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Office/828.457.8597
Fax/828.386.9746

hello@seedsofhopepllc.com
231 13th AVE PL NW, STE A
Hickory, NC 28601

Welcome!

Please Read Response to COVID-19 Recommendations

Due to the current increase and contagious nature of Covid 19; I am following the local and regional recommendations and trends of counseling practices, and have begun to offer telehealth online therapy versus in person sessions effective 01/18/2022.  The decision has been made to offer telehealth (a phone call or a video session via HIPPA compliant telehealth system) as it has been a wonderful resource for many, has been proven to be as effective as traditional in person sessions, and is still being covered by most insurance and EAP policies.  
Remember your emotional and relational health is as important as your physical health right now and I want to be of service to you as we all work through these times of uncertainty.  Please do all you can to take care of yourselves and each other! 

~Cindy Austin, LCSW Owner/Psychotherapist

My name is Cindy Austin LCSW, and I help young adults, adults, parents, and families (ages 18 yrs +)who are dealing with difficult life circumstances such as a new medical diagnosis, caregiver burnout, disordered eating, chronic pain condition, or other invisible illness such as Fibromyalgia.  I help to reduce stress, relieve emotional pain, and resolve stuck places.  Whether you’re here because you know there's a problem but unsure how to solve it, or you're here because you've tried everything you know and nothing seems to be working.  Either way...you’ve come  to the right place.  Welcome.  

I passionately sow seeds of hope alongside the lives of folks just like you who may feel powerless, lost, guilty, exhausted, and alone.  Who knows all too well what it's like when things don't go as planned.  We can all regardless of age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, ability, etc find ourselves at a crossroads where we are no longer ok with things not being ok and want more out of life and our relationships.  You’ve most likely read the books, and asked friends or family for advice. Yet, nothing seems to really work.  You’re looking for a therapist who gets it.  You’re looking for that person who is not only down to earth, but offers practical and realistic help.   You may have realized how many therapist say they work with self esteem, boundaries, women's issues, weight loss, anxiety or trauma in your search which makes it even more confusing finding the right person.  

My hope is that you’ve found the right person here.   I have specific training to help you discover your most authentic self, courageous voice, and healthy path for years to come.  Research has found one of the top critical elements of effective counseling is the therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist.  This happens when there is consistency, trust, vulnerability, safe space, attunement, and rapport building.  We all want to feel as if we are truly understood and heard right?  Finding the right fit in providers may take a few tries but is well worth it.  Although I am a great fit for many; am not for everyone.  I am not for you if you are not ready to commit to changing old mindsets, patterns that no longer work toward your goals or values, or you are not open to co-creating the life of your dreams!  My clients share one of my strengths as a top therapist is my ability to be both a source of encouragement while also gently holding accountability through agreed upon weekly action plans.  If you are looking to simply meet once a month to chat I am not your provider of choice.  I am only accepting new North Carolina online therapy client's who are ready for real change to show up in their lives.  

 

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My Commitment

  •  To be 100% committed to your success plan

  • You will be provided the best, most competent care. I'm not afraid of referring out if unable to meet your needs.

  • Your time will always be respected.