Call 911 and ask for a "Mental Health Officer"
Brackenridge Psychiatric Emergency Room 512-324-7259
Psychiatric Emergency Services (Travis County) 512-472-HELP (4357)
Crisis Intervention Team Travis County: 512-854-3445
Crisis Intervention Team Williamson County: 512-218-5515



Seton Shoal Creek Hospital (Austin): 512-324-2000
Austin Oaks Hospital (Austin): 512-440-4800
Austin Lakes Hospital (Austin): 512-544-5253
Cedar Crest Hospital (Belton): 254-939-2100
Metroplex Hospital (Killeen): 254-526-7523
Laurel Ridge Treatment Center (San Antonio) 800-624-7975
Rock Springs (Georgetown) 512-819-9400



Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs: Sage Recovery and Wellness Center 512- 306-1394
Eating Disorder Treatment Programs: McCallum Place 800-828-8158



American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Psychiatric Association
Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
The Gay & Lesbian Medical Association
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services



Kidworks Therapy: Speech, OT/PT, floortime/social therapies

Austin Center for Autism and Related Disorders


GoodRx - Discount Medications
National Alliance on Mental Health
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Austin Chapter
Austin Autism Society (Don't miss their comprehensive resource guide)
Autism Speaks
Patient Resources & Handouts
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements
Nature Deficit Disorder
College Living Experience
University of Texas Disability Resources
The Texas Outdoor Family Program
Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder



Toxnet - A reference for medicine and breastfeeding
KellyMom - A reference for answers to breastfeedings' challenges
A well-researched and evidence-based source for answers to everything parenting



General Parenting

The Magic Years by Selma Fraiberg
Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five by Penelope Leach
Medications & Mothers' Milk by Thomas W. Hale
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
The Discipline Book by Dr. Sears
Attachment-focused Parenting by Hughes
How to Behave so your Preschooler will too! by Sal Severe
The Optimistic Child by Martin Seligman
The Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel


Development and Attachment Theory

Becoming Attached by Robert Karen
Attached at the Heart by Barbara Nicholson
Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel
What's Going on In There? by Lise Eliot



Smart by Scattered by Peg Dawson
Raising Boys with ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons by Mary Anne Richey
Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell A. Barkley
Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Hallowell


Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents

SOS Help for Parents by Lynn Clark
Therapeutic Exercises for Children by Robert Friedberg
Reflections from a Mud Puddle by Marcella Fisher Anderson (stories and poems about coping with stress)
The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens by Jennifer Shanon Help for Hair Pullers by Nancy Keuthen


Behavioral Concerns

Raising your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurchinka
Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn
Discipline! Kids are Worth it by Barbara Coloroso
The Explosive Child by Ross Greene
Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley
The Challenging Child by Stanley Greenspan
Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline by Becky Bailey


Attachment Disorder and Traumatic Experiences

When Love is not Enough (RAD) by Nancy Thomas
Parenting the Hurt Child by Gregory Keck
The Body Keeps the Score; Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children With Severe Behaviors by Heather T. Forbes


SCHOOLS (with emphasis on children with learning differences)

Austin Area Homeschoolers
Odyssey School
Capitol School of Austin
Rise School of Austin
Rawson Saunders
Quest Academy of Austin
St. Francis School
The Magnolia School



What is Integrative Healthcare?

As defined by the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, "Integrative medicine is a practice that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing."

For our clinic, this means that as we grow, we aim to recruit other like-minded therapists and clinicians. This generally enhances teamwork & communication, ultimately helping the patient to maximize their health.

What is a D.O.?

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. In the United States, all physicians earn their professional doctorate in the form of either M.D. or D.O. Osteopathic medicine was originally founded in 1874. It holds that treatment should be guided by the idea that the body is a self-healing unit of mind, body, and soul where structure & function are intimately related.

  • Both D.O.s and M.D.s typically have a four year undergraduate degree prior to medical training.
  • Both D.O.s and M.D.s take the MCAT, followed by a rigorous application process; both then spend four years in medical school.
  • Both D.O.s and M.D.s choose to practice in a specialty area of medicine and complete a residency program (often shared between D.O.s and M.D.s) ranging from 3-7 years.
  • M.D. students take the USMLE exam and D.O. students take the COMLEX exam. Both must pass a state licensing examination to practice medicine.
  • Both D.O.s and M.D.s perform surgery, deliver babies, and prescribe medications; both use the same tools, treatments, and technologies of medicine to treat patients.
  • D.O.s receive extra training & certification in the musculoskeletal system, called Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). This is both an evidence-based & philosophically-based practice that involves the use of the physician's hands to diagnose illness and to encourage your body's natural ability to heal.


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We hope you enjoy the links provided above, as they are intended to provide supportive material. The list of links is by no means exclusive or final. Vibrant Minds or their staff are not responsible for the content or the reliability of the hyperlinks listed above, and we do not necessarily always condone the content presented in the links.