• NAMI Austin is now NAMI Central Texas to reflect our growing community.

NAMI Central Texas has compiled these resources to serve only as general information. We do not guarantee that any service on this page is current or up-to-date. This list does not indicate an endorsement of any kind, and it does not represent all available community resources. Moreover, inclusion on this list does not indicate any type of relationship of any kind between NAMI Central Texas and the service provider. Please contact the service provider directly to learn more about available services. For a printable version of our resource list, click here (pdf).

Local Mental Health Centers

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (surrounding counties) bbtrails.org

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

Hill Country MHDD Center (surrounding counties) hillcountry.org

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

Integral Care (Travis County) integralcare.org

Provides services for anyone who needs immediate support, ongoing counseling to improve mental health, drug and alcohol treatment to help with recovery, and housing to regain health and independence

How to Find Your Local Mental Health Center hhs.texas.gov

Communities for Recovery cforr.org

Organization that supports long-term recovery for people with substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions through support groups, peer support, recovery programs, and more.

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rehab, Treatment & Recovery Resources In Texas help.org

Guide and search tool for rehabilitation and substance use facilities in Texas.

OSAR bbtrails.org

Outreach, screening, assessment and referral services for substance use


Austin Area Mental Health Consumers austinmhc.org

Service which helps members become gainfully employed, give back to their community in various ways, learn self-sustaining recovery tools, and support other members

The Austin Center for Grief and Loss austingrief.org

Grief and trauma-focused organization that provides therapy and other support services to children and adults who have experienced loss

Austin Clubhouse austinclubhouse.org

Provides judgement-free community and supportive programs such as housing and employment to empower and equip adults with a mental health diagnosis

Communities for Recovery cforr.org

Offers peer-supported recovery programs to support long-term recovery for people with substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions

The Christi Center christicenter.org

Offers support groups where people connect and find a safe space to explore the emotions that are part of the grief process, activities to help maintain a healthy relationship with the deceased, and community education so that we are all better equipped to help the grieving people in our lives

DBSA Heart of Texas dbsalliance.org

Provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders

Lifeworks lifeworksaustin.org

Free and affordable services for youth & families including counseling, housing, education/workforce and youth

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Support Group austinocdsupport.org

Peer-led support group open to anyone seeking support or information regarding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Out Youth outyouth.org

Safe place for youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities to be themselves

PLAN of Central Texas planctx.org

Customized services including care management, counseling, and peer assistance

Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas pphatx.org

Provides guidance to Central Texas mothers, loved ones and professionals

Survivors of Suicide sos-austin.com

Provides help to those who have lost a loved one to suicide, including bimonthly support group meetings that are peer led

VELA velafamilies.org

Empowers families of children with special needs through hands-on courses, support and community building

APD & TCSO Crisis Intervention Teams tcsheriff.org/cit

Law enforcement teams responding to emergency calls involving people experiencing a mental health crisis, diverting mental health consumers from the criminal justice system, and connecting them with mental health services in the community

NAMI Central Texas namicentraltx.org/crisis

Additional resources can be found on our crisis page including 911 checklists and crisis planning guides

Finding a Mental Health Professional nami.org

Guide from NAMI about how to find a mental health professional

A Guide to Understanding Mental Health Systems and Services in Texas hogg.utexas.edu

A guide from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health explaining different mental health systems and services in Texas

A Guidebook for Mental Health Caregivers nami.org

This toolkit provides resources and information to help  friends, family and others who care for an adult with a mental health condition

Mental Health in the Workplace eeoc.gov

A guide from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission explaining the legal rights of people living with a mental health condition in the workplace

Understanding What HIPAA Means for Mental Illness nami.org

A guide from NAMI explaining the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) federal law that helps protect the privacy of individual health information

The Friends and Family Guide to Mental Health Services hhs.texas.gov

A guide to navigating adult mental health services in Texas


Austin Lakes austinlakeshospital.com

Psychiatric hospital offering inpatient and outpatient programs

Austin Oaks austinoakshospital.com

Mental health and substance abuse facility offering inpatient care, outpatient care, and other services

Austin State Hospital hhs.texas.gov

State hospital providing adult, adolescent and child psychiatric services

CommUnity Care communitycaretx.org

Healthcare services at various locations

Lone Star Circle of Care lonestarcares.org

Patient centered healthcare for children and adults, including psychiatry and therapy

People's Community Clinic austinpcc.org

Providing high quality, affordable healthcare

Psychiatric Emergency Services   integralcare.org

Walk-in clinic for adults and children having a mental health crisis

Seton Behavioral Health seton.net

Provides outpatient programs, inpatient services, emergency services, & psychiatric services

UT Austin Anxiety & Stress Clinic clinics.la.utexas.edu

Individual and group therapy for a variety of anxiety and stress-related disorders

Austin Clubhouse austinclubhouse.org

Judgement-free community and supportive programs to empower and equip adults with a mental health diagnosis

Foundation Communities foundcom.org

Providing services for housing, education, financial stability and health

Lifeworks lifeworksaustin.org

Free and affordable services for youth & families including counseling, housing, education/workforce and youth

NAMI Texas namitexas.org

Guides and information on supportive housing

PLAN of Central Texas planctx.org

Customized services including care management, counseling, and peer assistance

Securing Stable Housing nami.org

Guide and general information about securing stable housing

Austin Child Guidance Center austinchildguidance.org

Improving the mental health of children and their families through early intervention, diagnosis and treatment to help them develop the emotional skills to face life’s challenges

Capital Area Counseling cacaustin.org

Provides low cost, effective and accessible psychotherapy to Central Texans

Catholic Charities Central Texas ccctx.org

Counseling services, disaster response, financial stability, services to help people give children a healthy life start, immigration services, and veterans services (helping people of all ages, faiths, ethnic backgrounds and economic circumstances)

New Life Institute newlifetexas.org

Non-profit counseling and training organization, dedicated to changing lives by providing professional services to those in emotional or spiritual need regardless of ability to pay

Psychology Today psychologytoday.com

Database of therapists that you can filter by location and insurance type

Samaritan Center for Counseling samaritan-center.org

Professional counseling, integrative medicine, and psychiatric services that are accessible and affordable for all, especially vulnerable populations such as uninsured or underinsured low-income families, and veterans struggling with the emotional wounds of war

YWCA Greater Austin ywcaaustin.org

Quality and affordable trauma informed counseling and support services for individuals, couples, families and groups in English and Spanish

1 in 5 Minds 1in5minds.org

Screening tools, videos, and handbooks for parents

Effective Child Therapies effectivechildtherapy.org

Evidence-based mental health treatment for children and adolescents

Getting An Accurate Diagnosis for Your Child namiqn.org

10 important steps for parents to help their mental health services provider make an accurate diagnosis

Learning to Help Your Child And Your Family nami.org

Short web guide with suggestions and information for parents of children with a mental illness

Navigate Texas Life navigatelifetexas.org

Resources and services for families of kids with disabilities and special healthcare needs

Parents Guide to Getting Good Care childmind.org

A guide informing parents of children with mental illness about when to know a child needs help, what to look for in a diagnosis, what do ask before beginning treatment, and more

Parent to Parent txp2p.org

Provides support, information and education to families of all children with disabilities or chronic illness

PATH Project prntexas.org


Questions Parents Should Ask Before Psychiatric Hospitalization of Your Child aacap.org

Guide by American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

What Families Can Do When a Child May Have a Mental Illness PDF

A fact sheet for parents to use if they suspect a mental health condition in their child

Change the Conversation Card (pdf) Warning signs, tips to talk to someone about mental health, and conversation starters Local Resource Guide (pdf) A printable version of many of the resources listed on this page

Unsure which resource above would be the best fit? Call our Program Operations Specialist at 512-420-9810 or email at [email protected]. Due to limited staff capacity, we will return your call or email within 2 business days.