Helpful Links

Local free and low-cost counseling:

Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center: 800-693-3656
Phoenix Center: 830-637-7848
Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center: 512-756-2607

Austin-area low-cost counseling:

Capital Area Counseling: 512-302-1000
Samaritan Center for Counseling and Pastoral Care: 512-451-7337
Tejas Family Guidance Center: 512-981-8787
YWCA Greater Austin Counseling & Referral Center: 512-326-1222
New Life Institute: 512-469-9447


Free and low-cost counseling for children who have experienced trauma:

Children’s Advocacy Centers (to find a CAC near you):
National Domestic Violence Hotline (to find a crisis center near you): 800-799-7233

24/7 Hotlines:


Bluebonnet Trails MHMR: 830-798-2902
Hill Country MHMR: 800-682-7382
Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center: 830-693-3656

State and National:

Clarity Child Guidance Center Acute Crisis (greater San Antonio area): 210-582-6412
Texas Youth & Runaway Hotline (phone or on-line): 800-989-6884
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network: 800-656-4673
National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-786-2929
Boys’ Town National Hotline (for children, teens, and parents): 800-448-3000
24/7 on-line crisis help:


Self-injury Information Line: 800-366-8288

General mental health:

Psychology Today:
National Alliance on Mental Illness:

Parenting Help:

National Parent Helpline (M-F, 8:00 am-5:00 pm): 855-427-2736
Boys’ Town National Hotline (24/7 hotline, includes help for parents): 800-448-3000
Christine Moers Parent Coach:
Lives in the Balance:
Child Trauma Academy:
Parenting2Go app:

Adoption Resources:

Adoption Knowledge Affiliates:
Attachment & Trauma Network:
Creating A Family:

Stress, Burnout and Secondary Trauma:

For anyone exposed to trauma and suffering:

Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project:
PTSD Coach app:
Virtual Hope Box:

Trauma workers and counselors:

First Responders:

Grieving Behind the Badge blog:
24/7 hotline for law enforcement officers:
24/7 crisis line for law enforcement officers:
24/7 helpline for first responders struggling with addiction: 855-995-6802 and
Survivors Network for Air & Surface Medical Transport:
24/7 hotline for all emergency service and public safety personnel and their families: 877-230-6060 and

Disaster Response and Humanitarian Workers:

Clergy and ministers:

Bluebonnet Trails MHMR substance abuse assessment and rehab information: 800-841-1255
Station House Retreat (for first responders): 855-995-6802 and
Addiction Center:

If you have any questions or need additional information, I invite you to call me at (830) 613-1650. If you prefer, you may email me.