Does the men's center work with women too?
Yes. In the area of addictions work, obviously couples counseling and all of the classes except anger management which are exclusively men's classes.
Is AMC a public agency?
No, we are a group private practice.
Do we accept insurance?
The center itself does not accept insurance, however, individual practitioners may qualify or my be on your insurers panel. Please ask. At this time we do have therapists who qualify for reimbursement with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Bill Bruzy was recently added to the Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO and Mark Montgomery accepts various insurance carries.
Keep in mind that classes are never covered by insurance. Some employers may give a stipend for some classes.
Are your therapists licensed and teachers qualified?
Yes. For therapy and counseling the therapists are fully licensed and everyone practicing or teaching at AMC has many years of experience.
What are the costs for services?
In general psychotherapy and individual counseling are $125 a session, $125 per session for Bill Bruzy and groups and classes are $40 a session. The anger management classes are a 10 week series and that is $400 for the 10 weeks. Other classes are priced accordingly. We allocate spots for sliding scale appointments, except for the anger management classes, so please feel free to inquire about the availability of sliding scale.
Where is your main office and can I drop by to get information?
Although for many years we had a central location we are now diffused through Austin. Each therapist has his or her own office and classes are held at various locations so it's important to check with your therapist or teacher about the exact location for your appointment.
How long has the center been in operation?
The Austin Men's Center was started in the late 1980's by John Lee, MA. and a core group of men who felt it was important to make a place available where men felt welcomed and safe in a therapeutic environment that understood the issues associated with being male in our society. Over the years there was a well regarded magazine "Man!" put out by Lyman Grant of the center, features on many shows including Oprah, 20-20 and others. The original impetus for the center came from a PBS show called "A Gathering of Men" featuring Roberty Bly talking with a group of men in Austin.
We've been in continuous operation for about twenty years.
I used to know a therapist or associate of the center. Do you have their contact information?
Many people have been associated with the center over the last two decades. There are some that I've stayed in contact with and others have moved and lost touch. If I can help I will but I'll suggest first trying a Google search or some other means of locating them.