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Renee Austin,



Lancaster Downtown



Therapy Techniques:

CBT, DBT, EFT, Mindfulness, MBCT, SFBT

About Renee Austin

Hello! I’m Renee Austin (she/her), a Licensed Professional Counselor.

My Background

I moved to Lancaster in 2009 to attend Millersville University, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. I loved the area so much that I never left.

I started my career in the community behavioral health setting, helping children and families learn strategies to manage severe behavioral problems and live healthier, more fulfilling lives. In 2018, after five years in that discipline, I transitioned into outpatient therapy, where I found my real passion in helping individuals discover themselves and heal from trauma.

Who I Work With

Throughout my career, I have found that I particularly enjoy working with teens, young adults, and adults who struggle with navigating life and want to find new ways to face life’s stressors. I also enjoy working with individuals who struggle with anxiety and depression. I find peace in helping people learn to reshape how they think about themselves and the world around them. Working with members of the LGBTQ+ community is important to me, and I hope they can find my presence and office space to be a haven of safety and comfort.

My Therapy Style

My approach to therapy is often based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques. Typically, I do not stick to one particular strategy but rather combine elements of various approaches to meet individual needs. Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all, and I seek to meet all of my clients where they are currently.

I take a client-centered approach while helping people to understand how the family and systems around them have also shaped their lives. Using a combination of techniques, I will meet you with warmth, empathy, curiosity, and compassion to build an open, comfortable space for sharing. I aim to help you learn how to reshape how you think about yourself, the world, and the people around you while finding your strengths and voice to continue the healing journey well beyond when we get to work together.

About Me

Outside of the therapist’s office, you can call me an ambivert. I deeply enjoy quiet time at home with my cats and family while I read, watch TV, play video games, or engage in crafting. However, I also enjoy time with my friends and often spend weekends going to events or fun places with them. We often enjoy going to places like museums, bowling, arcades, movies, and music events.

If you spot me driving in my car, you’ll likely see me singing along with full force to some of my favorite music, which spans many genres and many generations. I also enjoy being outside when I can, as I find nature a centering and grounding place, so light hikes and time in the woods are refreshing hobbies for me. 

PA License #PC012954

Renee Austin’s Availability

Renee offers in-person sessions at our Lancaster Downtown therapy office and online therapy sessions to anyone in Pennsylvania.

Renee Austin's Specialties

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