By Aundi Kolber and Caroline Triscik

Mind, Body, and Soul: An Interview with Aundi Kolber

"I don’t separate my faith from my work. It is because I believe that Jesus is who he says he is that I’m a therapist. It is exactly because I believe that God is the author of healing that I do the work that I do."

Listen in on WAP associate Caroline Triscik’s conversation with Licensed Professional Counselor Aundi Kolber. A survivor of trauma herself, Aundi Kolber invites us to consider how to tend to our mental health in the midst of life in academia. As a trauma-informed clinician, Aundi offers knowledge about the impact of trauma on our overall health and narrative as well as wisdom about when and how to seek professional counseling. As a person of faith in Christ, Aundi shares with us the way her faith impacts her work as a counselor and how her understanding of psychology has shaped her faith.

You can listen on iTunes or at All Shall Be Well: Conversations with Women in the Academy and Beyond. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.

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About the Author

Aundi Kolber is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), writer, and speaker in Castle Rock, Colorado. She graduated from Denver Seminary in 2008 with an MA in Community Counseling. Aundi is the owner of Kolber Counseling, LLC, which was established in 2009. She has received additional training in her specialization of trauma and body centered therapies, including the highly researched and regarded Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Aundi is passionate about the integration of faith and psychology and its significance for the Church today. She has written for Relevant, CT Women, (in)courage, and more. As a survivor of trauma and a lifelong learner, Aundi brings hard-won knowledge around the work of change, the power of redemption, and the beauty of experiencing God in our pain. Aundi has been happily married to her best friend for over eleven years and is the proud mom of Matia (6) and Jude (1). 

Caroline has served with InterVarsity since 2002 as a campus staff member in northwest Indiana and most recently in central Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree in English with a focus on creative writing from Purdue University in 2002 and is currently working toward a master’s in clinical mental health counseling at Messiah College. Caroline, her husband, John, and their three children live in “the sweetest place on earth,” otherwise known as Hershey, Pennsylvania. In her spare time, she likes to read, discover new music, and attempt to train her uncontrollably exuberant Labrador retriever, Pax. Caroline is an associate with Women in the Academy and Professions.

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