About me

"My best friend posted a bunch of pictures on instagram with some of our friends, but I wasn't included" or "My boyfriend is pressuring me to take certain pictures and gets really mad when I say no." also "I'm starting to fall behind in my classes and it is stressing me out! I don't want to turn my phone off because I might miss something and it wakes me up all night and I am just so tired!" Friends, bullies, social media, time management, sports, family... Why is this happening to me? HELP!!!

These are a few consistent issues that I have worked with in all my years of being a therapist. I began my career in education and then decided to change directions to seek a career in individual and school counseling. I was seeing so many kids struggle with issues that extend far beyond the typical academic problems and realized how important it is to help them re-adjust their thinking and rebuild their personal self concept. I work predominantly from a person centered approach but will add cognitive-behavioral techniques to help understand and manage emotional and physical pain. I also teach mindful based strategies to help your child manage their breathing and learn relaxation skills that can be used at anytime, anywhere. I am quite confident in my therapeutic relationship building skills and have seen many teens gain confidence as they learn to understand themselves better and manage their thoughts and behaviors.

I know that getting teens to go to a counseling appointment can be difficult which is why online counseling is such a positive solution. Technology and teens naturally fit together so this is the perfect example of meeting your child in the middle! I would love to help your teenager grow and develop in a more fulfilling way, develop positive coping skills, eliminate negative coping skills and grow to love themselves more. Please contact me if I can help!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem, Motivation
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Expats , Family Problems , Isolation / Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LPC 78361


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for (Cheryl) Austenfeld. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Jan 24, 2024 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 5 months

Absolutely wonderful therapist! She listens and helps you process though the issues. I loved the relationship she formed with my daughter helping her process though some her issues.

Written on Nov 19, 2023 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

She is amazing soul, listens to me and makes me feel safe and at home. I laugh with her and just feels connected. I am glad I found the best therapist:)

Written on Jun 02, 2023 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 2 months

In the past few months Cheryl has provided counseling to my 15-year-old daughter. My daughter enjoyed talking to her very much. Cheryl is very professional and she guided my daughter to step out from the trauma after being bullied verbally by a group of senior students. Cheryl would sent me regular updates on the progress and always responded my message promptly. Today Cheryl told me that my daughter is doing very well and I could stop the counseling session if we want. I am very happy that we had Cheryl to guide my daughter through this difficult time and definitely would recommend her to those who needs help.

Written on May 11, 2023 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 2 weeks

She’s amazing!! Love working with her, she’s super responsive and my daughter absolutely adores her already. She gives real world strategies to cope, and is supportive and understanding of teens.

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 3 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Diahnn is just an amazing person, that has so much patience and understanding for people. She is someone you want to talk to when you're feeling down or go through life difficulties. She always supports you and find great things about you that you didn't even consider. She's loving and kind and teaches you how to be kind to yourself. It's such a confidence booster, it fills you up with hope that you can achieve all those things that you were afraid of even starting. She helped me through my post partum depression, my occupational anxieties and stresses of motherhood. After 3 years of therapy I don't think I would be the person I am today without Diahnn. Most importantly for the first time in my life I am proud of the person I am. I cannot thank Diahnn enough!

Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 2 years and 5 months

Where to begin. It makes me grateful, amazed and immensely joyous that God and especially Jesus ever brought me to Cheryl - especially on my first match with a therapist through teencounseling.com. She was an immensely helpful and kind and loving and generous therapist, and just full of genuine care and listening. She was able to hold space for us in a way that exceeded all expectations, and it was such a pleasure to be allowed to speak with her each week. She was like a therapist and a best friend all at once. Thank you Cheryl, thank you God and thank you universe for bringing us together! :) ❤️❤️❤️ All the best to Cheryl always and anyone who ever has the immense pleasure of talking with her.

Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

I'm so thankful that C. Diahnn Austenfeld listens to me. She asks questions that need to be answered, and she truly seeks to understand me and my issues.

Written on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating disorders, anger management, and career difficulties

Excellent

Written on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

C. Diahnn Austenfeld is the best! She is always there to provide me with a safe space to vent or give me advice. I love that she is so caring and personable. I feel like I have a friend in her and I look forward to our weekly sessions. She is helping me to live up to my potential and I am forever grateful!

Written on Dec 09, 2020 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

C.Diahnn Austenfeld is a warm and cheerful therapist. She has been a really important support for me in down moments but also in good moments to help me move on.

Written on Oct 09, 2020 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

A wonderful counselor! Very good at addressing my needs. 10/10 would recommend!

Written on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and parenting issues

She is the sweetest person. Highly professional. I am very thankful for her support. The best counselor for me!

Written on Jun 30, 2020 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 9 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Diahnn is extremely understanding and caring, I couldn’t recommend her enough.

Written on May 19, 2020 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

C. Diahnn Austenfeld is one amazing professional, it has being a great experience talking to her, even being in a different country and time zone, she's very quick to respond and very easy to talk to. She is helpful and respectful to my concerns and anything I feel the need to discuss, I could never ask for a better counselor.

Written on Feb 14, 2020 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Diahnn is an all-around amazing counselor! She helped me through so much and she's so patient and encouraging. I definitely recommend her.

Written on Jan 15, 2020 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 10 months on issues concerning depression, grief, and coping with life changes

Diahnn has been an absolutely amazing support and resource for me over the last year or so. I came to her with some relatively serious and long term issues and she took the time to really understand me, why I was experiencing the issues I had, and has been able to help me overcome those, teach me new strategies and coping mechanisms and change my perspective and thinking. I travel a lot for work and would not have been able to tackle my issues if I had to visit a therapist in an office. I will probably always be a work in progress but I am a much more stable and happy one thanks to Diahnn. Thank you!

Written on Oct 08, 2019 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Diahnn is such a great listener with excellent insight.

Written on Oct 05, 2019 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 7 months

Diahnn has helped me very much and I would like to thank her for being so patient, understanding, and helping me overcome many negative emotions and to make positive plans for my future. She is so encouraging and nurturing. I cannot thank her enough

Written on Sep 09, 2019 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 7 months

She did an excellent job helping my daughter navigate a period of PTSD after a traumatic event. Highly recommend!

Written on Apr 23, 2019 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Diahann is an extremely capable counselor who takes the time to understand the issues at hand and develops a pragmatic approach to finding solutions. She is compassionate and empathetic, with a sunny disposition which makes her a joy to interact with. I would highly recommend Diahnn.

Written on Apr 07, 2019 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Talking to her is easy, comforting and feels safe.

Written on Mar 27, 2019 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

She is an amazing human being. She will help you and- won’t judge you. I feel great because of her, and I wish everyone have someone like her to help them out.

Written on Mar 14, 2019 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Diahnn has been such a huge help to me. She is patient, insightful, kind and supportive. She made me look at things from a different perspective and made me feel like she was truly invested in my success. I feel very fortunate that I was able to work with her.

Written on Feb 19, 2019 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Friendly, approachable, understanding and realistic.

Written on Jan 04, 2019 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Diahnn is one of a kind. She is kind, caring, and very enthusiastic to help. Despite the distance, she is there to support and encourage. Not once has she missed an appointment or not replied to a text. If you need a shoulder to lean on, she’s your best bet.

Written on Dec 18, 2018 after therapy with (Cheryl) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

She's a really great person and a great counselor, She helps me see some things in a different way and always encourage me to do better and to keep hope

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