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Pastoral Care

ACFcares Ministry

Our pastoral care ministry seeks to encourage & build others up by celebrating together in life’s joys & providing meaningful support, resources, biblical guidance & prayer in more challenging times.  ACFcares staff & trained volunteers are here to link arms with you in whatever season you are in.

Looking for tips on how to have a peaceful, restorative holiday season? Click the button below from advice from our ACFcares team.

A Restorative Holiday Season

ACF is excited to partner with the Forward Foundation, a local organization that provides faith-based counseling, coaching & equipping. Click the button below for information on how to create a client account & select a counseling or coaching provider.

Client Forms

Counseling

The Forward Foundation 
(512) 829-3969 
1464 E. Whitestone Blvd, Ste 101 | Cedar Park, TX 78613 
www.forwardcce.com 
*Individual & marriage counseling, trauma, EMDR, coaching, missionaries, addiction, grief

Center for Relational Care
(512) 492-6200 
11615 Angus Rd, Ste. 218 | Austin, TX 78759 
http://www.relationalcare.org/ 
*Children, adolescents, individuals, couples, group & family counseling, EMDR, TBRI 
**Lower service rates available from well-trained graduate & post-graduate interns. You can also apply for “special needs” financial assistance if you have a hardship.

The Timothy Center 
(512) 331-2700 
11754 Jollyville Rd, Ste 110 | Austin, 78759
http://timothycenter.com/ 
*Adolescent & family counseling, sexual addiction, Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Abundant Life Counseling 
(512) 258-5100 
13740 US-183 | Austin, TX 78750
http://www.abundantlifecounseling.com/ 
*Adolescent, individuals, couples, group & family counseling, parenting classes. 
**May apply for a sliding scale rate – click here for application details.

Crossroads Counseling 
(512) 346-9299 
4131 Spicewood Springs Rd | Austin, TX 78759 
https://stl-ccc.org/about/
*Individuals, couples & group counseling, affair recovery 
**Therapists working toward licensure work on a sliding scale fee.

Chris Thurman, PH.D, Licensed Psychologist 
(512) 327-8804 
4131 Spicewood Springs Road, Building D, Suite 5 | Austin, Texas 78759 
https://drchristhurman.com/counseling/
*Depression, anxiety, relationship & conflict issues

Whitney Alexander, LPC
(512) 887-3950 
 
4131 Spicewood Springs Rd | Austin, Texas 78759 
www.whitneyalexander.org
*Individual, couples, & family; EMDR, TRBI & Trauma certified

HCBC Counseling Center 
(512) 331-5050 
Lakeline: 12124 Ranch Road 620 N | Austin, TX 78750 
Steiner: 4310 N Quinlan Park Rd | Austin, TX 78732 
 

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind.  It is a safe place to find community & freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Find a group here.

*Note: Local group meets at Hill Country Bible Church

Divorce Care

Divorce Care is a safe place where caring people come alongside you as you find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. For local groups, click here.

Note: Local groups meet at Hill Country Bible Church & Lakeway Church.

Financial Classes / Counseling

Financial Peace University – Financial Peace is a nine-lesson course that teaches you how to save for emergencies, pay off debt fast, spend wisely & invest in your future. Find a local class here. 

Foundation Communities - Financial Coaching is a free service provided by trained volunteers who can work with you one-on-one to make sure you have the tools, resources & encouragement you need reach your financial goals.

General Resources / Support Groups

Inheritance of Hope – Support for young families facing the terminal illness of a parent.

Overeaters AnonymousOA is a community of people who support each other in order to recover from compulsive eating & food behaviors.

Reveal Ministries (Food Bank, Diapers, Clothing)
1150 S. Bell Blvd | Cedar Park, 78613

Anxiety Support Group:  The Hill Country Bible Counseling Center is offering a 6-week support group designed to give women a place to be heard and supported around the issue of anxiety. *Begins Spring 2023

The group is designed for women 18+ and will focus on topics such as:

  • Understanding you're not broken
  • Anxiety can be helpful
  • Understanding the brain and body response systems
  • How to care for your body
  • How to control your anxious thoughts
  • How faithful people in the Bible struggled with anxiety

939 Support Group: Hill Country Counseling Center is offering a group for parents, family, and/or friends of people experiencing LGBT+ concerns. The group is designed to give members a place to talk honestly and openly about the challenges of loving, supporting, and ministering to their LGBT+ loved ones while remaining congruent with their Biblical beliefs.  It will be a place to be connected with others who share common challenges and to be heard and encouraged.  For more information, please contact:   

Texas Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group:  Advocates and empowers local grandparents raising their grandchildren by providing access to resources, information, and support. 

Grief  Support

Grief Share is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. To find a group near you, please click here.

 *Note: Local groups meet at Hill Country Bible Church & Lakeway Church.

Tender Hearts - Grief Support for women that meets at Austin Ridge, Southwest Campus on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6-8pm. For more info, visit https://austinridge.org/groups/tenderhearts.

Widows in Touch - Widows in Touch seeks to provide women with hope, encouragement, and an eternal perspective.  For more information, please email  .

Marriage Support

Hill Country Bible offers pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling & marriage clinics.

Affair Recovery  - Affair Recovery provides help & resources to assist people healing after infidelity. Their mission is to restore those in crisis to extraordinary lives of meaning & purpose, combining a faith-based curriculum with the strength of support groups to provide solace & recovery for both couples & individuals.

Mental Health

Integral Care Help for Travis County adults & children living with mental illness, substance use disorders & intellectual & developmental disabilities. For immediate mental health crisis support, call (512) 472-4357.

National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI) – A helpful resource to learn more about mental illnessSupport groups for individuals with mental illness & for the family members & friends of those with mental illness.

NAMI ConnectionSupport for individuals with mental illness.

NAMI Family SupportSupport for family members & friends of those with mental illness.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English & Spanish, for individuals & family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups & community-based organizations.

988 Mental Health Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous  - AA is a fellowship of men & women who share their experience, strength & hope with each other that they may solve their common problem & help others to recovery from alcoholism.

Al-anon/Alateen Support for those living with the effects of someone else’s drinking.

Narcotics Anonymous - NA to help substances abusers know that an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use & learn a new way of life.

Overeaters Anonymous OA is a community of people who support each other in order to recover from compulsive eating & food behaviors.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English & Spanish, for individuals & family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups & community-based organizations.