Austin Leighton
AL

Austin Leighton

LPC-Intern

I have a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary, and have completed the Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor program at the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies. I have also complete 2 of the 4 training modules offered by the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals and am a certified Associate Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate (ASAT Candidate). I am currently a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and am currently operating as a Consultant under the supervision of C. Huston McComb, Jr., MA, LPC-S. My formal education has prepared me to counsel individuals, groups, couples, families, and adolescents. I have been involved in the area of addictions and recovery since early 2008, and have held various counseling positons since 2014. My counseling approach is based on an eclectic integration of many counseling approaches and techniques which are utilized at any given time to meet a client’s specific needs. Thus, what techniques and approaches I use during the session fully depend upon the client’s personality and learning style. First and foremost, the fundamental basis of my counseling is biblically integrative. By this, I mean that I use scripture as the authoritative guide in the counseling process of understanding and healing; while also integrating modern psychology theories. Some of the theories that I most commonly employ are Attachment Theory, Social Cognitive Theory, and Family Systems Theory.