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Briana Austin, MS

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern  &  Life Coach

(She\Her)

"It's easy to love the nice things about ourselves but true self-love is embracing the difficult parts that live in all of us." -(Rupi Kaur)

 

Developing a relationship with yourself is one of the hardest journeys you'll walk within your lifetime but it's also the most rewarding. By stepping into our journey of self-love we are also undoing a lot of things that were taught to us by others. We all grow up and learn things from other people, like our friends, family members, and intimate partners as well as society as a whole. These individuals in our life often shape us in different ways, many of which are not our choice. For example, you may have a parent who chose a career path for you that you weren't passionate about, or maybe you weren't allowed to date that one person you loved because your friends and family didn't approve. Whatever your circumstance may be, struggles often arise from not feeling seen, heard, or understood. Here in therapy, we are going to walk parts of the path together and move you closer to your most authentic self. I know this next step coming into therapy is a challenging one but you've already committed to the biggest piece which is your healing. My job is to walk alongside you through this journey and to help you feel seen, heard, and understood.

Specializations:

Credentials & Experience:

  • Addictions and Substance use

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Body image & Eating Disorders

  • LGBTQIA+ issues

  • Self-love/Relationship with Self

  • Bachelor's in Psychology from Husson University

  • Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University

  • Lumia Life Coach

  • Fitness Training from NASM

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Tampa

Briana sees clients aged 18 and above

Specializations:

  • Couples: Briana specializes in working with couples, helping them navigate relationship challenges, improve communication, and strengthen their bond.

  • Addiction: Briana has expertise in supporting individuals struggling with addiction, providing guidance and assistance in their recovery journey.

 

  •  LGBTQIA+: Briana is knowledgeable and affirming in working with LGBTQIA+ clients, creating a safe and inclusive space to explore their unique experiences and concerns.

  • Anxiety and Depression: Briana offers support to individuals dealing with anxiety and depression, helping them develop coping strategies and regain a sense of well-being.

  • Gender: Briana has a deep understanding of gender-related issues and provides guidance to individuals exploring gender identity or experiencing gender dysphoria.

Modalities:

  • Person Centered Therapy: Briana utilizes a person-centered approach, focusing on empathy, unconditional positive regard, and active listening to create a therapeutic environment that fosters self-discovery and personal growth.

  • Solution-Focused Therapy: Briana employs solution-focused techniques, helping clients identify their strengths and develop practical solutions to address challenges and achieve their desired outcomes.

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