One-on-one case management and specialty services for teens and young adults navigating life transitions.

Young people and their parents want to successfully navigate many important milestones: finishing school, picking a career path, and becoming increasingly independent, to name a few. Also, handling day-to-day stressors like managing a calendar, saving money, or just making healthy friends, can be overwhelming and discouraging when you are trying to do it alone.

Who do we help?

Current or Aspiring Students

Academic planning, tutors, learning differences, and admissions coaching are just a few ways we can help!

Young People in Recovery

We take the stress out of everything from building a balanced weekly schedule to planning for your future.

The Whole Family

Parents want peace of mind and young people want independence. We support both while working toward shared goals.

Building confidence and competence is essential to feeling successful as you launch into life. Regardless of where you are on your journey, we will build a team specific to you to help you identify and achieve your goals. “Success” looks different for everyone. Give us a call so we can talk about what it looks like for you!

Areas of support:

Case Management

Social Support

Individual Therapy

Executive Function Coaching

Life Skills Development

Academic Support

Career Coaching

What is Success Management?

“Success Management” is a term borrowed from customer service, which involves identifying your client’s goals then predicting and supporting their needs along the way. Alpha Launch provides all the support of traditional case management to ensure sustained wellbeing, but also provides resources to support clients reaching their fullest potential.

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Meet a Few of Our Specialists

Alpha works with a number of local experts passionate about helping you find success.

Patrick Olson

Patrick Olson

Higher Education Consultant

Patrick Olson grew up in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. He earned his bachelor’s in Business from the University of South Carolina and a master’s from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Patrick currently serves on the admissions team for the University of Texas at Austin’s highly-competitive McCombs School of Business, prior to which he worked as an Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator for the UT College of Pharmacy.

When Patrick is not talking to students or prospective applicants, you can find him spending quality time with his partner, young twins, and their puppy, Maddie. Patrick is an avid runner and participates in local road and trail races–his favorite being the Longhorn Run, which happens annually on the UT campus. He also spends time volunteering with the Young Men’s Business League and Austin Sunshine Camps.

Lauren Bajwa, M.Ed

Lauren Bajwa, M.Ed

BOUTIQUE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

After getting her masters degree in special education from The University of Texas at Austin, Lauren taught Special Education in AISD, where she helped coordinate the work of teachers, paraprofessionals, and related personnel in order to meet the individual needs of Special Education students. During that time she designed and implemented Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and attended Academic Language Therapy training, a systematic dyslexia remediation program. In addition to teaching, Lauren has experience consulting with program directors in private and independent schools, helping them develop best practice methods when identifying and accommodating students.

Currently, Lauren specializes in helping families prioritize next steps when their child is struggling emotionally, academically, or behaviorally. Lauren’s practice focuses on school avoidant children, particularly those struggling with debilitating anxiety and other related mental health challenges. Lauren is humbled by her own three vivacious daughters, and has a deep appreciation for the parenting experience. Lauren loves reading aloud to her girls, walking her dog, and cooking with her husband. She serves on the board at All Saints’ Episcopal Day School and Generation SERVE and is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. Lauren also represents children’s best interests in family law cases as a Guardian Ad Litem in Travis County.

Justin Yoken

Justin Yoken

Justin Yoken has been working in treatment since 2016. He has worked as a Recovery Coach, Program Director, Assistant Director and eventually became the Director of an aftercare which included a coaching team and sober living houses. He got certified as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist in 2016 by the State of Texas. In addition, he has worked with hundreds of families over the past seven years assisting their journey with establishing new boundaries, communication patterns, and overall behaviors with their loved ones. Justin got sober in 2014 and lives the recovery lifestyle himself, which allows him to transmit the behaviors more easily due to walking the same path as many of his clients. Justin enjoys working out, sports, live music, and spending time with his family and friends. “Recovery has given me more than I could ever expect and I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to get sober and be in recovery. If I was able to do it after ten years of substance use, then so can anyone.


Clubhouse

Sitting in the heart of Austin, the Alpha Clubhouse is a go-to for young people’s recovery. The Clubhouse hosts nightly dinners, recovery meetings, as well as our Outpatient Services. This is your place to chill, study, check in with your therapist, or just socialize with friends.