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​Counseling • Coaching • Consulting

Therapy is a deeply personal thing; that’s why it’s my goal as a therapist to provide a safe space for you to express and be your core self. You and your stories matter to me, and I will hold them with care.

I did my undergraduate at the University of Kentucky in English (focused in Creative Writing) and Psychology. I completed my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and M.S. in Sport & Exercise Psychology at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana in 2019. I completed my Ph.D.  in Counselor Education & Supervision at Auburn University.

Through my past experiences working in the Sport & Exercise Psychology realm as a mental performance consultant, I have experience in helping to facilitate optimal performance, enjoyment, and involvement in sport and exercise settings by assisting athletes, performers, and exercisers in learning the mental skills necessary to become the best performer and healthiest person they can be.

As a counselor, I have experience with clients who are experiencing a variety of circumstances including anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, crises of faith, and eating disorders.

I utilize Parts Work (AKA Internal Family Systems) to assist clients in identifying and addressing wounded Parts of  their personality and painful emotions. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients reframe unhelpful thought patterns that may influence mental health. When not seeing clients, I’m usually reading, drinking sweet tea, catching up on pop culture, and watching sports.

I provide Tele-mental Health and Mental Performance Consulting services, please contact the office for more information.

Dr. J.C. Ausmus, Ph.D., LPC, NCC