Veterans, Service Members, and their Families have a unique journey on the path to wellness. The Samaritan Center offers evidence-based trauma treatment approaches including EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Moral Injury approaches. But our approach does not stop there. Because we understand that the whole family serves we offer a wide range of therapy for children, adolescents, spouses and family members. We know that resiliency comes with the territory of being part of a military family, but sometimes a little help is needed to find it. Our counseling staff is here to help.
Talk to a Veteran
When you call us at 512-466-4454, you will speak directly to one of our Peer Specialists, Blake Holbrook or Manny Gonzalez.
Blake is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Army veteran with a passion for helping veterans. Having overcome the transition from combat to school employment and now supervising the Veterans Dorm at the Travis State Jail, he hopes to utilize his experiences to help veterans live a fulfilling life.
Manny is an Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom Marine veteran. He has provided Peer Support to veterans for over four years in the Austin and greater Houston communities. Manny is willing to help our veterans at whatever healing stage they’re at in their lives.
NEW Hope for Heroes Clients
If you are a veteran or part of a military family and have never had an appointment with us, please call 512-466-4454 to schedule a first appointment.
Hope for Heroes
Hope for Heroes provides counseling and integrative medicine to current service members, veterans and military families suffering from service related trauma. Hope for Heroes therapists are selected for their extensive military and military family experience, clinical expertise with PTSD and TBI, and competency with the military culture.
If you would like to receive services under our Hope for Heroes program, our grant partners require that you provide proof of your veteran, service member, or military/veteran dependent status. Click on the below image for a list of approved eligibility documents.
Texas Veterans Commission
This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families.
Military Veteran Peer Network
The Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) is a group of veterans and veteran family members committed to supporting active and former service members by offering mentorship and guidance, as well as help accessing the services and resources available to veterans.
Samaritan Center operates the only state legislated veterans dorm in the state of Texas. The justice involved program provides educational classes on PTSD, substance abuse, communication, leadership, and coping mechanisms over a 90 day period. Those that graduate our program are linked with jobs and a place to live.