Texas Services

Together, we can provide hope for
your family & healing for your children.

Who We Serve

From South/Central Texas to DFW, Houston, the Panhandle and anywhere in between, we are ready to help. 

foster care help


When stressful behaviors emerge in children, foster parents may find themselves overwhelmed or frustrated. Chosen is here to help you persevere in your foster care journey.

adoptive family help


Trauma occurs when a child is separated from their birth parents. Adoptive parents may struggle with addressing trauma and attaching to a child who has gone through adoption. Chosen can help you find connection and healing.

reunified family help


Birth parents who are reunified with their children are trying their best to reconnect with their children and stabilize their homes. Chosen gives reunified families the tools they need to heal together.

kinship family help, kinship parenting, relative caregiver help


Often, kinship caregivers do not expect to be in this position. When a grandparent or extended family member welcomes a child into their home, Chosen provides resources to help navigate the situation.

Get Started With Two
Complimentary Sessions

Let Chosen help you and your family find hope & healing. 
You are not alone! Contact us today. 


Discover Chosen's Model of Care

Chosen’s team of licensed, trauma-informed practitioners do whatever it takes to bring hope, help, and healing to families who have been touched by the child welfare system. If your family needs foster care services, guidance after an adoption, or other needs, our team is ready to walk alongside you for your individualized path to healing. We have team members who can help in the Austin area; New Braunfels; and San Antonio, Texas. 

We’ve been where you are. With decades of lived experience and best-in-class trauma-informed training, our care managers implement our proven, customizable Model of Care to set your family on a path of healing. From the moment you speak with our Intake Specialist, you will be heard with compassion and without judgment. Your matched care manager will walk alongside you, guiding your family down your own unique path toward thriving together.

Individualized Parent Coaching

Chosen’s care managers provide one-on-one coaching using curricula tailored to your needs. 

Therapeutic Resources

Chosen matches you with evidence-informed, trauma-focused therapeutic services and resources.

Personalized Case Management

Chosen connects you with the local third-party resources you need to help your family thrive together.  

Crisis Support

If a difficult event occurs outside of your scheduled parent coaching session, we’re available to help. 

Trauma Education

We offer best-in-class teaching so you can parent your children in a way that takes their history into account.

Clinical Assessments

Your coaching and action plan is based on measured levels of stress and trauma behaviors. 


Your care manager uses the information gathered during your session to create a plan that will work for your family.

Personalized Care
& Direction

Your care manager will listen to you and walk alongside you on your path of healing. You may be experiencing parent burnout or something else as a caregiver. All resources and discussions will be tailored to your family’s unique needs. 


Your care manager will provide access to the resources, including attachment exercises, tips to manage behaviors, and recommendations for third-party resources in your community. We help families in the Austin area; New Braunfels; and San Antonio, Texas.

Action Plan

You will leave your session with a Weekly Action Plan to bring your family closer together. Activities range from self-care exercises, to scheduling appointments, to family bonding activities. 


Medication Consultation

Chosen’s Model of Care includes a consultation and educational service for parents considering or already using medication as part of their child’s treatment. While Chosen does not prescribe medication, our board-certified family nurse practitioner helps parents understand the benefits and side-effects of treatments prescribed by the family’s medical provider. These consultations are offered with a trauma-informed, educational focus designed to aid parents in making decisions about their child’s treatment.


Chosen Teaches Attachment Style Connection

Our team can help any affected Texas family. Chosen teaches attachment-based connection and uses Dr. Bruce Perry’s powerful dosing method, so we are available as you need. Not just once a week or month. Our team has decades of combined experience, working with children and their families who have been impacted by the child welfare system.

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Providers

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) is a therapeutic model of care that trains caregivers to provide support and treatment for at-risk children. It has been used effectively with children and youth of all ages and all risk levels.

Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs)

Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) are master’s-level mental health service professionals, trained to work with individuals, families, and groups in treating mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders.

Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs)

Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) are master’s-level social workers with extensive professional training and expertise in mental health. They provide psychotherapy and counseling to clients.

Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSWs)

Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSWs) work in a variety of care or agency settings to deliver therapy, counseling, and life-betterment services to people who need them.

Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs)

A Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are registered nurses with specialized educational and clinical training in family practice. Nurse practitioners have a high degree of training in both the classroom and clinical settings.

Clinical Offerings

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Dyadic Developmental

Cognitive Behavioral

Dialectical Behavioral


*We develop many of the materials we use based on the specific needs of the families we work with.

The Chosen Effect

Aggression reduction

in children & adolescents

Anxiety reduction

in children & adolescents

Depression reduction

in children & adolescents

Dissociation reduction

in children & adolescents

Total stress reduction

in children & adolescents

Post-Traumatice stress reduction

in children & adolescents

Foster Disruptions​
Adoption Dissolutions​
Kinship Disruptions


All families receive two free complimentary sessions.

All families receive two free complimentary sessions. After that, fees are based on family size and household income. We believe our services should be available to all & that finances should never hinder a family from healing–if you are ready to begin your journey toward healing, contact us today.

Meet Our Intake Specialist

Payton Barksdale is a Care Manager and Family Engagement Manager at Chosen. She will be the first person your family connects with. Her empathy and personal experience will give you an immediate understanding of Chosen’s welcoming environment.