Learn more about RCC Austin's counselors by reading their biographies below.
Relationships are both the most rewarding, and often the most challenging parts of our lives, and yet we are just sent out to do the best we can with no manual or guide. Summer joins alongside her clients to help them navigate these sometimes bumpy waters with her genuine, warm presence, knowledge, and sense of humor. She specializes in counseling couples, families, adolescents and young adults, and is specially certified in pre-marital counseling, and working with trauma. Sex-positive, gender-affirming, and open-minded, Summer believes that you are the expert in your own life and seeks to support and empower you to achieve your personal goals. Learn more about Summer, and how to schedule with her, by clicking here.
Roy is here to help you explore ways to look at the troubles confronting you, and work with you to develop new ways to approach them. By using a variety of therapeutic approaches to look at your feelings and emotions, your thoughts, or how you have previously responded to situations of difficulty, he will work with you to help you rethink or reprocess life events in alternative and more beneficial ways. Roy works with couples, individuals, teens, and families at RCC Austin. To learn more about him, and if he may be a good fit for your counseling needs, click here.
Jill offers sexual health psychotherapy to couples and individuals in traditional and non-traditional relationship styles. She focuses on reducing sexual shame and de-stigmatizing sexual behavior. She helps people restore intimacy, sexual spark, gain communication skills and find peace in committed relationships. She also focuses on divorce and infidelity recovery, reconnection for couples who have experienced trauma, infidelity, loss or simply the business of everyday life that has caused them to disconnect. Jill is also a sex-positive, certified kink-aware professional who works with couples and individuals in non-traditional relationship styles. Learn more about Jill and how to schedule an appointment with her by clicking here.
Linda offers a collaborative approach to working with her clients and tailors her work to each individual and couple she sees at RCC Austin. She is dually licensed as a professional counselor intern and as a marriage and family therapist associate. Linda is trained in EMDR Therapy and uses this approach in her work with clients who have experienced traumatic life events. Linda is also experienced in working with clients with substance abuse disorders, addiction, and addiction recovery. She has completed Gottman Level 1 training and uses the method as a foundational approach to her work with couples. Linda brings a wealth of life experience to her work, and her warmth, compassion, and kindness will quickly put you at-ease. Linda may be the perfect fit for your counseling needs. Click here to learn more about Linda, and how you can schedule an appointment with her.
No matter the problems that brings clients to the therapy room, Sarah focuses on providing a safe, non-judgmental environment for clients to regroup, reflect, and tackle their issues. Utilizing her systems-based training with a collaborative stance towards therapy, Sarah does not see individuals as "the problem," but rather a piece in a much larger puzzle and works with her clients to find new ways of perceiving, and thus resolving, their struggles. If you are in search of a therapist to begin work on your relationships, parenting difficulties, counseling your teenager, couples counseling, or emotional regulation, Sarah may be a good fit for you. To learn more about Sarah and schedule an appointment with her, click here.
When you first meet Carlene, you will understand why she is good at her work as a counselor. She is calm, grounded, and present to her clients. She will immediately put you at ease with her smile and genuine concern for you. Carlene's work focuses on relationship and couples counseling, teen counseling, and family counseling. She works with couples using proven couples therapy methodologies to help bring healing into relationships. She employs EMDR Therapy and Somatic Experiencing Therapy in her work with individuals and couples with trauma histories. She also counsels teenagers and their parents, as well as parents of younger children using her training in the Positive Discipline Parenting Approach, and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). Sound like a good fit for you? Click here to read Carlene's full biography and learn more about her.
Janie McMahan founded the Relationship Counseling Center of Austin (RCC Austin) to provide affordable, high quality counseling services to the Austin and surrounding community, while also providing a private practice setting to give clinically supervised graduate interns the opportunity to launch their professional careers.
Janie realized her long-time dream of becoming a counselor in private practice following early careers in public policy and higher education academic administration. She has been in the private practice of psychotherapy in Austin for almost six years and maintains her own private practice, as well being the director of RCC Austin.