We have created this directory to make it easier for low income communities to access mental health services in the Austin area. By providing information on the type of services offered by various low cost/free mental health service providers, their eligibility criteria as well as their contact information, we are moving under-served communities one step closer to obtaining the services that they need.

Please note that the directory does not indicate an endorsement of any service provider. Additionally, the service providers may sometimes make changes to their services without our knowledge. To that end, please contact them directly to obtain their most up to date information. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve this directory, please let us know here.


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  • Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Center: Hill Country
    services rendered:Counseling, Crisis Stabilization, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services, Substance Use Disorder Outpatient services, Peer Support, Youth Crisis Respite, Skills Training & Development, Parent Support Group, Family Training & Youth Empowerment Services
    eligibility requirements:Serves anyone experiencing mental health challenges and/or developmental disabilities. Sliding Fee Scale based on income; Private insurance, Medicaid, MAP & CHIP accepted
  • NAMI Central Texas
    services rendered:Mental health education, support & advocacy for people living with mental illnesses, mental health caregivers, parents, teachers and workplaces: Coping strategies, support groups
    eligibility requirements:Serves adults with mental illnesses and families/caregivers of people with mental illnesses
  • National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
    services rendered:Queer and Trans Therapists of Color (QTPoC) Mental Health Practitioner Directory, Mental Health Fund and healing justice training, coaching & consultation for organizations working with QTPoC.
    eligibility requirements:Serves mental health practitioners that work with queer and trans people of color as well as QTPoC who can't afford therapy
  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
    services rendered:24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress. Prevention and crisis resources. Best practices for mental health professionals
    eligibility requirements:Must live in USA. Serves anyone that is having suicidal thoughts/ideations as well as mental health practitioners
  • National Veterans Foundation’s (NVF) Lifeline
    services rendered:Assist veterans with medical treatment, PTSD counseling, VA benefits advocacy, food, shelter, employment, training, legal aid, suicide intervention
    eligibility requirements:Serves veterans of all eras, their family members and active duty service members
  • New Life Institute
    services rendered:Counseling
    eligibility requirements:Has sliding scale fees based on income
  • Open Path Collective
    services rendered:Network of in-office and online psychotherapy sessions
    eligibility requirements:Serves Low income communities in need; $40-$70 per therapy session after paying a one-time lifetime membership fee of $65
  • People's Community Clinic: Integrated Behavioral Health
    services rendered:The primary care provider, behavioral health specialist, and consulting psychiatrist work together to address a patient’s mental health issues within the primary care setting.
    eligibility requirements: Sliding scale fees based on income Medicaid & Map accepted
  • Phoenix House Austin
    services rendered:Drug and alcohol prevention education, residential addiction treatment, and outpatient counseling
    eligibility requirements:Serves adolescents: 10 -19 years. Accepts private insurance, Tricare, managed Medicaid, CHIP, self-pay & state funding
    services rendered:Customized care management, counseling and peer support
    eligibility requirements:Serves individuals, (their families, caregivers &community) facing mental health challenges
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