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National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network

The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). We work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.

NAMI Central Texas

Phone: (512) 420-9810 | Founded in 1984, NAMI Central Texas, formerly NAMI Austin, is a member of the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Through innovative education, support and advocacy programs, we are changing the way our community addresses mental health. NAMI Central Texas serves Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet, and Caldwell counties.

Mindful Wellness Center of Austin

Email: | The Mindful Wellness Center of Austin is a nonprofit dedicated to philanthropic activities, such as providing affordable mental health counseling, that will empower Austin-area residents with coping skills and mindful well-being. One-on-one therapy sessions are provided by pre-graduate social work interns. Group therapy is provided to promote social skills, and help clients learn that they are not as alone or different as they may think. Interacting with others and collaborating on shared problems nurtures feelings of security through giving and receiving empathy and validation. There is also a mindfulness skill development group, which is a curriculum-based class that subtly cultivates mindful awareness while teaching how the brain, gut and nervous system interact with each other in ways that effect mood and behavior.

Plumeria Counseling Center

Phone: (512) 344-9181 | Plumeria's approach to counseling is founded on a holistic perspective. Clients' treatment encompasses the mental, emotional, spiritual, physiological, and interpersonal aspects of their well-being. A wide array of professionals on staff include LPC, LMFT, LCDC, LMSW, LCSW. Psychological and emotional issues addressed include depression and mood disorders, anxiety and panic attacks, trauma, grief and loss, eating disorders, life transitions, self-esteem issues, relationship stress, spiritual and existential concerns, and more. Other services offered are couples, premarital and marriage counseling, substance abuse, anger and stress management, career and vocational counseling, sexuality and gender issues, and more.

Alive Austin

Phone: (512) 561- 0609 | Alive Austin provides affordable counseling services for individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children. Group therapy is also available on a wide variety of topics. Alive Austin has a diverse pool of therapists, almost always insuring that clients can find the right person. Therapists at Alive Austin also work with a collaborative approach, as a community of therapists with the shared goal to make sure every client is treated like the only client. Services are offered in whatever format works for the client—traditional in-office, phone, email, Skype, or off-site services are available.

SAFE Austin

Phone: (512) 267-7233 | Text Line: (737) 888-7233 | SAFE (Stop Abuse for Everyone) Austin provides confidential counseling and therapeutic services for survivors during their healing process to help move beyond the violence and trauma. The Therapeutic and Counseling program is designed to meet survivors wherever they are in the process of healing. Through education on the dynamics of interpersonal violence and the development of goals, survivors are supported as they heal from trauma and reclaim their lives. Counseling services are provided in multiple languages, including Spanish and American Sign Language. Individual, group, and family counseling are offered. Family counseling focuses on relationships and the health of the entire family. A variety of counseling groups fit all people and needs, including groups for drop-in clients, teens, Spanish-speaking clients, people with disabilities, women of color, men, and more.

The Center for Relationships

Phone: (512) 465-2926 | Affordable relationship-focused counseling is provided at the Center for Relationships for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Therapists use a multicultural, spiritual, LGBTQ, and non-monogamy sensitivity approach to counseling. Therapists deeply respect clients as resilient, whole humans who are capable of healing and flourishing in relationship to self, others, work, and community. Clients are matched with a collaborative treatment team dedicated to co-creating a safe, respectful atmosphere of trust necessary for growth, connection, and transformation. All counselors are trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Levels 1-3), Relational-Cultural Model, and other current models of relational counseling. Other services offered are individual and couples yoga therapy, trauma-informed care, ongoing groups for clients and professionals, and couples intensives and retreats.

Anxiety and Stress Clinic | UT Austin

Email: | The Institute for Mental Health Research’s Anxiety & Stress Clinic, located at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), is dedicated to providing high quality and affordable individual and group therapy for a variety of anxiety and stress-related disorders to the Austin community. Treatment services are designed to provide effective psychological care in a compassionate environment to members of the UT campus and the general public. Services are provided by faculty-supervised doctoral students in UT’s Clinical Psychology doctoral program, and on a limited basis by licensed psychologists. A range of anxiety disorders are treated, including social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, panic disorder, and agoraphobia. Anxiety related issues such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression, are also addressed.

Assessment & Counseling Clinic @ Texas State University

Phone: (512) 245-8349 | The Assessment & Counseling Clinic (ACC) serves to meet the mental health needs of persons in the university, San Marcos and Hays County communities. Located on the first floor of the Education Building on the Texas State campus, the ACC is a resource for people who are, or may be, in need of counseling. The ACC offers counseling for a variety of concerns to couples, families and individuals ages 3 and older. Counseling at the ACC is provided by Master's level interns who are pursuing a graduate degree in Counseling. All interns are supervised by professors in the Professional Counseling Program.

Integral Care

Phone: (512) 472-4357 | Integral Care clients should be prepared to show proof of insurance, and monthly fees for services are based on a client's income and family size. In addition to providing one-on-one mental health support for people experiencing a mental health crisis, Integral Care also has programs for helping people recover from drug and alcohol use.

People's Community Center

Phone: (512) 478-4939 | People's Community Clinic is a primary care facility for Central Texas' uninsured and medically underserved, but it provides behavioral health services through its Integrated Behavioral Health Program. Clients must meet eligibility requirements for IBH Program enrollment.

Waterloo Counseling Center

(512) 444-9922 | A private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safe, affirming space for affordable mental health services, with a focus on the needs and wellness of the LGBTQIA+ community, those living with HIV and their loved ones.

Capital Area Counseling

Phone: (512) 302-1000 | There are no limits on the number of sessions at CAC. Pricing is based on self-reported income, but CAC's group therapy classes – including mindfulness skills, grief support, and healthy coping mechanisms – carry a $5-per-session fee. All CAC services are delivered by volunteer post-graduate counselors acquiring hours toward licensure, pre-graduate counselors, or licensed professionals. Clients who require medication in addition to counseling are referred to a prescribing physician. Insurance not accepted.