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YWCA Greater Austin

COUNSELING & REFERRAL CENTER

 

 

 

Counseling Hours

Monday-Thursday

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Counseling fees are on a sliding scale based on income and household dependents.

 

Free services for women veterans and selected day care centers staff and parents!

 

Bi-lingual English/Spanish services available

 

For more information:

 Call 512-326-1222

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Are you feeling stressed by life circumstances?

Do you feel like something is keeping you from reaching your goals?

Do you wonder if you could connect better with family and friends?

 

IF SO, SPEAKING WITH A COUNSELOR CAN HELP YOU!

Women/Couples/Family Counseling

 

The YWCA Greater Austin offers quality and affordable counseling and support services for individuals, couples, families and groups in English and Spanish to address concerns and live healthier lives. 

 

WHAT IS COUNSELING?

 

Counseling is a safe, confidential process where you and your counselor work together to examine a concern and begin to take steps to improve your life.  Counseling involves processing thoughts and feelings, identifying and defining concerns, developing coping strategies, and setting specific goals, in the context of talk and/or play therapy.

 

With the help of counseling, individuals acquire the support they need to access personal power, begin to understand their feelings and take steps to address complexities that may be challenging personal development.

 

Most recently, some YWCA counselors have begun to incorporate the Somatic Experience approach in counseling, a body-based approach that has shown excellent promise for genuine trauma healing.

 

The YWCA offers counseling for individuals, couples, and families. 

Our counselors can assist you with challenges surrounding: 

·        anxiety

·        depression

·        trauma

·        violence

·        attachment

·        family dynamics

·        grief and loss

·        sexuality

·        immigration

·        Pre/post-natal mental health

·        gender identity/expression

·        intimate relationships

 

Services Provided

·        Groups (on and off site)

·        Community dialogues

·        Family & play therapy programs

·        Individual counseling

·        Couples counseling

 

GETTING AN APPOINTMENT, INTAKE PROCESS AND FEES

 

If you have questions about our services or for an intake to secure an appointment, please call (512) 326-1222.

 

·         Sliding scale based on household income is available for people who qualify

·         Free counseling for women veterans

·         Free counseling for child care teachers and parents of select child care centers

·         Bilingual English/Spanish services available

 

 

Intake: During the intake you will be asked for general information about you (ex. Address, phone, etc.), as well as more in-depth information about the reason(s) you are seeking services.  Everything you share is confidential and in accordance with HIPPA regulations.

 

For couple and family counseling: In addition to the primary female participant, other adults in the relationship/family will be asked to call for an intake in an effort to get their perspective of the reason(s) they are seeking services.

 

For groups:  To participate in one of the on-site groups, please call to register.  You will be asked some general questions about you and your interest in the selected group.

 

Intake will take 15-30 minutes and we recommend you are in a confidential space when you call

 Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. - Helen Keller

 

 
YWCA Greater Austin   2015 South IH 35, Suite 110   Austin, TX 78741
email: 
info@ywcaaustin.org   Phone: 512-326-1222   Fax: 512-326-1395
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