24/7 Hotlines:

  1. Austin Local Crisis 512-472-HELP (512-472-4357)
  2. National Suicide 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
  3. National Suicide 1-800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)
  4. National Cutting 1-800-DONTCUT (800-366-8288)
  5. Austin Domestic Violence, Safe Place 512-267-SAFE (512-267-7233)
  6. National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233)
  7. Texas Child Protective Services or call 800-252-5400

Group Therapy:

  1. Austin Group Psychotherapy Society – A great site where you can search for an assortment of support and process groups throughout Austin.
  2. Self Help and Advocacy Center – Free support groups available for many different issues.
  3. DBSA – The depression and bipolar support alliance offers free support groups.
  4. Yoga and Talk – Integrates yoga and psychotherapy groups.

Substance Abuse:

  1. Austin AA Meetings or call 512-444-0071
  2. Austin Narcotics Anonymous 512-480-0004
  3. Austin Alanon Meetings or call 512-441-8591
  4. Recovery International – cognitive-behavioral based free support groups for addiction.
  5. Sober Austin
  6. Life Ring Austin

Outpatient Psychiatrists, Inpatient Services, and Intensive Outpatient Programs:

  1. Connections IOP
  2. Austin Lakes
  3. Seton Behavioral Health Care
  4. Austin Travis County Integral Care
  5. Lone Star Circle of Care
  6. Dr. Priscilla Sierk
  7. Dr. Virginia Garay

Reduced Fee Counseling:

  1. Capital Area Counseling
  2. YWCA
  3. Waterloo Counseling expertise in gender, sexual and cultural diversity
  4. UT Counseling and Mental Health Center for UT students
  5. SIMS Foundation for musicians and their families

Local Resources:

  1. Capital Area United Way or call 211.
    Referral to community resources for health care, finances, employment, counseling, housing, transportation, etc.
  2. Our Mission Impossible – Another thorough list of local resources.
  3. Travis County Resources Page


  1. Texas State Board of Professional Counselors
    License verification and information.
  2. EMDR Institute
  3. EMDR International Association
  4. Psychology Today
    General counseling information and Find-a-Therapist directory.


  1. Quick Reference to Psychotropic Medications
    A great “cheat sheet” for understanding more about the various medications you may be prescribed by your doctor.
  2. Guided Meditations
    Collection of guided meditations by Tara Brach available for listening to guide your relaxation practice.


This list of resources is included as a courtesy. I am not responsible for the information provided by these links, and I do not guarantee the outcome of visiting the websites listed on this page.