Lora Ferguson, MA, LPC-S, AFC Founder & Co-Director
I founded Austin Family Counseling as a way to help more families find peace and joy. I truly hope that you will find AFC to be a caring and hopeful place for you to work through the pain, sadness, loss, or struggle that brought you to us. My own life journey inspired me to help others, and I am so thankful that I get to work each day with people like you who have the courage to change.

I graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in Psychology and later obtained my Master’s Degree in Counseling from St. Edward’s University here in Austin. I’ve been in private practice since 2008, and I’m in the process of advanced training as a Positive Discipline Trainer Candidate.I work especially well with teens, young adults, families, and parents. As a mom to two little ones, I truly get that parenting is messy and hard and very challenging work, and yet, it can bring me so much joy! I look forward to taking the next step with you and your family.

You can read how Lora encourages parent communication with teens in her blog on 3 Ways To Help Teen Communication.

Professional Affiliations:
Austin IN Connection; Capital of Texas Counseling Association (CTCA); Positive Discipline Mentor Group; Supervision Roundtable.

Areas of Expertise:
– Depression and Anxiety
– Parents who “over-parent”
– Cutting and Self-Harm
– Self-Esteem Issues
– Bullying and Social Isolation
– Under or Over Performance in School
– Social Media Issues

$155 for a Individual or Parenting 50 minute session
$175 for a Family 50 minute session
$225 for a Individual or Family 90 minute session


Westlake Hills Office