The Austin Family Institute is a non-profit counseling and training facility dedicated to serving the greater Austin community and beyond. We offer services at three locations: West Austin, Manchaca, and Lakeway.
AFI has developed as a premier place for the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy. It continues to teach and train graduate interns and associates pursuing Marriage and Family therapy. AFI provides counseling services on a sliding scale. Services include individual, couples, and family therapy/counseling who are seeking help. Many issues that might arise in the life of an individual or couple/family can be addressed at AFI.
Austin Family Institute began in 1990 under the leadership of Dr. Pat Love, Dr. Derk Manley, and Nancy Gorman. The goal from the outset of AFI was to provide outstanding mental health training for students and professionals seeking the necessary skills to help couples and families. They continued to provide the leadership and training for many years. In 2006 AFI officially became a non-profit 501(c)(3) under the new directors, Dr. Michael Bishop and Liz Gentry. Dr. Bishop and Ms. Gentry have been marriage and family therapists for many years in Austin, providing therapy as well as training.