I provide a warm, supportive, nurturing, and reflective space for clients to explore unresolved pain. With humor and compassion, I help clients address issues of shame and abandonment, as well as co-dependency and core self-esteem issues. I have over twenty years of experience in art, self-discovery, therapeutic growth and recovery. I enjoy combining my greatest passions: psychology and art and employ non-traditional and alternative methods of healing (including Dreamwork & Guided Meditations). As Jungian Analyst, James Hillman espoused, "The purpose of therapy is to keep the imagination alive." I will help you explore the depths of your soul as we uncover self-sabotaging patterns and help you learn to live abundantly – with meaning and purpose.
Professional Graduate Education:
Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Rhode Island School of Design 2004
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Southeastern Oklahoma State University 2011
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Art Therapy, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 2018
Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas (71604) and Connecticut (2945)
Areas of Interest:
-Grief, Loss, Death & Dying (Including Divorce, Separation and Breakups)
-Men or Women in Controlling Relationships
-Life Transitions: Financial Loss or Gain, Moving, Career Changes, Retirement, Mid-Life Crisis, Empty Nest, & Finding a New Career at Mid-Life
-Trauma: PTSD, Anxiety, Depression
-Unresolved Pain from Childhood
-Relationship Problems (Professional and Personal)
-Sexual Issues in Relationships
-Intimacy Issues in Relationships
-Existential Issues: Finding Meaning in Life, Finding a Life that Matters for You, Taking Risks, Taking Responsibility, Self-Care & Adulting
-College Students & Emerging Adult Issues
-Neuro-Biologically Informed Therapeutic Approach: Understanding the Brain and Trauma, Understanding Attachment Issues in Relationships, & Understanding the Adolescent & Teen Brain, Appreciating the Teen Brain and How to Preserve this Creative Essence in Your Own Adult Life
-Recovering Families: Supporting Families thru Recovery (Al-Anon & CODA)
-Spiritual Recovery from Co-Dependency
-Men and Woman Who Need to Work on Reclaiming Their Lives from Controlling or Consuming Relationships
-Jungian - Oriented Dreamwork & Active Imagination
-Guided Healing Meditations
-Creative Thinking, Brainstorming, & Problem Solving Support for Artists and Graduate Students
-Creative Adult Play
-Counseling with Other Mental Health Professionals
Additional information about my spiritual approach to counseling.
"I believe that we are on a journey of growth called the human experience, that is, in fact, a spiritual journey. By helping you increase awareness of suffering and learning to accept it as something necessary for personal growth, and ultimately, spiritual enlightenment, I will help you learn to be present with more joy, appreciation, and gratitude. Learning to love your human experience, while in relation to your spiritual path, is an enlightened space for all those who seek it."
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
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LPC #71604 (Expires: 2022-03-01)
Audra is insightful and kind.
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Audra was extremely helpful. She listened and help me get through a very tough time in my life. I would highly recommend her. She gave me reading materials and helped me view my situation from a different perspective. She not only helped me out, but also my family on keeping us together.
Today is the very first session I had with Audra and I have decided to book the next one with her. She's very good.
Excellent and top notch.
Audra has a noteworthy talent for understanding the obscure under workings of a person's mental state. She has helped improve my ability recognize the veiled insides that cause the surface issues. Being more self-aware is going to make a significant improvement on my ability to handle my life issues going forward. I only had a few sessions, but I wouldn't hesitate to return and request her if needed in the future. She has my recommendation.
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Audra understands me so well and I am so grateful to have her.
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Audra has been fantastic. She seems to understand me from the get-go and has been supportive through my therapy. I am so glad that I was matched with her.