Aundrea Austin, MSW Student
I am a current Master of Social Work student at Arizona State University, concentrating in Advanced Direct Practice (ADP) with Children, Youth, and Families and a certificate in Assessment of Integrative Health Modalities.
My approach in therapy uses elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), along with mindfulness and expressive art exercises including visual arts, sound, and movement to promote healing. I work with children, adolescents, and young adults on topics like depression, anxiety, stress management, anger management, emotional and behavioral regulation, and much more. I welcome people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
In therapy I use engaging activities and creative outlets to curate a safe and comfortable environment for your healing process. We can use a variety of modes of expression, including mindfulness practices, visual arts, crafting, writing, music, and movement. You don’t have to be an “artist” to use art as an outlet, it is about finding the best way to communicate your thoughts and feelings. Most importantly, you are the expert in your own story, so I will always listen to feedback and center you (the client) in the process!
When I’m not being a scholar, I work with high school students, presenting workshops on life skills, college readiness and career exploration. In my free time, I enjoy reading books (I accept recommendations), binge watching reality TV shows, drawing, writing, painting, traveling, and loving on my 2 cats! Lastly, I look forward to furthering my journey in mental health and wellness by engaging with future clients!