Wellness with Dr. Austin, LCSW
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 toolbox hosts many theoretical approaches to aide the client in achieving the wellness sought. My skills are grounded in a unified approach to the science of psychology that assimilates and integrates key insights from the major approaches (e.g., Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused, Gestalt, Trauma Informed ) into a more coherent whole .
My frame provides the lens by which I listen to and organize the narratives and presenting problems of my clients. It further orients me to attend to particular themes and issues, which in turn lead me to hypothesize about particular developmental etiological pathways and guide me to consider potential treatment goals and desired outcomes that will come to frame the work as it progresses.