AnnaMaria Austin, MEd, LMHC
Hello, my name is AnnaMaria Austin. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington (LH61332976). I received my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and my Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of Washington.
I am certified in Trauma Informed Yoga, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports and Expressive Arts Therapy. I have worked as a school counselor for twenty years and co-currently began my journey to become a mental health counselor with Toni Napoli in 2014. I strive to create a non-judgmental and safe space for all clients. I believe therapy is most effective when approached as a collaborative and relational process with the client as the expert of their own life.
Using a blend of psychotherapy, psychoeducation and neuroscience understanding I draw on different theories and treatments depending on your personal counseling goals and your stage of life: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Play Therapy, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Breathwork, Mindfulness and Mediation are some examples.
As a dedicated counselor, I will work with you to gently challenge any thoughts and behaviors that do not serve you and together we will build on the strengths of your unique individuality.