C. Diahnn Austenfeld


About Me

"The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them." This quote reflects my counseling philosophy of identifying the issues that are causing you distress and I can help realign your thinking in a way that feels supported, manageable and in control.

My name is Diahnn Austenfeld and I am a licensed professional counselor that holds licensure in both Texas and Michigan. I have previously worked in private practice and community mental health in Michigan. I was also a trained Mental Health First Aid Instructor and an active member of the Gull Lake Depression Advisory Council. I have a lot of work energy, emotional sensitivity and a strong passion for mental health wellness and advocacy.

I predominately work from the evidence based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach which is practical and collaborative, or Mindful Based Cognitive Behavioral (MCBT) a modified version of CBT that includes breathing and relaxation techniques. I also work from a Person-Centered, Positive Psychology approach, or a Behavioral approach. I work with a wide range of concerns that include anxiety, depression, relational aggression, developmental disorders and parenting issues.

My counseling style is gentle, genuine and warm and I will treat you with absolute sensitivity and respect. I believe that humor can be helpful, and growth is inevitable. You have taken the difficult first step , and I will be here to support you on this journey!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #78361 (Expires: 2020-11-30)

LPC #6401011675 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Written by J.O. on Apr 23, 2019 after counseling with C. Diahnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Diahann is an extremely capable counselor who takes the time to understand the issues at hand and develops a pragmatic approach to finding solutions. She is compassionate and empathetic, with a sunny disposition which makes her a joy to interact with. I would highly recommend Diahnn.

Written by O.N. on Apr 07, 2019 after counseling with C. Diahnn for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Talking to her is easy, comforting and feels safe.

Written by H.I. on Mar 27, 2019 after counseling with C. Diahnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

She is an amazing human being. She will help you and- won’t judge you. I feel great because of her, and I wish everyone have someone like her to help them out.

Written by L.I. on Mar 14, 2019 after counseling with C. Diahnn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Diahnn has been such a huge help to me. She is patient, insightful, kind and supportive. She made me look at things from a different perspective and made me feel like she was truly invested in my success. I feel very fortunate that I was able to work with her.

Written by C.H. on Feb 19, 2019 after counseling with C. Diahnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Friendly, approachable, understanding and realistic.

Written by W.A. on Jan 04, 2019 after counseling with C. Diahnn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Diahnn is one of a kind. She is kind, caring, and very enthusiastic to help. Despite the distance, she is there to support and encourage. Not once has she missed an appointment or not replied to a text. If you need a shoulder to lean on, she’s your best bet.

Written by A.R. on Dec 18, 2018 after counseling with C. Diahnn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

She's a really great person and a great counselor, She helps me see some things in a different way and always encourage me to do better and to keep hope