Augustina Garba

LPC

About me

Hello and welcome! My name is Augustina Garba. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater with a master’s degree in Counseling in May 2002. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I started out working with adult mental health individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. During my internship, I was exposed to working with severely abused and neglected. This experience was what inspired me to work with Children and families. It. I now provide individual and family therapy sessions targeting Anger Management for Children and at-risk teenagers. My passion has always been to help bring about changes in the lives of individuals and families and partner with them to create hope in their future.

In 2009, I went into Private Practice. I work with children, adults, and families, providing individual and family therapy sessions. I also work with adult survivors of childhood abuse to help them heal from trauma and to overcome related issues and problems that could develop due to them been abused, ranging from depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks and stress. I work with many individuals and couples in relationship building. I counsel couples with relationship and divorce issues, anger management and domestic violence.

My focus in counseling is to work with you to resolve issues that challenge you and restore self-efficacy to individuals and families. I am supportive in therapy and a good listener. I will collaborate with you, using teaching skills and give you tangible assignments to help you succeed in achieving your goals of finding a long-term meaningful solution. I am consistent and believe in building a trusting and reliable client-therapist relationship.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , ADHD , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

WI LPC 3758-125


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Augustina Garba. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 13, 2022 after therapy with Augustina for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

She has helping me so much... my life has changed in a greater way due to the therapy and her professional guidance.

Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Augustina for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

She is a very good listener. She asks good questions that dig deep to the core of the issue. Thanks Augustina!

Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Augustina for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Augustina takes great care in remembering previous conversations and worries to work through with me, even after weeks time! I appreciate her compassion, reassurance, and consistency to help me. She's been amazing and I'm very glad to have her to talk with.

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Augustina for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Garba helped me learn to stand up for myself after two years of emotional abuse from my family. She was understanding and pushed me to break from my isolated shell and do what I wanted for my own health. She gave me exercises and encouraged my emotional expression. She was readily available through messaging and would answer my questions within 24 hours and she checked in on me regularly. I am in a better place now both mentally and emotionally. I will be grateful for the rest of my life.

Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Augustina for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Dr Garba is always willing to go the extra mile in helping me through my journey. She takes time to reach out to me and shows that she actually cares.

Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Augustina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Augustina is both professional and personable. I appreciate that she is always timely and listens. Just recently my youngest sibling passed away - his passing has me in a different place, because of that I have considered a different counselor. This has nothing to do with Augustina . I am okay with continuing with her, but I'm not quite ready to talk to anyone. I can't stress enough that this has nothing to do with Augustina.

Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Augustina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Augustina has been such an incredible help for me these past few months. She is compassionate, kind, and so good at what she does- and I picked up on this right away in our first session. Augustina is so good at going with the flow and asking intuitive questions that drive deep introspection, discussion, and healing. There is a really great balance between her listening & talking/sharing information during sessions. She gives me things to work on between sessions, and she is extremely responsive to any messages that are sent. I highly, highly recommend Augustina.

Written on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Augustina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Ms. Garba is exactly what I needed in a therapist. Great listener, offers the tools I need when I need them. It's not easy to work through my issues, but well worth the effort. I'm so happy I signed up for Betterhelp!

Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Augustina for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Great!

Written on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with Augustina for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Augustina is a great therapist. She listens very well and truly cares about your well being. I've been with her for a year and have learned a lot with her. She is awesome. You'll be lucky to have her as a therapist.

Written on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Augustina for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

At first I was hesitant, mostly by the nature of my treatment resistant struggles and previous encounters with new therapists, but after I had an opportunity to let myself be completely vulnerable and unrestrained with Augustina, I found an incredible and compassionate shepherd on my emotional journey to self-betterment. She is kind, caring, and attentive, ensuring I was understood and heard, while at the same time gently guiding me in the right direction, nudging me forward with a tender firmness that persisted even as I reflexively protested. I am thankful for the progress I have made alongside her.
If you are looking for a therapist, I highly recommend Miss Garba, she is a blessing!

Written on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Augustina for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Very positive experience so far!

Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Augustina for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Augustina is a wonderful therapist, that listens attentively and is genuinely interested in the patients well being. She comes with years of experience and is always seeking professional development opportunities.

Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Augustina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Augustina has been a fantastic benefit to me so far in helping to process a lot of tough emotions, situations, and we began to talk about Adverse Childhood Experiences, a crucial bases for measures of safety and security then and into Adulthood; and how we interact with it because of those experiences and traumas. Her insight and perspective has been very valuable! And the fact that BetterHelp allows messaging and Augustina is very timely to respond, I felt supported and heard when I felt I needed it. I was able to discuss other alternative and compatible types of therapy that may be useful to me as well, not just talk talk therapy, which is very comprehensive and meets needs virtual therapy can not. Highly recommended!!!

Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Augustina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love working with Augustina. I often wish that our sessions could last longer!

Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Augustina for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

Augustina has been a tremendous source of wisdom and comfort for me as I navigate challenging emotional issues, stress and borderline depression. I have learned and benefited from her counseling.

Written on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Augustina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I love her. Not to be dramatic but I'd take a bullet for that woman<3

Written on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Augustina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

I have only had two sessions with Augustina and she has already helped me become the person I want to be. She provides useful tools to use when life happens and I can imagine her talking me to resolve a situation. Thank you Augustina!

Written on Jun 27, 2021 after therapy with Augustina for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

Augustina has been a big help to me. She is knowledgeable, understanding and gets right to the core of addressing my issues.

Written on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Augustina for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

The first session was excellent. Good communication and flow of thought and topics. I feel more than confident that I'll have more sessions with Augustina.

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