Center for Survivors of Torture - Austin

The Center for Survivors of Torture (with centers in Austin and Dallas, Texas), provides specialized rehabilitation services to survivors of torture and their families. Torture treatment services were established in 1997.


9415 Burnet Road, Suite #201
Austin, TX 78758

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Email address: 

Phone Number: 

Do you have to be a survivor of torture to be eligible for your services?: 

Yes, CST provides services for Primary or Secondary Survivors of Torture.

Referral Information: 

CST prefers phone referrals, please call 214-827-2314 or 512-358-4612 and ask for contacts: Clinical Director, Dr. Marie Carlson, Marianne Knai, MSW, JD, or Case Manager, Pete Salazar. CST wants to talk to the referral source directly to simplify the information exchange and to expand and clarify details regarding the clients’ language, legal status, emergency contacts, mental health status, and reason for referral. 

Services Provided: 

  • Legal Services
  • Medical Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Social Services

Expanded details of program’s services: 

Serving Texas, free standing offices in Dallas, Austin, satellites in Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Houston. All services are free and include: Mental Health, Medical, Legal, Social Services, Training, Telehealth Groups: Meditation, Coping Skills, Art Therapy, Children’s art group, Community Resources, Psychotherapy, Yoga, Mindfulness-Breathing, Teens: Navigating culture and education, and Community College Education Program. We also assist with referrals and evaluate referral sources monthly. CST has 95 collaborators in Texas.

Key Partners in Direct Care (Please send referrals to healing center first): 

We assist with referrals and evaluate referral sources monthly - CST has 95 collaborators in Texas.

If someone is not eligible for your services do you assist with local referrals?: