There are many common behavioral health concerns that AFMH can help with. Everyone is different! Please call (512) 328-7222 to determine if AFMH is a good fit for your needs.
Anyone struggling with thoughts, feelings or behaviors and anyone living with a mental health concern, whether short or long term.
Treatment depends on the type of mental health concern that you have, its severity and what works best for you. In many cases, a combination of treatments works best.
Psychotherapy, also called talk therapy, involves talking with a mental health provider. During psychotherapy, you learn about your moods, feelings, thoughts and behavior. With the insight and knowledge you gain, you can develop coping and stress management skills. There are many types of psychotherapy, each with its own approach to improving your mental well-being. Psychotherapy often can be successfully completed in a few months, but in some cases, long-term treatment might be needed. It can take place one-on-one, in a group or with family members.
Our clinics offer group therapies for adults, teens and children. You can ask your provider for more information about these groups as offerings vary at times.
Substance abuse treatment
Substance abuse can occur along with other mental illnesses and often interferes with treatment. If you can’t stop using drugs or alcohol on your own, you need treatment. Substance abuse treatments include:
Psychotherapy, to learn more about your condition and gain insight
Medications, which may help ease withdrawal symptoms or reduce cravings
Inpatient treatment, such as withdrawal (detox) treatment
Outpatient treatment programs, which require regular attendance for a set period of time
Support groups or 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)
And many more services including medication management!
Get in touch to learn more.
Each mental health condition has its own set of signs and symptoms. In general, however, professional help may be warranted if you or a loved one experiences:
Marked change in personality, eating or sleeping patterns
Inability to cope with problems or daily activities
Strange or extreme ideas
Prolonged depression or loss of interest or enjoyment
Thinking or talking about suicide
Extreme mood swings or excessive anger, hostility or violent behavior
Many people who have mental health conditions consider their signs and symptoms a normal part of life or avoid treatment out of shame or fear. If you’re concerned about your mental health or a loved one’s mental health, don’t hesitate to seek advice.
What if I’m feeling suicidal, or I’m worried that my loved one is thinking of taking his or her life?
Seek immediate assistance. You can call 911, or the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255. You can also text the Crisis Text Line by texting “Go” to 741741.
A bit of helpful advice from mentalhealth.gov: Do you need help starting a conversation about mental health? Try leading with these questions and make sure to carefully listen to your friend or family member’s response.
I’ve been worried about you. Can we talk about what you are experiencing? If not, who are you comfortable talking to?
What can I do to help you to talk about issues with your parents or someone else who is responsible and cares about you?
What else can I help you with?
I am someone who cares and wants to listen. What do you want me to know about how you are feeling?
Who or what has helped you deal with similar issues in the past?
Sometimes talking to someone who has dealt with a similar experience helps. Do you know of others who have experienced these types of problems who you can talk with?
It seems like you are going through a difficult time. How can I help you to find help?
How can I help you find more information about mental health problems?
I’m concerned about your safety. Have you thought about harming yourself or others?
When talking about mental health problems:
Communicate in a straightforward manner
Speak at a level appropriate to a person’s age and development level (preschool children need fewer details as compared to teenagers)
Discuss the topic when and where the person feels safe and comfortable
Watch for reactions during the discussion and slow down or back up if the person becomes confused or looks upset.
AFMH complies with state and federal rules and regulations regarding patient confidentiality which will be discussed once treatment starts.
The best way to find out is to contact your insurance company. You can find the customer service number on the back of your insurance card.
Austin Family Mental Health in Austin, Texas, provides assessment and treatment to patients seeking assistance with mental health concerns. We offer many programs and work with community organizations to ensure our patients receive the best care for their needs.
If these frequently asked questions don’t help with your specific question – get in touch with a member of our team today. We’re here to help!