Donald J. Garcia Jr. MD PA is now called Austin Clinical Trial Partners. the rebranding of our research services team as Austin Clinical Trial Partners to reflect the work we do beyond Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. Our clinical trials work helps advance both knowledge of the origins and treatments for mental health and neurological conditions. Dr. Garcia, who still runs the practice, has been a licensed physician and board certified psychiatrist for over twenty five years. He is known for his comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment, taking biological, psychological, social and cultural details into account as he gets to know his patients.

Below you will find several advocacy organizations in your area. Please feel free to reach out if you need support, education or want to get involved as an advocate for yourself and community. You will soon have the opportunity to participate in Project RockSTARR and have a donation made in your honor to one of organizations below. If you want to know more about Project RockSTARR, please go HERE.

Austin Clinical Trial Partners Local Advocacy Organizations:

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

Founded in 1984, NAMI Central Texas, formerly NAMI Austin, is a member of the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Through innovative education, support and advocacy programs, we are changing the way our community addresses mental health. NAMI Central Texas serves Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet, and Caldwell counties.

NAMI Central Texas
Austin State Hospital
4110 Guadalupe St, Bldg 781, Flr 4, Rm 419
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: (512) 420-9810

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

MHA of Texas is the state’s leading source for mental health information, education and advocacy.

MHA of Texas
1210 San Antonio St # 200
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 454-3706

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.

DBSA Heart of Texas provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL support groups for individuals living with, or family and friends affected by, depression and bipolar disorders. Support is essential to recovery. One of the most helpful things one person can say to (or hear from) another is “I’ve been there.” Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA has many ways to help connect you with others who have been there as well.

Our meetings are held once a week on Monday evenings 7:00-8:30PM.  These meetings take place in the cafeteria of Seton Shoal Creek Hospital, located at 3501 Mills Ave. in Austin, behind the Randall’s grocery store that faces West 35th Street.

There is no fee or registration required, just show up.  We do ask that you be 18 years old to attend the meetings.

 DBSA Round Rock and DBSA San Antonio offer support groups for people with mood disorders, such as Bipolar Disorder and Depression.  Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) San Antonio is holding virtual meetings on Mondays 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Thursdays 7:00-8:30 p.m.
DBSA Heart of Texas – Austin

DBSA Round Rock
Round Rock, TX
Tel: (512) 844-5575

DBSA San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

This list only includes those advocacy organizations that The STARR Coalition is affiliated with.  If you know of other advocacy organizations that could be included in this list, please contact us at  Thank you!