We are so glad you found us. Located in southwest Austin on the campus of Austin Oaks Church, we are an oasis in the city.
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Streams Counseling Center is a ministry of Austin Oaks Church which offers licensed professional clinical Christian counseling, biblical counseling, pastoral counseling, and coaching as well as space for local professionals to meet with clients.
The Streams Team consists of 2 full time staff and several Independent contractors serving within the ministry. Our team is available to support individual, marriage, family, and team growth through individual sessions, groups, or workshops for a variety of concerns. Through relational interaction, we work with each person to understand your intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical needs in order to enhance your life with God and others
We each know what it's like to be in counseling or to work with a coach so we provide services we would want to receive or ones we would refer to our loved ones.
It is our desire to best serve you so we provide referrals to reputable professionals. In addition many of the Streams therapists work within the treatment-team model and partner with local or national resources.
Please give us a call or fill out the Request Form below. We hope to hear from you soon.
contact us using the request form below, call a counselor direct, or call our main number for info.
4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd.
Community Center Building
Austin, TX 78749
M-F 830a–5p, 5p-830p
Sa by appointment
Su by appointment
join a group
Groups are provided year round, led by either Streams Team Members or trained leaders, and are hosted at Streams or additional locations as listed. If a group closes after the start date, contact the listed leader for the next group.
Exploring your creative self
Explore the meaning artistic expression has in our lives. A six week group for all ages, 18+, meeting ninety minutes a week. Group: $25/week. Led by Katherine Sweet Swinney, LPC-Intern, supervised by Emily Slaughter, LPC-S. Phone: 512-270-1925.
mesh: Dating Skills For real women
Dating is challenging! A gal needs helpful support and coaching to navigate the jungle of dating. A six week group meeting weekly with two experiential on-site groups. Group: $30/week. Workshops also available! 18yrs+. Led by Liz Lawrence, LPC-S. Phone 512-891-1651.
Calm my anxious heart
Discover how to overcome anxiety and begin living life. Therapy group & book study. 13 week group for women, meeting two hours a week. Group: $25/week. Book: $13. Led by Ellen Carpenter, LPC-Intern, CLC; supervised by Brian Barber, LPC-S. Phone 512-387-4636.
Find freedom with your body image, eating habits and soul cravings. Distinct groups for emotional eating, eating disorders, disordered eating, body image and training for leaders. 6 week group meets 90 minutes weekly. Group: $30/week. Workshops also available. Led by Liz Lawrence, LPC-S. Phone 512-891-1651.
Motherhood is as hard as it is satisfying. Designed to help you understand the complicated emotions of motherhood while identifying negative messages all moms hear. 8 week group meeting 90 minutes each week. Group: $25/week. 2 weekly times offered. Led by Leslie Bley, LPC. Phone 314-497-7681.
For women in relationship with a partner who struggles with compulsive sexual behavior. Group: Free. Led by Sarah Morales, CPC, CRC, APSATS Certified. Phone 512-718-0239.
Address hurts, habits, and hang-ups with the loving power of Jesus Christ through your recovery process. Meets Monday nights in the Austin Oaks Church Community Hall. Led by Mollie and Cal Axtell.
Losing a loved one is often lonely, but you don't have to go it alone. Grief Share is a national organization with Christ-centered local groups that meet for support and education. Led by trained group leaders. Click the button below to be directed to current groups in your area.
Contact Us - Either give us a call or use the Request Form to let us know why you are seeking counseling or coaching.
Share a Little - We will answer your immediate questions and ask to understand your goals or needs. Then we will set a time to visit in person with you and whomever else will be joining you.
Plan Ahead - Sometimes counseling can be emotionally or physically tiring or it can be refreshing so plan ahead for things like other appointments, tasks, or meals if your appointment is around meal time.
Items to Bring - Complete your Initial Packet that your potential counselor or coach emails to you or come early to complete it in person in our waiting area. Also bring payment options if payment was discussed.
Interview your potential counselor or coach - We expect you to have lots of questions so please bring them! The first appointment is often awkward as you get to know your potential counselor or coach. If it's a good fit, the awkwardness will go away and trust will be developed.
fees & insurance
- Streams Counseling Center is a ministry of Austin Oaks Church and fees are determined during your initial assessment with your individual counselor.
- When available, individual counselors offer Sliding Fee Scales which allows for reduced fees and sometimes also a Service Journal as partial payment.
- Check the OUR TEAM page for details on each counselor and contact them directly for their current fees and schedule.
- Streams Team Members offer fees ranging from $25-140/session.
- Payment is due upon arrival and accepted by your counselor or you may pay online using a bank account or credit card through the PAYMENT link. We also accept cash or checks made out to Austin Oaks Church or AOC with "counseling" or "Streams" in the memo line.
- As a ministry of the church, we do not accept any insurance panels but please check with your counselor about possibly filling in your diagnosis for you to self-file as out-of-network.
3 Important Items We Need To Share
Minors will be counseled only with the approved consent of their parent or legal guardian.
We are not a crisis response service and are not available after-hours except by scheduled appointment.
We are not qualified to render court evaluations nor testify in legal cases of any type.
Take a look and we hope to see you soon!
To be connected with a counselor, please either call one of Our Team Members direct using their contact number next to their name listed above or fill out the form below for the Streams Director to contact you with referral suggestions.
As a ministry of Austin Oaks Church, we often provide these spaces at sliding fee scales or reduced fees. So far in the last year these spaces saw 1295 individuals, couples, families or groups, yes just this past year. We love serving our community! Since we are a ministry, we do welcome tax-deductible gifts. These gifts can be designated to "Benevolence" which is given to individuals, couples or families to assist in their counseling fees or to help with growth for more spaces.
Please click to GIVE safely and securely to Austin Oaks Church. Select the "Benevolence" tab to have your gift benefit a Streams client.
Thank you for being a part of bringing hope and healing to one person, one family, and in turn our entire community. Because one person can make a difference in big ways!