Family Therapy

We are not only family therapists, but trainers and educators. Three of our directors and faculty teach couple and family therapy in the Master of Arts in Counseling program at St. Edward's University. All of our staff are involved in community education, helping to inform parents, teenagers, teachers, couples, and clinicians of the impact of family therapy mental health and well-being. 

Are you looking for competent family therapy services to help you parent a challenging teenager? Are you a recently blended family working to knit together different parenting approaches? Do you have an adult child at home struggling to embrace adulthood? Family therapy is a service that helps individuals and families cope and heal from issues like trauma, grief, substance abuse, depression and anxiety. 

Think our approach to family therapy may be what you need, but you're not sure where to start? Our friendly office staff can help direct you to the care you are looking for. Call 512-329-6611 for a safe and confidential consultation today.

Here are just a few of the challenges we can help address in family therapy:

  • Communication challenges
  • Teenagers in trouble
  • Aging
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental illness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship strain
  • Parenting
  • PTSD
  • Blended family challenges
  • Adult children at home
  • Adult sibling relationships
  • Couple and marital stress
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss

Couples Therapy

When we treat couples and marriages, we don't just help individuals, we help relationships. Whether you need marriage counseling, help resolving conflict that doesn't seem to end, or help recovering from the trauma of infidelity, we are equipped to help your relationship.

What makes our approach to couples therapy different? We are couple and family therapists trained to understand behavioral and mental health challenges are also relational challenges. We are specifically trained in the steps required to help marriages and relationships recover from high-conflict, abusive relationships, and couples thinking about divorce.

Wondering how couples therapy works? We encounter many folks who aren't sure what to expect from marriage counseling or couples therapy, many of whom have had a bad experience in the past. We know that couples therapy depends on two key factors. First, the relationship you develop with a clinician will set the tone successfully changing as you want to. Second, we know that couples therapy is a goal-driven process. We will collaborate with you to identify healthy goals for you to reach. Once you reach your goals, couples therapy is complete. Call us today to talk to us about what clinician might best suit your needs.

Here are just a few of the challenges that our couples therapy services can help:

  • Abuse recovery
  • Communication challenges
  • Relationship issues
  • Illness
  • Substance abuse
  • Uncertainty about divorce
  • Extended family conflict
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Marriage counseling
  • Infidelity
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Divorce recovery
  • Blended families
  • Infertility
  • LGBT Relationships
  • Premarital counseling

Counseling For You

At the Austin Family Institute, we are dedicated to treating the concerns that you bring to therapy. Whether you bring your family, your relationship, or yourself, our goal is to help you achieve the change that you are hoping for. Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Have you experienced a recent loss of a loved one, not sure how to grieve? Do you need help overcoming addictive behaviors? Our staff are trained to help you through even the most challenging of life's obstacles. 

If you've never looked for a counselor or therapist before, then you have just discovered how difficult it can be to find someone you can trust. There are so many faces online, you may not be sure who will be right for you. Fortunately, you can leave the difficulty of that choice to us. Our office staff are not only trained administrators, but compassionate and effective people who will help match with a clinician that has experience with the kind of help you are looking for.

At AFI, we are about change. Our desire is to help you find the change you seek. Whether you are looking for the highest-quality care from highly experienced clinicians or high-quality care that is offered on a sliding-scale, we can direct you to the help you seek without the added burden of uncertainty. Call us today at 512-329-6611 to learn how simple it can be to get started.

Here are just a few challenges our counseling services can help with:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sadness
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental illness
  • Career transitions
  • Low self-esteem
  • Sexual concerns
  • Chronic pain
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Abuse and trauma
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Life transitions
  • Later-life issues
  • Military families
  • ADHD

Learn About Our Sliding Scale Services

A sliding scale is a tool we use to determine fees for our services. At AFI, we are committed to providing affordable mental health care services that is also high-quality. We do not accept insurance because if we did, the kind of services we can offer would be limited in both time and quality. Our solution is to offer our services at a rate that is competitive with most insurance carriers' copays. To calculate fees, we consider your gross monthly or annual income in addition to how many dependents you have. 

Who offers services on a sliding scale?

Our associate therapists, post-graduate associates, and graduate associate therapists offer services on a sliding scale. Our directors and faculty provide services at a full-service fee. Why the difference? Our directors and faculty are volunteer officers of the Austin Family Institute. Directors and faculty provide leadership, administration, supervision, education, and training for the next generation of clinicians. We are extremely selective about those whom we invite to join us as associate therapists. We are confident that our associates receive more supervision and training that any other mental health service provider in Austin.

Most of our staff have already received the total of the formal education they need to become licensed clinicians. By joining AFI, they are receiving additional training that makes them even better clinicians. If you are looking for affordable individual, couple, or family therapy that is both low-cost and effective, you've come to the right place

To make an appointment, call us today at 512-329-6611.