ACGC provides limited in-person services at our office following Austin/Travis County COVID-19 guidance. Psychological Assessments are now available and teletherapy sessions will continue. 

Our Location
810 W. 45th Street Austin, TX 78751

Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday — 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday — 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Group Therapy

  • Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC) offers therapy groups for both children and parents.
  • They last 1 to 1 ½ hours depending on the group.
  • Groups are offered free of charge through a generous grant from St. David’s Foundation COVID-19 Recovery Fund.
  • ACGC offers multiple groups every semester. 
Our Spring 2022 Groups

1. Building Bravery. 
This 8-week group aims to provide children with skills necessary to cope in a variety of anxiety- provoking situations. Kids will learn how to understand their cues to anxiety and practice strategies to reduce worry. Both kids and caregivers will leave this group with an understanding of anxiety and tools to master feared situations. 

Who: Kids ages 8-10 years old
When: February 1st  – March 29th  (skips the week of March 15th for Spring Break)
Time: Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Where: Video Conference.
Cost: Free of charge courtesy of ACGC supporters!

2. Dealing With Stress: Teen Group. In this skills-focused, 8-week group, teens will learn mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation skills to handle big emotions such as anger, depression, and anxiety.

  • Who: Teens ages 13 to 17
  • When: February 17th – April 14th (skips the week of March 17th for Spring Break)
  • Time: Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Where: Video Conference.
  • Cost: Free of charge courtesy of ACGC supporters!

3. Behavioral Parent Training: Managing Difficult and Noncompliant Behaviors. 
This 8-week group will help caregivers of children with challenging behaviors including difficulty following directions, ADHD- attention and hyperactivity concerns, and disruptive behaviors. Parents will learn how to understand their children’s behaviors, increase appropriate behaviors, and improve parent-child relationships.

  • Who: Caregivers of elementary school aged children.
  • When: February 23rd  – April 20th  (skips the week of March 16th for Spring Break)
  • Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Where: Video Conference.
  • Cost: Free of charge courtesy of ACGC supporters!

4. Cafecito virtual: plática y apoyo.

Este grupo proveerá un ambiente privado y seguro donde adultos podrán apoyarse uno al otro y conversar sobre temas de crianza. Este grupo de apoyo proporcionara a los padres y guardianes estrategias para responder a comportamientos desafiantes; fortalecer la relación entre padre e hijo(a); practicar técnicas de autocuidado y dar elogios/cumplidos; crear hábitos buenos en el uso de aparatos electrónicos; fortalecer las tradiciones de familia y promover hábitos y rutinas para disminuir el estrés

  • Quién: Para los cuidadores de niños entre las edades de 5 a 13 años
  • Cuándo:  Miércoles 9 de Febrero – Miércoles 6 de Abril (se omite la Semana Santa de vacaciones de primavera)
  • Hora:5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Dónde: Video Conferencia 
  • Costo: Gratis.

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