Austin Latinx Chicanx Behavioral Health Network
The Austin Latinx Chicanx Behavioral Health Network (LCBHN) was launched in September 2019 to provide a space for Latinx/Chicanx persons interested in the design, delivery, and cultural appropriateness of behavioral health policies, programs, services and supports for LatinX/ChicanX persons living with or impacted by mental health, substance use, and/or developmental disabilities.
Network members include behavioral health professionals; university/college students; consumers; youth and their families; faith-based leaders; community leaders and community members; and anyone interested in LatinX/ChicanX issues.
The network meets monthly to provide announcements and resources, discuss best and innovative practices, facilitate conversation in relevant topics by subject matter experts, coordinate and align available assets, and identify gaps and proposed solutions. The group also promotes networking opportunities to sustain ongoing collaboration, professional development, and support.
The focus on the LatinX/ChicanX population has the potential to improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities of health care providers and stakeholders in the design, delivery, and cultural appropriateness of behavioral health services and influence the conversation away from individual mental illness towards a population health approach and systems-level change. In addition, this network focused on LatinX/ChicanX can potentially serve as a model for other communities to replicate.
For more information or to subscribe and receive LCBHN emails, contact Dr. Manuel X. Zamarripa.
News and Opportunities
Events and trainings, jobs and internships, and funding opportunities related to the mental health and well-being of Latinx/ChicanX people in the Austin area.
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A monthly networking meeting for anyone interested in mental health and the Austin Chicanx Latinx community.
The Institute of Chicana/o Psychology is offering virtual support & strengthening circles for those of us feeling those daily hits to our existence; those hits to our soul and spirit. We invite you to come to this circle of support. Upcoming on November 11th.
The Latinx Chicanx Behavioral Health Network will meet (virtually) on October 15th, via Zoom, from 6pm to 8pm.
The Latinx Chicanx Behavioral Health Network will meet (virtually) on September 15, via Zoom, from 6 pm – 8 pm.
The Latinx Chicanx Behavioral Health Network will meet (virtually) on August 11, via Zoom, from 6pm – 8pm.
The Austin Latinx Chicanx Behavioral Health Network maintains a Resource Directory composed of local providers who have experience supporting the behavioral health and wellness of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) in the Central Texas area.
|Contact Name/Organization||Contact Email||Contact Number||Scope of Work||Population(s) Served|
|Chaplain Martinfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-619-6950||Spiritual and emotional support||Adults, Family|
|Phoenix House of Texasemail@example.com||512-962-8399||We are a non-profit substance abuse treatment center with in-patient adolescent and outpatient adult and adolescent serv||Children, Adults, Family, Psychiatry, Peer Support|
|The Hope Projectfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-589-9021||I am a LPC with specialty working with youth 10 and older, and adults. My specialty is anxiety, depression, SFT, Couples||Children, Adults|
|Tiffany E. Gillis MA, B.S.||email@example.com||281-787-3739||Experienced Adult, Family, & Community Specialist in the area of Person-Centered and Solution-Focused practices.||Children, Adults, Family, Substance Use, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Peer Support|
|InSight Psychology and Behavioral Health Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-704-8349||InSight is a dynamic mental health group practice. We offer psychological testing, counseling, workshops and more.||Children, Adults, Family, Substance Use|
|NAMI Central Texasemail@example.com||512-420-9810||Volunteer-led education and support programs dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by mental illness.||Adults, Family, Peer Support|
|City of Austin/Health Equity and Community Engagement||Deborah.Duncan@austintexas.gov||512-972-5409||Conduct health education classes on 15 leading causes of death in Travis County in churches, radio, etc.||Children, Adults, Family|
|The Brinkley Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-680-2874||I help professional women overcome overthinking. Specializations: anxiety; depression; ethnic/cultural; life transitions||Adults|
|Debbie Dunmoreemail@example.com||512-786-3384||Population: 15 & up. Issues: anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, & substance use. Accepts insurance & private pay||Children, Adults, Family, Substance Use|
|Cedric R. Dunmorefirstname.lastname@example.org||512-786-3384||Specialize in substance use, families reconstruction relate to addiction, and men's issues specific to recovery/reentry||Adults, Family, Substance Use, Peer Support|
|ATX Mental Health PLLC.||email@example.com||512-265-6588||Trauma, family, substance abuse, adolescents, anxiety, depression||Children, Adults, Family, Substance Use|
|YWCA Greater Austinfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-326-1222||Trauma-informed mental health services, advocacy, and training addressing the impact of oppression, racism, & privilege.||Children, Adults, Family, Peer Support|
|Victoria Dorsey Drewy Professional Counseling Servicesemail@example.com||512-786-5890||Psychotherapy practice||Children, Adults, Family, Peer Support|
|Dana D. Edgerton, M.A., LPC - Solutions Over Stressfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-507-0286||I provide a collaborative environment with clients to help them reach their fullest potential.||Adults, Family|
|The Center For Relationshipsemail@example.com||512-465-2926||We deeply respect clients as resilient, whole humans. We are consciously and deliberately diverse.||Adults, Family, Peer Support|
|Animal-Assisted Therapist, LLCfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-337-9664||Morgan Rupe, M.A., LPC & her therapy dog provide animal-assisted counseling services to children, adolescents, & adults.||Children, Adults|
|Summit Mental Health Clinicemail@example.com||512-732-2122||An outpatient psychiatric clinic for ages 5 to 65 that focuses on patient specific medication management, TMS & Spravato||Children, Adults, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Psychiatry|
|Ashley Loganfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-670-8367||Ashley provides brief solution focused, strengthen based tele-health therapy with humor and cultural humility.||Children, Adults, Family|
|Moore Health Solutionsemail@example.com||512-986-7537||Compassionate treatment of mental health and substance use disorders focused on wellness during recovery.||Adults, Substance Use, Psychiatry
|Blanca Sanchez-Navarrofirstname.lastname@example.org||512-981-5738||Passionate Counseling Professional with 30 years of experience with adults from many backgrounds and needs.||Adults, Substance Use|
|Charlotte Caples Consultingemail@example.com||512-689-4271||We help leaders minimize the costs of racism and develop racially equitable and inclusive environments.||Children, Adults, Family, Substance Use, Peer Support|
|Hand to Holdfirstname.lastname@example.org||713-884-7015||Certified peer mental health specialists supporting families with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).||Adults, Family, Peer Support|
|AMEN Program - UT Austin School of Nursingemail@example.com||401-556-1067||We conduct community-engaged research/ programs to promote wellness from a holistic perspective of mind, body and spirit||Adults, Family, Peer Support|
|SIMS Foundationfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-494-1007||SIMS provides mental health/substance use recovery services & supports for all music industry professionals & families.||Children, Adults, Family, Substance Use, Psychiatry, Peer Support|
|Holistic Mental Healthemail@example.com||512-562-9117||Holistic Mental Health is the office of board certified integrative child psychiatrist, Nakia Scott, M.D.||Children, Psychiatry|
|Jennifer Frazier, LPCfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-766-1984|| Offering 100% Virtual platform (Telehealth) |
Specialties include: Trauma-Focused, CBT, School and Work-related issues.
|Children, Adults, Family|
|Out Youthemail@example.com||512-529-8888||Out Youth serves the LGBTQIA+ community through individual, group, and family counseling, as well as case management.||Children, Adults, Family, Peer Support|
|Andrea (Lady Felicia) Dotson||Afelitelcm@gmail.com||512-221-9284||I am a Certified Family Partner (Advanced Level) As well I am a Parent Coach.||Adults, Family, Psychiatry, Peer Support|
|SonderMindfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-521-1558||SonderMind matches clients based on need, insurance/payment, location and schedule.||Children, Adults, Family, Substance Use|
|Damaris Rodriguez-Dell Children's Hospital-Mental Health Unit||DpRodriguez@ascension.org||210-724-1119||Inpatient Hospitalization & Outpatient services: self-harm, suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, trauma- DBT , CBT, TF-CBT||Children, Psychiatry|
|Tiffany Belfrom, LPC, NCCemail@example.com||512-270-8522||Individual therapy, psychosocial evaluations, ESA letters, and working towards immigration psychosocial evaluations.||Children, Adults, Substance Use|
|Whole Life Priorities, LLCfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-831-7676||Individual, couples and family therapy. We also have a strong focus on adolescents and parent child relations.||Children, Adults, Family|
|Tonya Wright-Hamiltonemail@example.com||940-867-6164||Trauma informed, Image and Identity Issues, Relationships, Anxiety utilizing CBT techniques.||Children, Adults, Family|
|Adolescent Medicine Clinicfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-324-0092||Mia Roldan LCSW, LCDC, is a licensed clinical social worker in UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children's.||Children, Adults, Family
|EARTHNIQUE RESOURCES EMPOWERMENT||EARTHNIQUERESOURCES@YAHOO.COM||512-985-0289||Holistic Afrocentric tested method of addressing mental health and substance abuse for optimal success.||Children, Adults, Family, Substance Use, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Psychiatry, Peer Support|
|Valeria E. Milstead-Benabdallah, LCSW, PC dba VEMB Psychotherapy Servicesemail@example.com||405-604-0180||We combine compassion, competence, in-depth clinical & cultural knowledge,|
& evidence-based skills to work ethically
|Children, Adults, Family, Substance Use|
|Ascension Seton Behavioral Health IOPfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-324-2039||A trauma based virtual Intensive Outpatient Program that meets daily, Mon-Fri for 6 weeks. Decreases symptoms of PTSD.||Adults|
|Dr. Calvin Kelly & Associatesemail@example.com||828-231-5986||We offer state of the art mental health counseling services with a specialization in trauma informed treatment.||Children, Adults, Family, Substance Use, Peer Support|
|Out Youthfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-419-1233||Out Youth provides clinical/community services to LGBT+ youth and trans adults.||Children, Adults, Family, Peer Support|
|Wonders & Worriesemail@example.com||512-329-5757||A nonprofit providing free professional support for kids (2-18yrs) who have a parent with a serious, physical illness.||Children, Family|
|Any Baby Canfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-828-9451||Any Baby Can is an agency that improves the lives of lives empowers and strengthens families.||Children, Adults, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Peer Support|
|Black Family Business, LLCemail@example.com||512-766-9470||Therapy: depression/anxiety/trauma/relationship/ transition|
Coaching: help entrepreneurs/leaders heal &write their book
|Children, Adults, Family, Substance Use|
|D Elizabeth Smith LPC||DElizabeth.Smith@yahoo.com||512-417-7166||I am a black LPC serving adult individuals&couples; all ethnicities&faiths with relationship/life transition issues.||Adults|
|The Council on Holistic Healing and Recoveryfirstname.lastname@example.org||713-461-3279||Since 1973 I've treated addiction to alcohol/drugs/prescription drugs, behavioral addictions, PTSD, Trauma, Grief||Adults, Family, Substance Use|
|The Mental Wellness Networkemail@example.com||301-675-2370||Mental health advocacy, awareness & education. Have a directory that matches therapy seekers with therapy providers.||Children, Adults, Family, Substance Use, Psychiatry, Peer Support|
|Lenora Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org||737-226-8843||I am pursuing my Masters in Social work at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I attended CTAAFSC in 2020.||Children, Adults, Family|
|Ashley Loganemail@example.com||512-670-8367||My approach is BRIEF STRENGTH BASED SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY with BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ communities and college students.||Adults|
|Mia Roland, LCSW, LCDCfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-324-0092||Individual, family, and group psychotherapy for adolescents with eating disorders and gender diverse patients.||Children, Adults|
|Texas Alliance of Child and Family Servicesemail@example.com||I am the Mental Health Policy Fellow with the Hogg Foundation.||Children, Family, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities|
|Mothers Against Drunk Drivingfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-445-4976||Underage drinking prevention presentations for youth and parents, presentations to prevent drunk driving crashes.||Children, Adults, Family|
|Impact Lufkinemail@example.com||936-635-8195||Impact Lufkin is a community driven organization that connects resources with responsible partners, agencies and program||Children, Adults, Family, Substance Use, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Peer Support|
|Better Path Family Counseling and Consulting, PLLCfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-660-3499||Group practice of LPC, LMFT, LCSW|
We cover couples, marriage, individual, and family.
We also work with abuse victims
|Children, Adults, Family, Substance Use|
|Shamale Dancy-Dell Children's Medical Centeremail@example.com||512-324-9886||Licensed social worker in hospital setting specializing in mental health with adolescents.||Children, Family, Substance Use, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities|
|Foster Community Central Texasfirstname.lastname@example.org||214-300-9171||Foster Community has a mission to increase the number of diverse foster families in Central Texas.||Children, Adults, Family|
|YWCA Greater Austinemail@example.com||512-797-8778||We focus on the intersection of mental health and social justice via our counseling center.||Children, Adults, Family, Peer Support|
|Vanessa Fergusonfirstname.lastname@example.org||254-535-5194||I am the Senior Vice President of Workforce Development. We serve the population with disabilities for employment.||Children, Adults, Family, Substance Use, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Psychiatry, Peer Support|
Licensed professionals (counselors, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists), consumer and family advocates, and local community providers can be listed as a resource. Submit your information for inclusion in the directory.
Become a Certified Peer Specialist
Receive specialized training in using one’s own recovery story to help others living with mental health and/or substance abuse challenges.
Culturally Competent Mental Health Practice with Hispanic Clients
Video training sessions on cultural competency and resilience in social work practice with Latinx/Chicanx clients.
Volunteering and Advocacy
The Hogg Foundation believes that people with lived experience of mental health conditions can reshape the mental health system in Texas through volunteerism and advocacy. Consumer-Operated Service Providers (COSPs) like the Austin Area Mental Health Consumers (AAMHC), the Self-Help and Advocacy Center (SHAC) and Austin Clubhouse are independent organizations run by and for individuals in recovery, and are another possibility for Latinx/Chicanx who are interested in joining their own recovery stories with a larger community service mission. We also recommend checking out volunteer opportunities with other mental health related organizations, such as Via Hope, NAMI Austin, Austin State Hospital, Depression and Bipolar Alliance, and Integral Care.