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  • Audra Balcarcel

    Graduate Clinical Intern

    Audra is a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Oakland University and will graduate in December 2022.

    Audra’s counseling experience began at the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind. She worked extensively with children, adolescents, and young adults to navigate academics, stress, life transitions, family dynamics, and life skills related to the child’s disabilities. She is passionate about promoting and creating an accessible space for all individuals. Audra is fluent in American Sign Language and continues to work with the deaf community here in Michigan.

    She has also worked at the Michigan Counseling Group Clinic where she provided psychoeducation courses and group therapy for court-mandated and other clients seeking help for substance use, anger management, and domestic violence. She was able to use a collaborative and strength-based approach to aid clients in developing a healthy sense of self and insightfulness so they could successfully transition into their next phases of life.

    Audra’s approach to counseling is multi-cultural, person-centered, and humanistic. However, she strives to incorporate other techniques and skills that best fit the client’s unique experience. She believes every person deserves a safe, empathetic space to achieve understanding and healing. She works diligently with clients to navigate their challenges and achieve their goals in order to develop a life they love.

    Through her education and work, Audra has been able to provide therapy to a variety of clients of different ages, experiences, and backgrounds. She enjoys working with clients through diverse issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, trauma, stress, self-confidence, and relationship challenges.