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streams christian counseling & coaching 

 

Hello,

Everyone needs help at some point. Let's talk about getting you back in the flow.

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Please call a counselor directly or fill out the Request Form below. We will work with you 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 either be in counseling or to work with a coach. Our team is available to support individual, marriage, family, and team growth through individual sessions, groups, or workshops for a variety of concerns.

We each know what it's like to either be in counseling or to work with a coach. 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 church staff members and several Independent Contractors (private practice professionals) who lease space from the church.  

As a ministry, we can also 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.

We are glad you found us, now let's get started!

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contact us using the request form below, call a counselor direct, or call our main number for info.

(512) 891-1651

 

Location

4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd.
Community Center Building
Austin, TX 78749

austinoakschurch.org

 

Hours

M-F 830a–5p, 5p-830p
Sa by appointment
Su by appointment

 
 

meet your counselor

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 

Crave

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.

 

Brave Motherhood

Motherhood is as hard as it is satisfying. Designed for moms of children under 10 years of age, 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. Next group starts in September, Registration deadline, August 28th. Childcare *might* be available. Led by Leslie Bley, LPC. Phone 314-497-7681.

 

trade

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.

 

Celebrate Recovery

Address hurts, habits, and hang-ups with the loving power of Jesus Christ through your recovery process. Meets Monday nights, 7pm, in the Austin Oaks Church Community Hall. Led by Mollie and Cal Axtell. *For the month of June, CR will be meeting across the street at Hope In the City while AOC undergoes a refresh of spaces*

 

grief share

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.

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get started

 
 
  1. Contact Us - Either give us a call or use the Request Form to let us know why you are seeking counseling or coaching.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.  

  4. 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. 

  5. 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. Streams Team Members offer fees ranging from $25-140/session. 
  • When available, individual counselors offer Sliding Fee Scales which allows for reduced fees and sometimes also a Service Journal as partial payment.
  • Contact a counselor directly for their current fees and schedule. 
  • Payment is due upon arrival and accepted by your counselor or you may pay online using a bank account or credit card through the Pay For Your Session Here button below. We also accept cash or checks made out to Austin Oaks Church (AOC) with "Streams" in the memo line. 
  • As a ministry of the church, we do not accept any insurance panels. 

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. 

Visit us

To be connected with a counselor, please either call a counselor direct using their contact number or fill out the form below for the Streams Director to contact you.

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. We 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 of services.

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!

request form

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after you submit your form We will contact you within 2 business days.

If you would like a quicker response, please call us direct either on the main Streams confidential voice mail at 512-891-1651 or call an individual counselor directly.

If this is an emergency please do not wait for us, please call 9-1-1 or the Austin Helpline at 512-472-HELP.  For medical or psychiatric emergencies call 9-1-1, for domestic abuse or request for safety for you or your children please call either number or contact SafePlace Austin at 512-267-SAFE.