Manchaca UMC's partnership with the Austin Family Institute (AFI) began in 2012, as we asked ourselves what needs in our community we could address as a church. "Where are the gaps? Where are people being under-served in our area?"  It quickly became apparent that high quality mental health services were hard to find in the South Austin/Buda area. The Manchaca Counseling Office was born, as we decided to partner with the Austin Family Institute to provide a safe, nearby location for people to receive the mental health services they need.

The Austin Family Institute has served the Austin community since 1990, providing counseling services on a sliding scale. Many issues that might arise in the life of an individual, a couple, or a family can be addressed by the therapists & interns at AFI. You can learn more about AFI by going to their website (Click HERE) AFI's Manchaca Counseling Office is located just inside the east entrance of our main building, in the hallway leading to the parlor. The office location allows easy, private access from MUMC's east parking lot. AFI's services are available to church families and community residents alike, with fees based on what people can afford.

A pastor's referral is not necessary for you to make an appointment, just call AFI's main office at 329-6611 and request an appointment at the Manchaca Counseling Office.