Mental Health Resources

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Call 988

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. People can call/text by phone or chat online.
Veterans Lifeline

Veterans Crisis Line
Call 988 and Press 1 Chat 24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect.

Coming to terms with trauma and illness can be well assisted by professional mental health care providers. Many options and therapy types exist; it is important to find a good individual fit.

Austin Counseling & Trauma currently has availability and a number of providers to choose from. “We believe in using evidence-based practices to help our clients achieve their counseling goals, and our counselors are trained in a variety of therapeutic interventions. Our therapists use talk therapy, EMDR, CBT, and a wide variety of other intervention tools to help clients work through their challenges and find healing and growth. Our goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where our clients feel comfortable expressing themselves and exploring their thoughts and feelings. We believe that therapy is a collaborative process, and we work closely with our clients to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals.”

They can be reached at 512-400-4321 and

There are several evidence-based therapies that have been found to be particularly effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  The choice of therapy may depend on various factors, including individual preferences, availability of resources, and the specific needs and symptoms of the person with PTSD. Many of these treatments can be accessed online, by phone,  or in person.

Here are a few recommended therapies for PTSD:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is a widely used therapy for PTSD. It focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors related to the traumatic event. CBT often includes exposure therapy, where individuals gradually and safely confront the memories and reminders of their trauma.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR is a specialized therapy that incorporates elements of exposure therapy and cognitive restructuring with bilateral stimulation techniques, such as eye movements or tapping. This therapy aims to help individuals process traumatic memories and reduce their emotional distress.

Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy: PE is a type of therapy that involves gradually exposing individuals to memories, situations, and thoughts related to their traumatic experiences. This exposure is done in a safe and controlled environment, allowing individuals to confront and process their trauma.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): TF-CBT is a specialized form of CBT designed specifically for children and adolescents with PTSD. It incorporates elements of CBT, play therapy, and family therapy to help children process their trauma and develop coping skills.

Group Therapy: Group therapy can be an effective option for individuals with PTSD, as it provides a supportive and understanding environment where individuals can share their experiences and learn from others facing similar challenges. Group therapy can be combined with other therapeutic approaches.

It’s important to note that therapy for PTSD is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and what works for one person may not work for another. It is recommended to consult with a mental health professional who can assess your specific situation and recommend the most appropriate therapy based on your needs.