Hope For The Journey

Shauna Diawaku, LPC, she/her/hers

BIPOC Help for Texas

Hi! I’m Shauna.

When I was young, I used to watch Oprah and Dr. Phil. Seeing how some are struggling with deep emotional issues (largely from trauma) stuck with me, and I knew I wanted to help. I wanted to drive to work every day and see people’s lives be changed. Now, I’m doing just that.

I help my clients to…

  • Find balance
  • Improve the lives of their families through their own healing
  • Live authentically
  • Find a sense of belonging

I especially loving working with black and indigenous folks who want to overcome the traumas that are holding them back.

Sexual Trauma Counseling For Austin, Texas

Childhood sexual abuse, rape, and incest changes you. The devastation of these events touches so many layers of who you are and impacts your relationships in significant ways. 

But that doesn’t have to be the end of the story. 

One of the reasons I love my job is because I get to see people heal even when, at first, they aren’t sure healing is possible. 

I help my clients with things like…

  • anxiety management
  • spiritual fulfillment after trauma
  • sexual identity
  • healthy relationships
  • racial trauma recovery

Teen and Adult Anxiety and Grief Help

Carrying secrets and unresolved grief can lead to feelings of…

  • loneliness
  • being misunderstood or minimized
  • perfectionism
  • Guilt/shame

Often my clients worry they are crazy because they “should” be happy. But you are not crazy. You just need someone to give you the tools to unhook the past from who you believe you are. 

I would be honored to help. 

How I Help

As an EMDR Therapist, I understand that both small and big events can impact our mood. Whatever you are experiencing now, I will help you to:

Create an effective plan for treatment

  • Manage your emotions & regain control
  • Heal from the past
  • Make lifelong changes 
  • Build healthy relationships
  • Feel strong in who you are

Christian Counseling for Texas

Are you hoping to use your spirituality in your healing journey?

While I always let clients lead in this area and won’t assume everyone wants to bring spirituality into their treatment, spirituality can be a powerful healing agent. If it’s a piece of what you are wrestling with, I am happy to help you delve into spirituality. 

Hours in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX or Online

Mondays (Austin and Online)       
Tuesdays (Austin and Online)       
Wednesdays (Austin and Online)   
Thursdays (Online Only)               
Fridays (Online Only)                   


  • Master of Arts in Counseling, St. Edwards University, 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, The University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2015
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, #81142
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, The Center For Relational Care, 2019-2024
  • Psychiatric Case Manager, Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute, 2018-2019
  • Pre-Graduate Therapist, Capital Area Counseling, 2017-2017

Trainings Completed In

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained (*Pending April 2024)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) 
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Sandtray
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Attachment Theory


$145 / 45-55 minute session

$200 / 80-85 minute intake session

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