I am naturally caring and empathetic human being who is highly motivated to gain as much experience and help as many people as I can. I have my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, where I was inducted into the Chi Sigma Iota honors society. I have extensive experience in several different forms of behavioral and humanistic modalities, and have worked with depressive issues, anxiety issues, developmental difficulties, dual diagnosis, personality disorders, sexuality issues, spirituality issues, parenting and family systems struggles, identity issues, adoption/attachment issues, relationship issues and many more.
My counseling style is warm and considerate, and my emphasis from the beginning will be showing you that you are worth all of this and more. Above all else, I value honesty, though, so whatever feedback I give will be the truth...even if it is not the easiest thing to hear. My approach is integrative in nature, combing elements of Gestalt, Existential, Cognitive-Behavioral, Bowenian, Structural, and DBT therapy. This allows me to be flexible and build a treatment process specifically for you.
So whether you are struggling day to day just to find some hope, or even if you could consider yourself someone who just needs a little help at this stage in your life, I think this could be a very beneficial experience! I believe that in getting to know you and spending time just understanding your struggles I may be able help, however I also want to spend this time developing achievable goals and helpful skills. This is your opportunity, I just want to do what I can to help.
- Stress, anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Parenting
LPC #72790 (Expires: 2017-09-30)
Austin is a very talented and understanding councillor. He helped me get over a very troubling issue in a very short amount of time. I would highly recommend his services.
Skilled therapist with just the right combination of knowledge, insight, genuine kindness and honesty. Able to pick up what's relevant in a sea of details and to get the big picture from a poor puzzle. Focused on solutions and client's wellbeing. Thanks Austin!
Mr. Davenport has been absolutely amazing!!! He has not minimized my feelings or shamed me for being who I am. I am grateful for his willingness to be honest yet kind.
Austin was a great communicator and was very helpful in getting me to see a difficult and recurring issue in my marriage. I had honestly not seen things from that perspective and it brought clarity to my relationship with my husband. I appreciated his honesty and insight into the situation, which would seem rather difficult coming from only one spouse, but he did it easily and with true skill. For my first experience with BetterHelp, I was definitely impressed with his responsiveness and concern. Thanks, Austin!