Liz Gentry, Brad Kennington, and Lauren (Dolph) Masciarelli are experienced clinicians who have earned the respect of the professional community for decades of committed and effective couple and family therapy services. Both Liz and Lauren have been elected to statewide executive leadership positions with the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Brad Kennington works with individuals, couples, and families impacted by eating disorders and is nationally recognized for his work with eating disordered males. Lauren (Dolph) Masciarelli specializes in working with children and adolescents ages 10 and up, as well as young adults. In addition to offering couple and family therapy services, our directors direct AFI's vision, provide clinical supervision and community education, and speak publicly.
The Austin Family Institute proudly boasts some of the nation's leading couple and family therapy experts. Dr. Jennie Barr is a trauma expert whose expertise has been called upon to respond to national crises, and our Consulting Psychiatrist, Dr. Afshan Khan is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with training in psychotherapy techniques and family therapy.
Clinical Supervisor Affiliates
Our associates are supervised by our directors, faculty, and clinical supervisor affiliates.
Clinical & Post-Graduate Associates
Our post-graduate associates are licensed associate and intern clinicians who provide individual, couple, and family therapy services under the supervision of our directors and faculty on a sliding scale. Our post-graduate associates are the most well-trained and highly-competent associates in Austin. Click the images to more about each associate's specialties below.
Our graduate associates are graduate students in their last stages of training before they graduate with their master's degrees in professional counseling and marriage and family therapy. Our associates receive the most intensive training available when they are selected by AFI directors and faculty. Graduate associates provide services on an affordable sliding scale.
If you need help scheduling an appointment, call today and our Head of Administration and her staff will put you at ease. It can be difficult to reach out for help for the first time. Our staff are committed to helping you connect with the clinician best suited to your needs.