Austin Family Institute
Individuals. Couples. Families. Therapy.
Family Therapy

How can we help you?

AFI welcomes and affirms all individuals, couples, and families.

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Relationships in trouble? Feeling depressed? Anxious? 

The Austin Family Institute is a non-profit counseling and training facility dedicated to serving the greater Austin community and beyond. From three convenient locations, our therapists are here to meet your relational and mental health needs. If you are looking for affordable counseling, couple therapy, or family therapy, you've stopped at the right place.

Why seek couple or family therapy servies?

Individuals, couples and families often face stress during life changes and transitions. Death of a loved one, separation, divorce, loss of a job, relocation, illness, trauma, marriage, step-parenting, relationship conflict and family of origin issues are some of the situations that can result in feelings of anxiety, depression and hopelessness. AFI directors, faculty, and staff are highly qualified mental health professionals experienced in working with clients of diverse backgrounds on a wide range of issues.

Introducing Brad Kennington, LMFT, LPC

Brad Kennington, LMFT, LPC recently joined Austin Family Institute as an associate faculty and clinical supervisor.  Brad brings to AFI his expertise in eating disorders and sexual orientation issues, as well as nearly 15 years of experience in providing therapy to individuals, couples and families.  Prior to joining AFI, Brad worked as the executive director and chief operating officer of a local eating disorder treatment center.  He is nationally recognized for his work with male eating disorders and has presented internationally on gay male eating disorders.  Brad has been interviewed by Huff Post Live on body image issues and eating disorders in the gay community and has written several articles on gay issues published in Huffington Post.  He is also a regular contributor on relationship and wellness issues for Influential Magazine and Austin MD Magazine, where he serves as the mental health editor.  Brad is on the board of directors of the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, is a clinical fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is the president of Austin Eating Disorders Specialists.  He is also an LMFT and LPC board approved supervisor.   To learn more about Brad and his work, please visit his   

Individuals. Couples. Families. Therapy.

(512) 329-6611