Mental Health Resources for Children and Families

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Austin Child Guidance Center

Walk-in clinic with sliding-scale fees for families with immediate needs.

Individuals who are actively suicidal or are an immediate danger to themselves or others are not eligible for services in the walk-in clinic or ACGC. Contact Psychiatric Emergency services at 512- 472-4357.

Hours: Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5pm

Spanish and English-speaking therapists are available.


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Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Williamson counties)

Mental health care provider with various locations & services supporting communities to improve the health and independence of the persons and families they serve


Colors of Austin Counseling

Diverse, multidisciplinary group practice providing adult, child, teen, family and couples counseling



Find therapists covered by your insurance provider


Hill Country MHDD Center (Hays County)

Provides mental health, individual developmental disability, and substance abuse, services throughout the greater Texas Hill Country


Mental Health Care in Schools

Talk to your child’s school mental health resources on campus


Integral Care | (512) 472-HELP (4357
Mental health services for children and youth in outpatient clinics, community and schools.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm

Help is available no matter the ability to pay. Available in many languages.


Integral Care Psychiatric Emergency Services | 1165 Airport Blvd, Austin 78702
Richard E. Hopkins Behavioral Health Building, Second Floor
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 10pm | Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 10am to 8pm
Help is available no matter the ability to pay. Available in many languages.



LifeWorks Counseling Division provides support for individuals and families who are struggling with issues such as family conflict, abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, and the stress of everyday life


Waterloo Counseling Center
Affordable, high-quality mental health services with a focus on the needs and wellness of the LGBTQIA+ community, those living with HIV and their loved ones.


YWCA Greater Austin

Free and low-cost mental health services and case management for women and their families


 Austin Child Guidance Center
Workshops about communication, youth and teen mental health, social development and more.


The Christi Center

Free grief and loss support groups for children, adults and families


NAMI Central Texas (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Free groups and classes for individuals who experience mental health challenges as well as their families


Worries & Wonders

Support group for children who have a primary caregiver with a serious illness



Free support groups for LGBTQIA+ youth, teens, young adults and caregivers



Free support group meetings for LGBTQ people, family members and friends in the Austin, Texas area


TransParent Austin

Monthly support group for Parents/guardians of Trans Youth


988 | Call or text 9-8-8 or chat
Three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week | Free Confidential Support English and Spanish


Crisis Text Line | Text TX to 741741
24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Integral Care | (512) 472-HELP (4357) – Press 1 for English, then 1 for immediate support
24 hours a day, 7 days a week | Interpreters available in many languages


National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Helpline | 800-931-2237

Translation services are available on the phone.


Trevor Lifeline | (866) 488-7386
Text START to 678-678
24 hours a day, 7 days a week


TransLifeLine | (877) 565-8860
Toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week | English and Spanish
Run by trans people for trans, those questioning if they are trans, and their family and friends

For free 24/7 emotional support, call Integral Care at 512-472-4357.
Visit NAMI Central Texas to check out support groups for adults, family members, and more.