"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 recently transferred to the state of Texas. 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. You may notice that I have a lot of work energy, sensitivity and a strong passion for mental health wellness and advocacy.
I predominately work from the evidence based Cognitive-Behavioral approach which is practical and collaborative, or Mindful Based Cognitive Behavioral (MCBT) therapy. I also work from a Person-Centered, Solution-Focused or Positive Psychology approach. I work with a wide range of concerns that include anxiety, depression, relational aggression, and parenting issues. I have a strong interest in working with teens, emerging adults, females of all ages, parents and our aging populations.
My counseling style is gentle, genuine and warm and I will treat you with absolute sensitivity and respect. You are already taking the first step which I know is a difficult one, and I am here to walk beside you and take some of that burden. I am here for you and looking forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief
LPC #78361 (Expires: 2020-11-30)