"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
- Compassion fatigue
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief
LPC #78361 (Expires: 2020-11-30)
LPC #6401011675 (Expires: 2019-05-31)
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.
Talking to her is easy, comforting and feels safe.
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.
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.
Friendly, approachable, understanding and realistic.
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.
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