I earned my Master’s in Professional Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX and became licensed in Texas and Florida as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Since then I have worked in a variety of community counseling settings. I have worked with clients from ages 3 through 80 and with individuals, couples, and families. With that breadth of experience, very little shocks or surprises me and I have gotten a pretty good sense of where the types of counseling that play to my strengths as a counselor overlap with the types of counseling that are helpful for my clients. This sense (along with learning about lots and lots of research into what helps people find and maintain mental health) has led to the following guiding principles that shape all the counseling I do: 1) the client is always in charge, 2) change and health happen through relationships, and 3) counseling should be efficient. If you're interested, please ask me about how those principles apply to your situation.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Post-traumatic Stress
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMFT MT4006
TX LMFT 203015
TX LPC 78121
Austin is helpful and listens.
Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Austin for 6 months on issues concerning parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes