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At Austin Counseling and Nutrition, we are proud to provide more affordable options for counseling with our interns. Our interns are Masters level students working on completing coursework for their Counseling or Social Work Masters degrees. 

Please see below for our current interns that are available to see clients.

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Aliyah White 
Graduate Clinical Mental Health Intern

Areas of Focus: 

- Anxiety

- Depression

- Life transitions and stress

- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Hello! My name is Aliyah White, and I am a graduate student at Houston Christian University. I am part of their Online master's program for clinical mental health counseling. I am expected to graduate in the Fall of 2023. Before joining my current program, I graduated from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in sociology. My love for supporting others' mental health began in high school when I helped a loved one get through a dark time. From then to now, the love has grown. I strongly advocate for mental health; every person deserves proper mental health care. It brings me joy to help people who struggle with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. My ultimate goal is to help clients navigate their therapeutic journey in a way that makes them feel optimistic about the future.

As a counseling intern, I aim to provide clients with safety, security, and empathy as we work together toward their goals. I am currently seeking clients from adolescents to adults; you can reach out to me via phone or text at 512-844-2514. From there, we can schedule a free consultation call. In addition, I am a student intern; and I provide reduced-cost therapeutic services.

Aliyah currently has availability to offer counseling services at $45/session with some lower sliding scale options available.

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Hawa N'Gaojia
Graduate Clinical Mental Health Intern

Areas of Focus: 

- Anxiety

- Depression

- PTSD/Trauma

- Veteran Related Mental Health Health

- Disordered Eating

- Life transitions and stress

- Relationship concerns

 

- Person-Centered Approach 

- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

- Inclusive of all identities, LBGTQIA+ Ally

- Body Positive

My name is Hawa N'Gaojia and I’m currently enrolled in a CACREP accredited Graduate Clinical Counseling Program at Walden University and plan to graduate in August 2023. I graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and English. My educational background and previous work experience have prepared me well for an internship in the counseling field. My work experience as a case manager assisting individuals with substance abuse addiction population and and overall mental health has also contributed to my growth as a professional and helped to sharpen my interpersonal skills. As a student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling track, I have taken courses in the areas of group counseling, counseling techniques, ethics, and multicultural issues.

 

It is my passion to help clients who have experienced trauma, grief, stress, fractured relationships, or who are just struggling with the weightiness of the world we live in. It is my goal to build relationships where my clients feel connected, acknowledged for who they are, offer an honest and authentic approach, with my goal being to provide an inviting environment. It is my goal for my clients to feel fully accepted in a safe and compassionate environment. I believe that therapy is a collaborative journey with my clients. I look forward to assisting you in receiving the support you need.

Hawa currently has availability to offer counseling services at $45/session with some lower sliding scale options available.

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Tanja Jane
Masters Social Work Intern- Mental Health Concentration

Areas of Focus:

  • OCD

  • Anxiety

  • Phobias

  • Relationships

  • Self-Esteem

  • Life Transitions

  • Depression

 

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Person-Centered Approach

  • Body Positive

Hi there! My name is Tanja and I am a graduate student at The University of Texas at Arlington. I have a bachelor's in psychology and am currently getting my master’s in social work with a concentration in mental health. 

 

I understand the struggles of managing mental health firsthand. I have experienced my own battles with anxiety and have come out on the other side with a deep understanding of the struggles that others may be facing. I am passionate about helping individuals find their way to a healthier state of mind and am committed to providing support and guidance to those in need. My approach is empathetic and non-judgmental, and I believe in the power of therapy to bring about positive change. I am trained in various therapeutic techniques and use a combination of methods tailored to each individual's unique needs. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, or any other issue, I am here to help you on your journey towards healing and self-discovery.

 

If you feel we’d be a good fit for each other, feel free to send me a text or call me at (512) 522-0611. I am currently offering virtual sessions only.

Tanja currently has availability to offer counseling services at $50/session with some lower sliding scale options available.

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Riana Fletcher
Graduate Clinical Mental Health Intern

Areas of Focus:

- Disordered eating and eating disorders

- Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMADs)

- Anxiety

- Depression

- Body Image/Self-Esteem

- PTSD/Trauma

- Grief

 

- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

- Internal Family Systems (IFS) approach

- Person-Centered Approach 

- Anti-Diet

- Body Positive/Fat Positive

- HAES-Aligned 

- Inclusive of all identities, LBGTQIA+ Ally

Hi! My name is Riana and I’m a current graduate student with Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. I’m working towards my master's in clinical mental health (LPC). My goal from a very young age has been to become a counselor. From my very first introduction to a psychology class, I knew this was exactly where I needed to be. With all the stigma around mental health and seeking therapy, I’m hoping we can start to normalize going to therapy to give our mental health a check-up and work through bigger struggles as needed. In all that is happening in the world, you certainly deserve a safe space.

 

My priority while working with clients is to create a space that is inviting, safe, and free of judgment. I treat therapy as a personal journey where my client is the steward of their own ship, and I seek to see the journey through their eyes, while coming alongside them as a support when the waters get rough. I would be honored to help you navigate mood and anxiety struggles, life transitions, grief, trauma and/or disordered eating. Currently, I see clients ages 13+.

 

If you feel I may be a good fit for you, or your teen please feel free to reach out at 512-364-0202 so that we can set up a free 15-minute consultation call. I provide reduced-cost counseling for clients in the Austin Area!

Riana currently has availability to offer counseling services at $60/session with some lower sliding scale options available.

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