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Dr. Joseph Swider

I went into the field of psychiatry because I believe that depression and anxiety should never hold anyone back from leading the life they deserve.  I look forward to helping patients find their way out of struggle and into a place where they can thrive.

Dr. Joseph Swider, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist licensed in the state of Texas. He has over 20 yrs of experience in treating the most challenging mental health issues, and has had over 15 yrs of inpatient experience. Dr. Swider specializes in refractory depression and anxiety, and currently sees patients in Heading’s Austin clinic and via telehealth. Outside of the office, Dr. Swider enjoys an active life, to include skiing, biking and scuba diving.

Dr. Swider accepts most insurance plans, and treats many mental health conditions including mood disorders, anxiety, and refractory depression. For those struggling with treatment-resistant mental illness, Dr. Swider offers in-clinic consultations for specialized treatments, including Spravato, Intramuscular Ketamine, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).


Trauma Informed Therapy | Psychiatry

Experience & Specialities

Major Depression | Anxiety | Bipolar Disorder | Complex Trauma | Co-Occurring Diagnosis | Personality Disorders | OCD | Prenatal & Postnatal Anxiety & Depression | Illness | Women’s Issues | Men's Issues | Neurodivergence

Insurance Accepted

United Healthcare | Medicare | Humana | HealthSmart | Magellan Health | Molina Healthcare | Sana Health | MultiPlan
My appointment with Dr. Swider was great. He was very precise and thorough. I am very happy that I had the opportunity to speak with him. He is extremely knowledgeable and I learned so much in just one appointment. " -Sarah
Review - Dr Swider
"Made me feel so comfortable despite my anxiety and actually took the time to ask me questions. I have had so many negative experiences since COVID and this is the only psychiatrist in 2 years that actually put me at ease and helped me feel hopeful about receiving the help I have been seeking." -Samantha

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