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How SIMS Works

SIMS helps members of the Austin music community and their families change their lives for the better by providing access to a wide array of affordable mental health and substance use recovery services.

SIMS is not just for when you’re in crisis. Our licensed clinical team will connect you with our highly qualified, diverse network of therapists, psychiatrists, and substance use specialists who will help you build and maintain your emotional and mental wellness.

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How We Change Lives

A Clinical Team Who Knows You Personally

You’re never alone with SIMS. Our staff clinicians have years of expertise and coordinate a personalized team of providers around you. As your mental health needs change, SIMS will help you find new providers and resources to get you the right kind of support.

A Wide Array of Provider Options to Meet Your Needs

With SIMS, you have access to many of the best mental health providers in the Austin community. We carefully select and manage our providers to ensure a wide range of services and treatment styles, convenient locations and familiarity with the local music industry.

A Team That Understands the Austin Music Scene

SIMS has been working with Austin music professionals for more than two decades. We understand the unique challenges of being in the music industry and are ready to use our knowledge to help you reach your full potential.

HOW WE THINK ABOUT MENTAL WELLNESS

Mental health and substance use recovery is as unique as you are. We don’t judge, we don’t proselytize, and we don’t push our clients to pursue any path that doesn’t feel right for them.

SIMS embraces a holistic treatment model that addresses four key dimensions of well-being. Research from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) has shown that treating and overcoming challenges in all these areas together can significantly improve well-being and mental health:

  • Health

    Making healthy choices to support physical and emotional well-being and managing chronic illness

  • Home

    Having a stable
    and safe place to live

  • Purpose

    Having employment or a
    career, caring for family,
    and being creative

  • Community

    Having positive relationships and mutual support with those you care about

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SERVICES WE OFFER

SIMS maintains a full array of treatment options and you will be guided to the treatment that best suits your needs by SIMS clinical staff. Some of the treatment options we offer are:

Counseling Services

  • Individual Counseling for Adults and Children
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Band Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Trauma-Specific Counseling
  • Partial Hospitalization
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs

Psychiatric Services

  • Psychiatric Consultation & Medication Management
  • Inpatient Care

Substance Use Support

  • Medical Detoxification
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
  • Partial Hospitalization
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs
  • Sober Living
  • Medication Assisted Therapy
  • Peer Recovery Support

Grief Counseling

SIMS is here to help when tragic events impact our Austin music community. We offer free, customized grief counseling and support, based on the needs of those who have been impacted. If tragedy has impacted you, your band, or your corner of the music community, please call us at 512-494-1007. You don’t need to become a SIMS client to receive grief counseling.

WHEW! NOW THAT YOU KNOW ALL ABOUT US, LET’S GET STARTED.

SIMS is not a 24-Hour crisis line. If you are in crisis, please call 512-472-HELP or 911.

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