The Center began as a dream of the leadership of the Austin Stone Community Church to create a counseling ministry that would provide expert professional care while working closely with local churches in Austin and beyond.
In 2010, after years of prayer and dreaming, the Lord provided the means to begin moving forward. The first year was spent researching best practices, talking to churches and counseling centers around the country, and learning from others. Potential staff counselors and interns were interviewed. Office space was secured and all the logistics from phone systems to what pictures we would put on the wall to make the center an inviting place were figured out. We finally opened our doors on what happened to be Memorial Day 2011. We had one client booked. They ended up rescheduling because they too didn’t realize it was a holiday.
Since then we have been blessed with the privilege of entering into the stories of some amazing people. We have also had the chance to partner with many of the great churches around the city. Today we have the joy of serving hundreds of individuals, couples and families in the city of Austin as well as many who are working and living around the world. We are excited for the story to continue and to play a small part in what God is doing for His glory.