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TownLake Pro Bono Counseling Program

The TownLake YMCA Pro-Bono Counseling Program is dedicated to helping individuals and couples find their way through mental health, family, and social issues. Our services began in September of 2009 and several hundred individuals, couples and parents have taken advantage of our counseling program. We offer two free sessions per Y member and then a sliding scale.

The TownLake YMCA also offers pro-bono recovery coaching for members in recovery from addiction and substance abuse. Two free sessions (one introductory consultation and one coaching session) are provided by Charles McGarty of Active Recovery Coaching, then paid sessions are available on a sliding scale.

Our office is located upstairs at the Town Lake YMCA at the back of the Pilates room. Parents are encouraged to use the child care services offered by the Y if needed during their appointment time.

To book an appointment, please reach out directly to the counselor you are interested in working with at their contact info listed in their bio.

*Pro-Bono Counseling sessions are for YMCA of Austin members only. 

Read our blog: Word from Our Counselors!

Meet our Counselors:

Elizabeth O'Brien - Individual Counseling
Kristina Yarbrough, LMFT - Individual, Family & Child Counseling
Charlie McGarty - Recovery Coaching from Addiction or Substance Abuse
Jody Rich – Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
Silke Morin - Life Coaching