Are you ready to reconcile your wounds, hopes, and what you believe about God?

My Church Isn't Safe. What Can I Do?

Do any of these sound familiar?

  • Your mental health presents real obstacles to engaging in genuine faith.
  • You aren't sure how to reconcile your sexuality and your spirituality.
  • You take your spiritual life seriously and want to have someone guide you toward greater inner growth.
  • You recognize God's presence in your life, but need some help healing from toxic theology, fear-based beliefs, or shame-filled lies about God’s interaction with humanity.
  • You feel “stuck” spiritually, but are willing to be honest, doing the deep inner work required to move forward.
  • How Coaching Works

    My brand of "Embracing Wholeness Coaching" is all about soul-care: this includes your mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

    When you decide to partner with me, you'll receive concise checklists and homework exercises, so you don't waste any of your time doing stuff you're not supposed to.

    The key to your success is in tiny changes.

    ​You can spend less than an hour each session and make progress because ​the work has been broken down into tiny, doable little steps.

    • Imagine reorganizing your life to eliminate overwhelm and stress.
    • Imagine asking the hard questions in a judgment-free zone.
    • Imagine believing God not only loves you, but likes you.
    • Imagine rebuilding your self-worth.
    • Imagine loving and liking yourself.
    • Imagine living life on your terms.
    • Imagine being free.

    Click "play" below to listen to a brief, 5-minute interview on how coaching works.

    My Coaching Programs


    This 6-month program is a powerful combination of traditional coaching plus transformative homework and exercises that will help you reconnect to yourself, get re-energized, clear out the mental clutter, and set meaningful short term goals - renewing you and helping you reconnect to and love your lives!

    • ​12 Private coaching sessions
    • ​Email support
    • ​Private Facebook group
    ​Self-Care Coaching

    The purpose of these self-discovery sessions is specifically to help you get to know yourself better and express yourself more authentically in the world. Over the next 4 months, you'll be asking questions like: 

    Who are you? What do you love? What really matters to you? What do you value most about yourself? Where might you be sabotaging yourself?

    • 8 Private coaching sessions
    • ​Email support
    • ​Private Facebook group

    My Ideal Clients:

    • Long to embrace wholeness by getting real about their trauma, and destroying their shame.

    • Are ready to listen to their brains, bodies, and spirits more effectively, in order to experience joy and purpose.

    • Are tired of drowning beneath the heavy load of fear, shame, and guilt.

    • Are desperate to feel seen, heard, and loved.

    A Guiding Light

    Sometimes we're so deep into our state of drowning that we can't see where to go for air. My conversation with Steve was the guiding light to give direction to the surface. I recommend this to anyone swept away by the current of an overwhelming situation or life. Since our discussion, I have contacted a gym near me with childcare as a first step to ensuring I get time for me. I plan to utilize all of the practices offered and look forward to creating a home that shares responsibility.

    Connie , Episode 18, CYBpod.com

    Amazing Wellness Coach!

    "I always want to be seen and heard, to feel less crazy. I always need to feel like I my biggest dreams are possible, like I can tackle whatever comes my way. And I always need practical steps, broken into small chunks, so I can see what needs to be done to achieve my goal. Somehow, Steve Austin manages to do all three things, which is why he is an amazing wellness coach."

    Brandon Carleton , Author & Big Dreamer

    Fantastic life coach!

    Steve Austin is a fantastic life coach! He's really helped me focus and get clear about what I want, and helped me make a manageable plan. If you need help reaching your goals and creating peace and space in your life, he’s your guy.

    Stephanie Long , Coaching client

    Walking witness of New Life

    In the case of every wound he knows, Steve has turned that wound into a source of healing power. That is why he is one of the most mobilized, energized, walking witnesses of New Life I have ever known.

    Rev. Ed Bacon , Author

    Steve speaks the truth in love.

    Steve is one of the most personable, understanding, speak-the-truth-in-love kind of individuals I have ever met. As a life coach, he is real, empathetic, and positive. Through coaching, Steve helped me break down shame, embrace the deconstruction process, and experience what messy grace is all about.

    Sara S. , Coaching client

    Worth every penny.

    I have greatly enjoyed my discussions with Steve and am grateful for his strength, positivity, and encouragement. While he always comes with a plan for our sessions, I appreciate his ability to adjust to the needs of the client and ask the sort of questions that enable thought and growth. Every penny and hour was worth it—I cannot recommend Steve’s work highly enough...

    Josh C. , Coaching client

    One of the best investments we've ever made.

    Life coaching is one the best investments we have made for our family. Steve has the ability to help you draw up plans that fit the design for your family. and where you are in your journey. While you may come into life coaching seeking answers and advice, what you will find is that Steve has the ability to help you see that you hold most of the answers already. You just need a gentle (or sometimes straight forward) push in the right direction. Steve is that guiding force and knows what he is doing.

    Christy P. , Coaching client

    Lifeguard and coach

    Steve offers himself as a companion to those who feel like they are drowning, not as a lifeguard but as a coach saying 'Hey. You can swim!'

    Andre Henry , Author

    Steve will guide you to the best version of you.

    Before I contacted Steve for help I felt frustrated and blocked. After working with him I knew how to conquer my fears. Steve is a warm and caring person who will guide you to the best version of you.

    Sarah F. , Coaching client

    Next Step

    If you'd like to get help, break freak from the shackles of shame, and start treating yourself with compassion, fill out the form below to tell me more about you.

    About Steve

    ​​Steve Austin is a writer, coach, podcaster, and former pastor whose work has been featured in USA Today, Huffington Post, Relevant, and other outlets.

    Austin nearly died by suicide after secretly suffering from depression, anxiety, and PTSD, and he has become a leading voice at the intersection of faith and mental health.

    Austin resides in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife and two kids, and he loves all things peanut butter and chocolate.

    To learn more about Steve, click here.

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