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

LPC #3758-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


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 by L.A. 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 by J.A. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Augustina for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I love working with Augustina. I feel heard and respected, and she's timely in her responses! Her support and guidance have been a true God-send in this time of my life.

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

Great!

Written by M... 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 by S.A. on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with Augustina for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

These sessions have positively changed my life. I'm pleased to have Augustina as my therapist! She is an amazing professional and human being!

Written by J.A. 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 by R.O. 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 by S.A. 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 by D.A. 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 by K.A. 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 by O.D. 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 by C.A. 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 by R.O. 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 by G.A. 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 by L.U. 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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