing mental health in individuals and organizations, the Vida Clinic team demonstrates a strong commitment to promoting a vision of making our communities dynamic and nurturing places that inspire each of us to live well. Through our systems-oriented approach to care, we help to de-stigmatize mental health issues so that people feel comfortable getting access to the care that they need in order to live healthy, fulfilling lives. 

Outcomes Oriented

We use clinical assessment instruments collaboratively with our clients as tools for creating a healing experience that helps to know themselves better. This assessment paradigm helps clients to feel less burdened by their mental health issues and more optimistic about their treatment course. For Vida Clinic therapists, the use of assessment is part of the therapeutic relationship, rather than simply a “data gathering” endeavor that happens prior to therapy sessions. Furthermore, assessment outcomes help to ensure that the care we provide is effective for our clients.

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Customized Approach
Vida Clinic is inspired by the desire to create and implement innovative ways of providing high quality mental health services. We offer a flexible framework in our organizational partnerships that enable us to collaboratively build customized programs that are effective. Our approach to care centers around the needs of our clients. Our desire is for individuals in our care to feel supported, empowered and respected.