Cora Augustin, B.S., Intern
I have lived in New Ulm for most of my life, but have spent a few years in Duluth and in the metro area. As much as I enjoyed my time away, I am happy to be back in the area. I enjoy spending time with friends and family and my golden doodle. I also enjoy reading, baking and being outdoors.
I received my bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, in 2019. I am currently a master’s student at Adler Graduate School working towards my master of arts in clinical mental health counseling. After graduation, I will pursue licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). I have goals of becoming trained to use EMDR and hypnotherapy with my clients.
During my time in my undergraduate program, I worked in a mental health center providing administrative assistance to clinicians and clients. I eventually moved into the role as executive director, where I worked on leadership boards and to promote an experience of ease for all staff and clients. As I have gained exceptional experience on the administrative side, I am looking forward to gaining more clinical skills with Eunoia.
Along with my experience in mental health, I also serve in the Minnesota Army National Guard. I have gained confidence and learned resiliency throughout my time in the service. I hope to use the knowledge and experiences I have gained to eventually work with individuals who have experienced military and first responder trauma.
Seeking mental health services is a courageous act that I recognize in each of my clients. As a counselor, I strive to create a healing environment driven by acceptance, authenticity and empathy. My goal is for my clients to feel confident in their ability to recognize their innate competence to heal and utilize the tools they already hold within themselves. I seek to create a relationship of respect and strong rapport, with dual motivation between myself and my clients. I strive to help my clients discover their resiliency and ability to face life’s challenges. I remain culturally competent and work to understand my client’s cultural frame, as well as dedicating time to understand stigma surrounding mental health within my client’s culture by asking direct, nonjudgmental questions that convey an attitude of acceptance.
Cora Augustin, B.S., Intern, works in our Mankato and New Ulm offices. She is supervised by Ramie Vetter, Psy.D., LP, and provides care for patients ages 6 and up.