About Me

My background in mental health counseling spans over 12 years. I am a licensed professional counselor and a doctoral researcher with a strong background in mental health and allopathic medicine. My counseling/psychotherapy expertise includes working with children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health, addictive, coping, and dependency problems. These include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention hyperactivity and deficit disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, gambling, and psychosis. I help clients resolve crisis-related suicidal attempts/ideation, anxiety attacks, emotional trauma, accidents/natural disaster, and financial hardships. I am understanding, compassionate, and experienced in counseling individuals from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds while maintaining a strong work ethic and positive attitude.
I use various therapy models which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Therapy, Evidence-Based Therapy, Family Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I connect clients with community service and resource agencies that will continue to serve as support systems to the clients.


Specialties

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

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

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #103401 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Reviews

Written by R.O. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Austin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

He is very comforting and easy to talk to about hard subjects.

Written by C.O. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Austin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and anger management

Austin Amanambu is very knowledgeable, relatable and kind. He is also easy to talk to and I appreciate his humor. I found his advice incredibly helpful.

Written by G.E. on Apr 06, 2020 after counseling with Austin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Great counseling, very helpful!