24/7 Hotlines

  1. Call 988 anywhere in the US for a mental health emergency and to be connected to the local crisis center
  2. Austin Local Crisis 512-472-HELP (512-472-4357)
  3. Crisis Text Line Text Home to 741741
  4. Austin Domestic Violence, Safe Alliance 512-267-SAFE (512-267-7233)
  5. National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233)
  6. Texas Child Protective Services or call 800-252-5400

Group Therapy

  1. Austin Group Psychotherapy Society – Search for an assortment of support and process groups throughout Austin.
  2. Austin Mental Health Consumers – Free support groups available for many different mental health issues.
  3. DBSA – The depression and bipolar support alliance offers free support 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 
  5. Sober Austin
  6. Life Ring Austin
  7. She Recovers Foundation

Intensive Outpatient Programs

  1. Sage Recovery
  2. Discovery Mood and Anxiety
  3. Pathlight
  4. Seton Behavioral Health Care
  5. Center for Discovery
  6. Lionrock Recovery

Reduced Fee Counseling

  1. Capital Area Counseling
  2. Samaritan Center
  3. YWCA
  4. Waterloo Counseling expertise in gender, sexual and cultural diversity
  5. SIMS Foundation for musicians and their families
  6. Open Path Collective
  7. St. Edwards Community Clinic

Local Resources

  1. Capital Area United Way.
    Austin area up-to-date information for housing, transportation, child care, parenting classes, job training, vaccines and more.
  2. 211 Social Service Hotline, or call 211.
    Social service hotline for the state of Texas that is available 24/7 and an online search engine of food, health, housing resources and more.
  3. nationwide search engine to help find local resources in your area to include financial assistance, food pantries, medical care and other reduced-cost programs.
  4. Trans Wellness Resource Guide a continuously updated document created by OutYouth for the Austin trans and nonbinary community of all ages


  1. Therapist Uncensored – podcast focusing on educating listeners about relational neuroscience and modern attachment
  2. Unlocking Us – Brene Brown talking about living and loving with courage and heart
  3. Why Does My Partner – Relationship questions explored through the lens of neurobiology
  4. We Can Do Hard Things – Glennon Doyle reminding us to be ourselves and have courage
  5. Parenting After Trauma – Robyn Gobbel uses neuroscience to help parents understand baffling behaviors of children
  6. Where Should We Begin – Esther Perel gives anonymous couples expert advice on their relationships
  7. Between the Two of Us – Jen Alley explaining mental health topics in relatable and understandable ways, particularly for parents
  8. Connectfulness – Rebecca Wong has conversations with a variety of thought leaders on connection with self and with others
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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.