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Licensed Professional Counselor

Audrey graduated with her Master of Arts in Counseling from Regent University in 2016. She has experience counseling college students, as well as individual adults seeking therapy through a local church. Although Audrey feels particularly called to serve the Body of Christ, she honors and welcomes clients of all belief and value systems.

As a clinician, Audrey strives not only to ameliorate symptoms, but to address root causes. In doing so, she hopes to foster long-lasting growth and healing in her clients' lives. Audrey's approach to counseling is founded on the premise that we, as human beings, are doing the best we can to survive and maintain a sense of balance. Furthermore, the innate strategies we employ toward that end are profoundly influenced by our past experiences. Instead of perpetuating the cycle of shame, Audrey invites her clients to be curious about their own behavior and how it developed. She often finds that seemingly unhealthy behaviors actually originated as an adaptive means of coping with an unsafe environment.

Using this approach, Audrey attends to a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, relational difficulty, grief and loss, and family of origin issues, among others. She also has a passion for trauma recovery and receives ongoing training in Somatic Experiencing®. This body-oriented therapy method, developed by Peter Levine, seeks to gently expand one's window of tolerance and complete thwarted survival responses (i.e., fight, flight, freeze). As one is able to experience and release greater degrees of painful emotion, one's capacity to experience joy and vitality expands to the same degree.

Outside of Lifeline, Audrey is employed through the University of Kansas as a research aide, studying the effects of intergenerational trauma in children. She is also an active member of her church and enjoys serving on the prayer team.

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