I am licensed in California with 10 years of professional work experience as a therapist and over 40 years working in the mental health field in varied capacities from beginning as a mental health worker to later on doing case management work in a County Mental Health Outpatient Clinic. I worked earlier in my career in an acute in-patient setting for 4 years. I went back to school in my 50's to get my Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from National University in Fresno, California. My undergraduate degree was in Recreation Administration from Fresno State University. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, as most client's in the County Mental Health System unfortunately have trauma in their background. I use an eclectic therapy approach that is tailored to the individual client. I was the main facilitator for short term Dialectical Behavioral Therapy groups for several years in the county I worked for. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts, feelings, and topics of faith can be shared without fear of judgment. I retired from the County Mental Health system in June 2022. My goal now is to provide and integrate Christian faith into the therapy I provide. It is not mandatory that any client holds the same beliefs as myself, but I desire for individuals that desire faith based treatment have an alternative to secular, humanistic logic and wisdom. I do have experience and training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I am very client centered and supportive. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
CA LMFT 97601
He is go professional, and very knowledgeable a
Written on Oct 26, 2023 after therapy with Daryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I appreciate Mr Austin. His suggestions of resources & his insights are spot on & he thinks through our discussions outside of sessions. A great investment!
Written on Feb 20, 2023 after therapy with Daryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes