Learn more about RCC Austin's counselors by reading their biographies below.
Ellen provides a non-judgmental and supportive environment where her clients are able to freely express themselves while gaining insight into their lives. She is a therapist who offers an experienced perspective in the areas of marital relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, and parenting, as well as helping couples and individuals explore and clarify what is working and not working in their lives. In addition to working with clients on creating and maintaining healthy relationships with others and themselves, Ellen works with clients in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief and loss (including pet bereavement), co-dependency and people-pleasing, military experiences, and career transitions. To learn more about Ellen and to schedule an appointment with her, click here to read her full bio.
Mirela is a warm, kind, and empathetic therapist with a deep presence. She applies the most current evidence-based treatments available for her clients, while being most invested in learning about each individual and couple and helping them achieve their desired results in a safe, supportive, and collaborative setting. Mirela works with couples, teens and families, and individuals, specializing in relationship struggles, family conflict, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress, life transitions, grief and loss, personal growth, and more. Another area of her expertise is in the realm of multi-culturalism. Mirela enjoys working closely with internationals from all over the world. She considers the role of culture, environment, and relationships to gain a better understanding and offer the appropriate tools to help her clients create a healthy and harmonious life. Learn more about Mirela and how to schedule an appointment with her by clicking here.
When you meet Lauren, you will recognize how grounded and centered she is and how her calm and friendly presence quickly puts you at ease. Lauren found her passion for psychology and counseling after receiving her undergraduate degree and working in the healthcare field. She believes that the body has a unique way of speaking to you in ways which the mind cannot and works with her clients to integrate mind and body. Lauren is a person-centered, humanistic therapist. What that means to you is that she helps her clients create a positive environment from which to grow and become their best possible selves by helping to access your innate inner wisdom. Lauren works with couples and individuals who see her for relationship issues, parenting support, navigating life transitions and adjustments, and personal growth and empowerment. Learn more about Lauren and how to schedule an appointment 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 call our office during daytime office hours, you will most likely hear the friendly voice of Alicia Harms answer the phone. Alicia serves as Scheduling Coordinator and Office Ringleader for the Relationship Counseling Center of Austin, keeping all things running smoothly for our office and clinicians. Alicia is a native of California and holds a BA in Radio, TV, and Film from California State University, Fullerton. In her spare time you might find Alicia on the hunt for the best chips and salsa in Austin, hiking local trails with her dog, Indigo, or curled up with a good book in hand.
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 more than six years and maintains her own private practice, as well being the director of RCC Austin.