I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed in New York with experience providing mental health services as well as wellness self-management. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at CUNY York College in 2006, my Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University Brooklyn Campus in 2010, and my Doctorate in Psychology specializing in Grief Counseling at the American International Theism University in 2023. I have experience working with clients who have a diagnosis of Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia just to name a few. I have been able to connect and provide support to anyone who struggles with low self-esteem, low self-worth, engages in negative self-talk, and those who struggle to speak up for themselves. I have been able to educate clients on harm reduction techniques to those who want to refrain from engaging in unsafe risky behavior. I promote and educate clients on proper sleep hygiene and the importance of having a good balance between work and personal life.
I believe in helping others at their own pace and providing assistance and guidance to the answers that they seek. My approach is to have unconditional positive regard, as well as being empathetic and patient. My goal is to help you feel comfortable with expressing yourself while we work through your concerns step by step so that you can build up the confidence to achieve your goals.
If you are ready to make some positive changes in your life and ready to feel better about yourself, please join me in taking the next steps towards a path of self-fulfillment with undivided support and compassion.
Dr. Kearyann Austin, PsyD, LMHC
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NY LMHC 005842
In the short time she's been amazing
What makes me like her even more is her inspirational messages
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Kearyann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes
Kaeryann is great. She listens and is very insightful. I’ve truly loved having her as my therapist
Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Kearyann for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
Kearyann is a great listener with calming energy which makes her a very attentive therapist that makes sure I’m being heard. I talk a lot and ask for advice about how to manage overwhelming situations and she provides me with lots of reassurance and tips on how to shift my mindset about things. I love that she remembers all details and I don’t have to remind her of who people are in my life. After speaking to her for over 3 months I have gotten better at managing my anxiety, the way I react to situations, and helping me learn more about my needs. I especially love the cultural experiences and upbringing that we can relate to because it assures me that she understands my point of view. Therapy with Kearyann has been so helpful to me because it’s a set weekly time where I get to self care and focus on myself without distractions. Time slows down when I talk with her and by the end of our session I feel positive about the week ahead. Something that makes her stand out vs others on this app is her Monday Motivation messages that I receive. These messages are reminders of the good work we’re all doing and how to be kind to ourselves which are such a good way to start the week. She’s always flexible with her time and responds quickly which makes it so easy to work with. She is my second therapist on the Better Help app and has completely changed my experience. The difference between her and my previous therapist are night and day. I’m glad to have been connected to Kearyann and see myself being a patient of hers for years to come.
Written on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Kearyann for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I really love my therapist she really understands me
Written on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Kearyann for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
KearyAnn, has shown great expertise when advising me and leading me to outcomes to assist me with the needs that I seek counseling for.
Written on Jun 20, 2021 after therapy with Kearyann for 3 months on issues concerning sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Kearyann is great.
I instantly felt within our first session that she was attentive, relatable, extremely intelligent.
What I like about our talks is I don’t feel like I’m being observed, I feel like I’m talking with a friend.
Right now we all need someone to help us sort through the mess that 2020 brought. I’m happy I joined Better Help, any happy I found Kearyann!
Written on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Kearyann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with