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(Cheryl) Austenfeld, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! I understand it can feel intimidating to begin the process of counseling. I applaud you for leaning toward the healing process to care for your overall health.

Life can be hard and I'm here to partner with you, encouraging you to share your thoughts and feelings in a safe and accepting environment. Using a person centered process can provide immense healing in a place of comfort and compassion. Being heard and understood can allow you the space to be open and honest about the struggles you face. This is your path to walk, but I will walk alongside you. You are not alone on this journey.

I received my Masters in Counseling and School Counseling from Western Michigan University with an undergraduate degree is in Behavioral Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis. I have experience in individual and group therapy (of all ages) and have been in private practice since 2009. I counsel from a strengths based approach using a variety of theories that best fit the client including person-centered and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I work with clients that need help to manage their anxiety, depression, and family/teen/children issues.

In my spare time I like to travel, camp and hike with my husband and spend quality time with our children and grandchildren.

Professional experience

13yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Expats, Family Problems, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

TX LPC 78361


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for (Cheryl) Austenfeld. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Cheryl is incredibly kind and understanding. She pointed out and guided me towards concepts I had never heard of even after years of external therapy. She has helped me more than anyone has in years, I recommend her highly!!

Written on Apr 07, 2024 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is amazing soul, listens to me and makes me feel safe and at home. I laugh with her and just feels connected. I am glad I found the best therapist:)

Written on Nov 19, 2023 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Diahnn is just an amazing person, that has so much patience and understanding for people. She is someone you want to talk to when you're feeling down or go through life difficulties. She always supports you and find great things about you that you didn't even consider. She's loving and kind and teaches you how to be kind to yourself. It's such a confidence booster, it fills you up with hope that you can achieve all those things that you were afraid of even starting. She helped me through my post partum depression, my occupational anxieties and stresses of motherhood. After 3 years of therapy I don't think I would be the person I am today without Diahnn. Most importantly for the first time in my life I am proud of the person I am. I cannot thank Diahnn enough!

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 3 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Where to begin. It makes me grateful, amazed and immensely joyous that God and especially Jesus ever brought me to Cheryl - especially on my first match with a therapist through betterhelp. She was an immensely helpful and kind and loving and generous therapist, and just full of genuine care and listening. She was able to hold space for us in a way that exceeded all expectations, and it was such a pleasure to be allowed to speak with her each week. She was like a therapist and a best friend all at once. Thank you Cheryl, thank you God and thank you universe for bringing us together! :) ❤️❤️❤️ All the best to Cheryl always and anyone who ever has the immense pleasure of talking with her.

Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 2 years and 5 months

I'm so thankful that C. Diahnn Austenfeld listens to me. She asks questions that need to be answered, and she truly seeks to understand me and my issues.

Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem


Written on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating disorders, anger management, and career difficulties