Cindy Austin LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Hickory, North Carolina, 28601

Cindy Austin


Cindy Austin


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Counsellor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid
  • Optum/United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


231 13th Avenue PL NW
Hickory, North Carolina 28601

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My Approach to Helping

Are you stressed & worried about your child's behaviors? Are they having difficulty at home or school? Have you or your child experienced a highly stressful life event or worrisome medical diagnosis such as Fibromyalgia? You've reached out to your friends & family, but no one seems to really get it. You’re tired of feeling isolated and alone? I'm here & I get it. I'd like to offer a free phone consult to share how I've helped children, adults, and families overcome challenging times. I specialize in treating anxious children and adults going through difficult seasons of life.

I passionately sow seeds of hope & healing alongside persons who find themselves in difficult life situations. I love working with persons through all stages of life while growing into their dreams. My specialization has been developed through over 13 years of diverse psychotherapy services in a variety of settings. I enjoy integrative health care. I offer in addition to regular office hours evenings and Saturdays by appointment.

If you answered yes and are ready to begin your healing journey I am here to help. Getting help is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1. Schedule a Comprehensive Clinical Assessment.
2. Meet with me to discuss your strengths, needs, and goals for therapy. 3. Develop together your plan of success.

Most new clients are scheduled within 24-48 hours.

More Info About My Practice

Three easy steps to get help right away: #1.Schedule appointment #2. Meet with me #3. Collaborate and receive a plan of success. Today is the day to invest in yourself and those you love. Let's do this! Offering online and in person sessions to meet your unique therapy needs for NC residents. Online 'telehealth' sessions are covered by most insurance.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

My passion to provide compassionate results-driven care comes from my own journey through both my own traumatic history as well as adult diagnosis of a chronic pain disorder. I believe I offer a unique perspective as I've been on the other side of the chair trying to find a 'good match' and 'pushing through' when therapy became tough. The results have been profound in my life and I've seen my clients achieve symptom reduction over the course of 12-24 sessions. If you are ready for hope and healing to manifest in your life then I'm here to help. Let's do this!

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Parenting
  • School issues
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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