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Austin Child Guidance Center offers a variety of outpatient mental health services. First, an intake worker speaks with families to determine if we are the most appropriate place for a family to seek help. If deemed appropriate then families are eligible for individual, family and group therapy, psychiatric evaluations and psychological assessments; and parent education classes. All services are offered on a sliding fee scale, based on family size and income.

In addition to onsite services, Austin Child Guidance Center also provides services at other locations such as schools, a community health center, and the juvenile justice center. Austin Child Guidance Center collaborates with many other community agencies to provide services.


Who We Serve

Austin Child Guidance Center provides mental health evaluation and counseling services to youth age 17 and younger who are experiencing emotional, behavioral or social problems and their families.

Families seek our help when a child or adolescent may be experiencing such challenges as:

Angry most of the time,
Exhibiting poor concentration,
Engaging in risky behaviors,
Having problems in school,
Withdrawing from family and friends,
Experiencing prolonged sadness, and/or
Anxious or constantly worried.

We get referrals from various sources including former clients, school personnel, health or social service agencies, other professionals, court or law enforcement, and managed care.


We can do this together

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Children who will develop mental disorder

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Youth in Travis County Juvenile Probation with mental disorder

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Students 14 yrs or older with mental illness drop out of school