The 7 Best Local Behavioral Health Resources in Austin


shutterstock_80224573If you or someone who know is in need of behavioral health resources in the Austin, Texas area, consider contacting some of the resource centers below. Some centers are solely devoted to helping children and adolescents cope with behavioral health issues while others also help adults.

1. Austin Child Guidance Center

The mission of the Austin Child Guidance Center is to help children and families cope with a variety of different mental health related issues through the use of individual and family therapy, workshops and walk-in therapy.

2. Austin Travis County Integral Care

Austin Travis County Integral Care offers behavioral health services for adults, children and families, including outpatient services, mental health first aid and psychiatric crisis management.

3. Capital Area Mental Health Center

Capital Area Mental Health Center offers low-cost, effective psychotherapy in the heart of East Austin. Some services include treatment for depression, help coping with life transitions and navigating LGBTQQ identities.

4. Lifeworks Austin

Lifeworks in Austin is a great resource for youths and adults in need of behavioral health management. Lifeworks offers both inpatient and outpatient programs.

5. Lone Star Circle of Care, Austin

Lone Star Circle of Care offers comprehensive lists of resources for a variety of different health-related issues, including mental illness.

6. National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is a national grassroots organization seeking to foster awareness and treatment for those suffering with mental illness. NAMI’s Austin organization offers crisis and suicide prevention resources, along with group support.

7. Ascension Seton Outpatient Programs

In addition to the inpatient program at Shoal Creek, Ascension Seton also offers a variety of outpatient programs, which include group and individual therapy for adolescents, adults and older adults.