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Austen Allen, BS

Leaves Shadow

Austen is a graduate counseling internship student who is working towards his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Colorado State University (Go Rams!). Austen specializes in eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as supporting male-identifying individuals in navigating toxic masculinity and helping folx navigate career and life transitions. 

 

Austen received his undergraduate degree in Health and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health Promotion and has also worked for several years as a trauma-informed personal trainer in the fitness and movement space. Austen dreams of a world in which mental health and physical health work hand-in-hand instead of apart, and he is committed to helping folx navigate the complex and often damaging messages surrounding the wellness and movement spaces as well. Austen has a passion for helping others form a compassionate, non-restrictive, and holistic relationship with their mind, body, and food.

 

Austen believes in all individuals’ inherent right to discover and harness their internal resilience through compassionate understanding and a willingness to put in the tough work necessary for healing and sustainable change. Austen believes that each client is the expert of their experiences and identities, and he is committed to honoring each client’s autonomy throughout the therapeutic process. Austen views therapy as a collaborative process focused on helping folx make better sense of their world and adjusting their personal narrative towards self-love and acceptance. 

My Therapeutic Lens

  • I use a person-centered, narrative-based lens that focuses on building trust and encouraging authentic collaboration and connection within the therapeutic relationship. I believe that you are the expert on you and deserve to sit in the driver’s seat of your own healing journey.

  • I strive to create a safe, trauma-informed, multiculturally sensitive space for my clients that encourages self-compassion and honors all of your wonderful identities and experiences. 

  • I recognize that vulnerability is a major component of counseling, which can be very difficult for some of us. I strive to hold space for my client’s process toward vulnerability, and I feel honored to be a part of your therapeutic journey.

Credentials,
Certifications, 
& Trainings
  • Graduate student working towards master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • B.S. in Health and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health Promotion

  • Certified Trauma-Informed Personal Trainer 

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