Center for Survivors of Torture‚Äôs program, funded by ORR, providing free Refugee Mental Health Services for refugees that have been resettled in the U.S. for less than 5 years. CST delivers high quality mental health services to refugees to restore their spirit and rebuild their lives. CST seeks to actively engage refugees in their mental health treatment through individual, family, and group counseling to achieve the best possible outcome–a fulfilling life.

Other funders include: LINK Foundation Shield Ayres Foundation, LCRA Employees Fund, Hammill Foundation, The Meadows Foundation, United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service (LIRS), Still Water Foundation, HR Foundation, Junior League of Dallas, and Junior League of Austin.


CST is able to provide services in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio. To make a referral for any location, please call (512)358-4612
Dallas Office:
4102 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
Austin Office:
5124 Burnett Road
Austin, TX 78756
San Antonio Satellite Office:
Our Lady of the Lake University at Community Counseling Service
Holy Cross Center Family Health Pavilion
590 N. General McMullen, Suite 3
San Antonio, Texas 78228

What is CST’s Mission?

Healing survivors of torture and trauma through counseling and related services.

Affiliations and Funding

What are CST’s Accreditations and Affiliations?

  • Accredited by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Treatment (IRCT) since 1997
  • Founding member, National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP).
  • Ad hoc Mental Health Committee of the Texas Consortium of Refugee Program (T-CORP)
  • Member, Physicians for Human Rights
  • How is CST Funded?

  • Office of Refugee Resettlement
  • LINK Foundation
  • Meadows Foundation
  • Junior League of Austin
  • Shield-Ayres Foundation
  • Hammill Foundation
  • Rees-Jones Foundation
  • Frucella Foundation
  • KCL Foundation
  • United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture
  • Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service (LIRS)
  • Individual Donors

  • Hear how CST made a difference to Suresh


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