The Phoenix Center has provided a safe, loving environment for my children after a traumatic event in our lives.


It has been a place where they can laugh, reflect, play, and most importantly heal. We will be forever grateful
for the peace they have brought to our lives.


~ Feedback from a parent, written December 2012  


R's painting
Drawn by a Child at the End of  Counseling Services, December 2012
Dear Friends of the Phoenix Center,
Thank you.  As a supporter of the Phoenix Center, you have helped create a place that brings children & families peace. 
On December 9, 2012, children and families found peace & joy at the annual Christmas Party at Candlelight Ranch (the location of Camp Phoenix).  Sixty-five children and parents/guardians attended the Christmas party.  Children and families enjoyed lunch, activities with horses, a hay ride, Christmas cookie decorating, arts and crafts & cutting down and trimming a cedar tree with the children's handmade ornaments.  
The Phoenix Center wishes you and your family a joyful holiday season. We invite you to join us in nurturing the mental health of children and families in need. The holiday season reminds us of community, compassion and the spirit of giving.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Phoenix Center during this year's holiday season. Your gift will foster the mental health of children, and strengthen families for a safer, brighter tomorrow.   Please join us in being a part of the solution as we meet the critical need for affordable, accessible mental health care for children and families in need.  In doing so, you will be giving the gifts of hope, health and peace to a family who would otherwise be unable to access critical mental health care for their child.    

Wishing you and your family peace, health and happiness this Holiday Season and in the New Year,
Your Friends at the Phoenix Center
"For it is in giving that we receive."
    ~ St. Francis of Assisi
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." 
~ Margaret Mead
Levi Horse Painting 2012

Child Painting a Horse

Christmas Party

December 9, 2012

painted horse holiday party 2012
Horse Painting
One of the Fun Activities for Kids at the
Christmas Party
December 9, 2012
heart of gold

Ornaments Painted & Held by a Child at the
Christmas Party, December 9, 2012

"A Heart of Gold"



 Who We Are         

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Our Services

Phoenix Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to meeting the need for high quality mental health care in rural Central Texas.    


We provide the following services:

  • Phoenix Counseling ServicesIndividual and Group Counseling for children, parents & families, Play Therapy for young children, Trauma-Informed Care, Child Parent Relationship Therapy & Parenting Classes;
  • Phoenix After School: therapeutic after-school programs, art therapy and yoga to teach children relaxation and stress and anger management skills;
  • Camp Phoenix: therapeutic camp sessions at Candlelight Ranch, including equine therapy, adventure/wilderness therapy, art therapy and yoga/wellness programs - our own innovative therapeutic camp curriculum

Who is a Phoenix Center Child?

Children ages 4 - 18 with an identified mental health need, including survivors of abuse and trauma.  The children we serve are often uninsured, underinsured or are otherwise unable to access high quality mental health services.  


Our Collaborating Agencies include:  CASA for the Highland Lakes Area, Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center, Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Highland Lakes.  In addition, youth are referred to our programs by public school counselors, churchs and families.


Our Staff include licensed mental health professionals, graduate student Interns from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University, and registered yoga teachers. 


Our Board members are Allan Garrett, Terry Gulden, Harry Born, Lindsay Plante, Molly Biglari, Patti McCormick, Elizabeth Turner, Courtney Bowen and Sarah Garrett.

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Phoenix Center
Sarah Rosen Garrett, LMSW
Executive Director
Post Office Box 732
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Our mission is to promote the physical and emotional well-being of youth in Central Texas.