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Our LeadershipRussell SmithExecutive Director

Russell has a passion for helping nonprofits grow and creating systems to support quality services, and he does a great job leading the agency in providing over 3,600 children and family members with mental health services.

"This place is wonderfully child-centered."

— Anonymous

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If you are reading these words, you are probably an adult who cares deeply about the life and health of a child. Sometimes it becomes difficult to know the best way to love and guide your child. You may notice behaviors in your child that puzzle, annoy or even frighten you. Some of these are the normal stages of growth and development. If you want to learn more about your child’s mental health, keep reading.

For Parents

Graduate Students

Austin Child Guidance Center is one of the premier training sites in Austin for future mental health professionals and regularly accepts graduate students who are seeking field experience as part of their degree program. We primarily accept advanced graduate students in the fields of social work, psychology, and professional counseling. Due to the intense nature of the work at the Center and the demands of the internship placement, we do not currently offer undergraduate-level internships, although there are volunteer opportunities for undergraduate students who wish to gain more experience working with children and families.

For Graduate Students


Austin Child Guidance Center has a variety of volunteer opportunities, from a one-time project to a weekly commitment.


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