Audra Hawkins

(Ed.S., LPC, NCC)

About Me

"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us." --David Richo I believe this to be true. Our life experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. As the quote suggests, it is possible to heal from, and in some cases, even grow beautiful things from the pain we’ve endured. I appreciate the opportunity to work with you on your journey.

My experience includes 23 years as an educator and counselor. I have been provided the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, adults and families in the school setting as well as in private practice. I am uniquely trained to support my clients with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, divorce, parenting, life changes, grief, trauma and abuse.

I tailor my treatment plan to provide the best personalized therapeutic experience for each client, helping you realize your goals. I have found that in many cases, cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused and person-centered techniques have been beneficial. Together, we can set goals and find an approach that feels right for you.

I have an easy-to-get-to-know-you personality where I offer a safe place for you to share your thoughts and concerns without judgement. Choosing to be vulnerable with someone else can be very difficult. Taking this first step, is a huge step for many people. I am here to listen and help you explore options to improve the challenges you are facing. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to gain your trust, learn about your unique situation and I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #009765 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Reviews

Written by O.L. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Audra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

Audra is empathic, professional and has a straight forward approach to the problems which is helping me to progress weekly. I am deeply thankful that Better Help exists and that they've matched me with Audra.