Senior Counselor, LCPC, CADC, NCC
Austin attended Eastern Illinois University where he conducted research on sensation and perception under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey R. Stowell; and assisted Dr. John H. Mace in his research on Autobiographical Memory. Learning about the brain and its relationship with memory and perception helped Austin discover his passion for mental health.
Austin went on to earn his Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, with a Dual Concentration in Treatment of Addiction Disorders and Trauma/Crisis Intervention. Austin attributes his philosophy of radical love and unconditional acceptance to his mentor Dr. Sandra Siegel.
Austin utilizes a blend of Existential, Person-Centered, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches in his practice to meet people where they are; helping them achieve the goals they set for themselves. Austin believes women, he is a committed Ally of the LGBTQ community, and is a strong advocate for social and economic justice.
Be sure to check out one of his Trauma groups to learn more about how YOU can spit in the universe’s face, and persist in spite of all the terror and adversity it throws at you (in a safe, supportive environment).
“Life breaks us, then we fill the cracks with something stronger.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer