Welcome to Wellness with Dr. Austin Counseling Group, PLLC
We are Excited to Meet You!
We Listen , Act and Transform!
Is a process through which clients work one-on-one with me in a safe, caring and confidential environment- to explore your feelings, beliefs, or behaviors...
The goal is to learn skills to solidify your relationship such as open communication, problem solving and how to discuss differences rationally.
I conduct this form of psychotherapy in a group setting , whereas clients meet to describe and discuss their problems together.
This would include all the family or those that wish to participate. The treatment plan will depend on the situation. Family sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times.
In terms of locating my theoretical orientation in the context of the field, it can be thought of as an eclectic toolbox in the psychotherapy integration movement.
My frame provides the lens by which I listen to and organize the narratives and presenting problems of my clients. Life is hard sometimes-Especially when you are out here trying to live your best life. I am talking about having to look good, not smell bad, keep a job or get a job and clean a house, basically chew gum and walk at the same time.
While not snapping on individuals out here trolling you or having a breakdown in public.
It is crucial to have a safe space and time where the focus is on just you; where you can get insight and perspective of someone professionally trained to help get your mind right and find your balance.
About Dr. Austin
What do you need to know about me? Well, I think when we meet you will find I am very easy to talk to, and very "down-to-earth." I know how hard it can be to come in and talk to a complete stranger about personal issues. But I think you will find that when you do, you'll find I can often help you to look at your matter in a new way.
I have a PhD , PSY.D and a few Master's degree. I am licensed in the state of Texas to independently practice. I am a board approved clinical supervisor for Texas for LMSW seeking supervisor for licensure.
I will be expanding my license to other states in 2021.
I have over 10 years experience as a therapist, I provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address the challenges you are facing in your life. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help you build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing. Much of my job is to ask you questions you may not have asked yourself, to help you think about yourself and your problems in a new way, so that you can get "unstuck."
The first step you achieved when you began thinking of seeing someone. The next step is to make the appointment. There is a strength in seeking assistance. It's not what you say to everyone else that determines your life it's what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power- author unknown. Let's work together to change your narrative about yourself!
The prejudice and discrimination of mental illness is as disabling as the illness itself. It undermines people attaining their personal goals and dissuades them from pursuing effective treatments,”
Patrick W. Corrigan PsyD
Feelings are not FACTS! Get out of your feelings, it is not safe there!
Dr. Makala M Austin , LCSW
Failure is a feeling long before it becomes an actual result. It's vulnerability that breeds with self-doubt and then is escalated, often deliberately, by fear. This feeling is what too often paralyzes .
Michelle Obama JD, PhD,