• Counseling and Family Support Resources

    Name & Description Contact Information

    ARC of the Capital Area

    Provided personalized, community-based services that improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual

    and developmental disabilities and their caregivers.


    2818 San Gabriel

    Austin, TX 78705



    Austin Child Guidance Center --- En Espanol

    Dedicated to improving the mental health of children and their families, a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors provides individual, family, and group therapy; psychiatric and psychological services; parent education; community presentations and consultations.


    810 W. 45th Street
    Austin, TX 78751

    Kids Exchange Network

    Kids Exchange Network is a network of private providers administered by the Travis County Domestic Relations Office. This program helps children and their parents with parenting time issues who are experiencing difficulties with divorce or separation. The services can be ordered by the court to assure custodial or visitation terms of a decree are carried out.



    Social and counseling services are provided through strategically located community-based centers that offer a continuum of services for the client and his or her family. LifeWorks currently operates 3 multi-service centers in Austin, 4 sites dedicated to housing and serving homeless and runaway youth, and a service site in Round Rock.

    Main: 512.735.2400

    North: 512.324.6870

    8913 Collinfield Drive
    Austin, TX 78758

    Emergency Shelter


    E-mail: info@lifeworksaustin.org

    NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

    Dedicated to improving the lives of those with mental illness and their family members. NAMI offers information, referrals and support groups.


    E-mail: info@namicentraltx.org

    Out Youth

    Offers peer support groups, counseling, educational program, social activities and community outreach to gay, lesbian and transgendered and questioning youth ages 12-19 in Central Texas.


    909 E. 49th 1/2 St.

    Austin, TX 78751

    E-mail: out@outyouth.org


    STARRY nurtures children, strengthens families, and restores hope through family counseling, fatherhood, and family preservation services.

    Counseling 512.388.8290

    E-mail: info@starryonline.org

    Texas Runaway Hotline - En Espanol

    Helps with comprehensive information and referrals to shelter, counseling, medical assistance, and related services; confidential conference calls to parents; conference calls to shelters and agencies in the caller’s area to confirm appropriate and available services; message relay service that helps runaways contact families on their own terms, which not only helps give parents peace of mind, but promotes communication; and assistance to runaways who wish to access Operation Home Free, a service that provides free transportation.



    Texas Youth Hotline - En Espanol

    Provides prevention services to  youths, parents, siblings, and other family members who are in need of a caring voice and listening ear. The Hotline counselors also assist youth advocates, such as, police, caseworkers, counselors and school officials by locating state and local resources.




    Not find a resource you needed? Review Child Inc's Community Resource Directory or call 2-1-1 for the United Way’s First Call For Help Information and Referral Hotline for additional local resources.