The road of life isn't always smooth and easy... and it's a road you don't have to navigate alone. Are you struggling with depression or anxiety? Do you defeat yourself with self-critical thinking? Does stress get in the way of accomplishing your goals in life? I enjoy working with clients who are ready to seek the road to recovery - from trauma, abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and the stress of life.
Telehealth Appointments Only at this time. During your first visit you will be asked questions about why you sought therapy, your health, past history, and current symptoms. Understand that therapy is not a quick fix, but a process. It most likely took you a while to get where you are now, so it may take awhile to get to where you want to be. Prepare to be open in answering questions and describing your feelings of what is going on. Ultimately, the goal is to take what you learn in therapy and apply it back into your life.
Each person has strengths and the potential for personal growth and a satisfying life. Therapy is a collaborative process in order to find the processes and answers to meet your needs. Having a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to explore issues is essential. . Therapy is an active process aimed at alleviating suffering and developing the inner peace and understanding that makes life worth living.
Life is sometimes unpredictable and challenging, and you may find you need some guidance and support. In a collaborative therapeutic environment, we will find solutions to challenges you face, through increased self-awareness and active pursuit of your goals. I integrate my practical experience as a former NASA mechanical engineer with my psychological training as a therapist to see individuals, couples and families. My approach is strength-based, cognitive-behavioral and trauma-informed. I also have extensive experience in addiction, military family issues, and I especially enjoy working with adolescents.
Is your child or teen struggling to manage their emotions and meet the demands of their world? As a parent, do you often find yourself exhausted and think, 'no one taught me how to do this.' Maybe you're trying to navigate tricky family dynamics or coming home at the end of a long day desiring more intimacy and connection with your loved ones. You wish you felt the same sense of confidence at home as you do at work, but the same skills just don't seem to apply. Relationships can be so complex and hard to navigate, yet are often what bring us the most joy and fulfillment.
Note: I will be unavailable until 9/6/22. If you are having problems with anxiety, depression, coping with illness or injury, or because of conflict in your primary relationship, I would be happy to help. I also work well with people who have had long-term problems, or who have found previous therapy unhelpful or of limited benefit. I see therapy as more than just advice, but getting to the root cause and understanding how physical, emotional and belief systems interact. Reducing dependence on medications, relieving emotional suffering, or restoring love and communication are among the goals we can address.
Imagine having hope and happiness within your life instead of depression, anxiety, or at a loss in knowing where your life is taking you to. Learn to highlight the best assets, the strengths you already possess. Focusing on your Emotions and Solutions to bring you to the inner peace and balance within yourself while releasing trauma and past hurt. You are the only one that can direct your path and create everything you want within your healing journey. We often can stand in our own way so it is vital to knock these barriers down to find our true selves!
Austin’s hope is to walk with you through any transition, self-improvement, or lasting change that you want to make in your life. To reach this positive improvement, Austin walks people through Evidence-Based practices and techniques that are Client-Centered, Strength Focused, and Relational in nature. These approaches can help those struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, transitions, men’s issues, spiritual problems and much more. Austin also believes that change with a partner can lead to lasting happiness so if there is a need for Couples, Pre-Marital, or Marriage counseling, Austin has completed level 2 Gottman Training
Would you like to experience life differently than you do now? Have you felt stuck in your current emotions or beliefs about yourself? Perhaps you have suffered stressful or overwhelming experiences that are impacting you today. Maybe you've even dealt with significant trauma. Often, these occurrences leave their mark in how we view the world around us and how we feel about who we are. Emotions like fear, pain, depression, and anxiety can become mainstays in our day to day life. It doesn't have to be that way. As a Certified EMDR therapist, I can help.
I offer a unique blend of faith-based spiritual direction along with competent and experienced mental health counseling and effective treatment planning. A majority of my clients are seeking an experienced mental health therapist/relationship counselor in whom they place confidence that their most deeply-held spiritual values are understood and shared. I primarily treat Christian individuals, couples and families that are facing difficulties with anger and abuse, blended-family, sexual addiction, unfaithfulness, marital discord, or depression and anxiety, along with a variety of spiritual concerns.
Struggling with your own mental health or taking care of someone who is, can feel overwhelming. Talking to someone can help alleviate your stress. Friends and family may mean well but unless they have had a similar experience, they have no idea what your going through or how to help. You may even be afraid to let them know just how much you are struggling. You need someone with an unbiased and objective perspective to listen without offering an opinion or passing judgment. A good counselor will help you see - you already have what it takes to survive any challenge. I offer you a safe place to discover that.
Maybe you are someone who cares for others, an adult student, immigrant, or a driven professional. Perhaps you feel like you need an extra help because doing all of the above can be overwhelming. If it is true about you, we might be a good match. Check out my profile and reach out for your free phone consultation.
Sometimes when we experience stress, loss or life transitions we can feel overwhelmed, alone and stuck. Therapy can offer you a safe space where you can become unstuck and evolve into You. In the therapeutic setting, I strive to provide a nonjudgmental, empathetic and supportive environment in which individuals can explore their hurts, struggles, hopes and dreams. Individuals will also gain skills, insight, and perspective which promote relief, healing and personal growth. Treatment is tailored specifically for you as there is "no one size fits all" when it comes to individual differences.
I believe that each person is doing the best they can with what they have. That means we can improve ourselves by gathering tools and information about ourselves and the world around us. I use compassion and empathy to help my clients recognize the human need to slow down and take intentional measures to honestly evaluate what is needed to improve.
I help individuals, couples, and families achieve a sense of integrative wholeness by creating healthy connections for mind, body, and the emotional self to work effectively together rather than in opposition to one another. Often, the overlooked, the unspoken, and the unaccepted pieces of our inner selves prohibit our ability to experience a sense of wholeness. Personal challenges often become more manageable and approachable when the unknown is met with compassionate understanding.
I provide limited in person sessions. Secure Telehealth Available! My specialty is helping the "Wounded Healer". My practice predominately consists of healthcare professionals. I gratefully accept adult clients from all walks of life regardless of your profession. With over 25 years of experience. I can help you navigate life's most difficult challenges. I prefer to use a holistic, depth therapy approach that includes Gestalt, Humanistic, Existential, and Jungian orientations. For chronic illness a mind/body approach is most helpful. I am accepting new clients after September 1, 2022.
Thank you for your interest in Ideal Counseling Services. Currently my schedule is full and I am not accepting new clients at this time. Are you are struggling with Anxiety, Stress, Coping Skills, Anger Management, or Depression. Would you like to begin moving your life away from these negative feelings and emotions? I would like to come alongside to help you seek possible solutions to overcoming these feelings. Any of these feelings can lead to a false sense of belief in yourself, others, and the world around you.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Wilsonville are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Wilsonville then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Wilsonville, or Child Psychologists in Wilsonville.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Wilsonville psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Wilsonville specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.