Austin received his Master’s Degree in psychology from the University of West Georgia, where he was awarded the Mike Aaron Scholarship for his contributions to and involvement in humanistic psychology. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia and also a Certified Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition. He has been mentored extensively in Person-Centered and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies. He specializes in Play Therapy for young children the treatment of physical and sexual abuse and other trauma, as well as adolescent personality disorders, self-harm, and suicide.
Austin believes that the psychotherapy process is fundamentally relational, as it moves a person towards improving interpersonal relationships, emotional regulation and expression, distress tolerance, and self-efficacy. In essence, understanding where you’ve been, what you’ve seen, and moving towards where you want to go and who you want to become. He has special interests in the areas of early childhood trauma, human trafficking, nutritional interventions for mental health, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, and Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT).