Meet Our Staff


Leah Wilson McDill, Licensed Professional Counselor—Supervisor, and Co-Founder of New Life. I enjoy working with individuals to address boundaries, negotiation of power in relationships, conflicts in intimacy and/or spirituality, shame, grief & loss, and those adjusting to a diagnosis of a chronic medical issue (as I am a Type-I diabetic and a cancer survivor).  I invite clients to consider how past relationships influence current relational patterns and how these often influence current anxiety and depression.  I pursue this by a) grieving past pain, and b) focusing on a client’s internal resources to help manage his/her greatest fears and unmet fantasies.  Lastly, I enjoy teaching graduate students at Texas State University, and training LPC-Interns on how to integrate Christian faith within the therapy process here at New Life.

Education:       Doctorate of Philosophy in Marriage & Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary
                        Master of Arts in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
                        Master of Arts in Christian Counseling, Oral Roberts University
                       Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy, Oral Roberts University
                       Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Oral Roberts University

Professional Memberships:      The Net Connection, Co-Founder
                                                 Christian Counselors of Texas

Teaching Affiliation:  Adjunct Professor at Texas State University

leahmcdill@nlcc1.com
512-238-1700 ext. 312

Richard W. McDill, Licensed Professional Counselor—Supervisor, and Co-founder of New Life. Because I am Certified in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), I enjoy working with people to address trauma issues as an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.  In addition, I enjoy working with couples and individuals to address interpersonal relationship issues and helping couples transform their relationships into healthy, fulfilling experiences.

Education:  Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy,  Azusa Pacific                                   University 
                    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wichita State University

Certifications:  Certified EMDR Therapist (for more information about EMDR Therapy visit: www.emdria.org).     

Professional Memberships:  EMDR International Association, Christian Counselors of Texas, and American Counseling Association

richardmcdill@nlcc1.com
512-238-1700 ext. 311

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Carol Greenberg, Licensed Professional Counselor.  EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) addresses current stressors that reflect past painful memories causing interference in current relationships.  Desensitizing those painful memories with EMDR Therapy can help remove the “sting”.  I actively integrate Christian principles with Cognitive Behavioral theory, which believes thoughts and feelings are interconnected and drives our behavior.  I work with individuals, families, couple issues, parenting, co-parenting, and adolescents, to address forgiveness and spiritual issues, grief, sexual and intimacy issues, low self-esteem, shame, depression, and anxiety.  Tired of life pushing you around, feeling depressed and out of control, I believe counseling can provide direction and insight to help you find stability in your relationships and life goals.  Many things in life we have no control over; however, we can have control over our own thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Thinking about how to respond rather than overreacting can influence others.

Education:      Master of Arts degree in Counseling, Seminary of the Southwest
                      Bachelor of Science, University of Texas, with ESL (English as a Second Language)

Certifications:    Certified EMDR Therapist (for more information on EMDR Therapy, visit www.emdria.org)
                         Couple’s Assessment, Prepare and Enrich
                         Twogether in Texas Provider
                          Special Education Certification

Professional Memberships:      The Net Connection
                                                 EMDRIA International Association

carolgreenberg@nlcc1.com
512-238-1700 ext. 315

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Deana Reed, Licensed Professional Counselor.  At times, the stress of life can become overwhelming or downright painful.  Having someone to help you navigate this difficult season could be the answer to finding healing.  I understand that pain and conflict can affect every area of our lives if left unidentified and unexplored.  My desire is to help you come to a place where you recognize the root of the pain, and determine where unhealthy perceptions, patterns, and behaviors originate.  I work from a Family Systems framework.  I see each person as being a part of a unique family dynamic.  Once a person can understand how they operate in their family system as a child, then they can understand how that affects them today in their current family system.  I am passionate about working with individuals seeking help with their spirituality, anxiety, depression, and grief/shame.  I have a special interest in walking alongside individuals who have been hurt by infidelity and helping them navigate the road to recovery.  

Education:      Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, Texas State University
                      Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Texas State University

deanareed@nlcc1.com
512-238-1700 ext. 318

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Jessica Fine, Licensed Professional Counselor. I believe that everyone has the ability to achieve mental and emotional well-being and to lead a life that is worth celebrating. It is my passion to help guide you and your family on this journey of healing. With compassion and understanding, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I work with each individual to empower them to build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life and relationships. As a Christian and lifelong learner, I am currently receiving additional specialized training under the Bowen Family Systems approach.  By integrating Bowen theory and sound Biblical principles, we will unearth long-standing relational patterns that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Among my areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, family conflict, and relationship issues, as well as a wide variety of challenges that are facing teens, young women, and marriages and families.

Education:      Master of Arts in Christian Counseling, Oral Roberts Univiersity
                      Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Oral Roberts University
                      Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Oral Roberts University

Certifications:     Positive Discipline Parent Educator

jessicafine@nlcc1.com
512-238-1700 ext. 321


Rachel Elisa Gardner, Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern. My passion and work is to be an instrument of healing and growth in the lives of others. As a therapist, I walk together with you as a companion on your path toward living fully. In relationship and connection, growth is facilitated and sustained by the mutual responsibility between you and me.   I consider that individuals always carry his or her family with them. Thus, whether you are seeking services as an individual or with members of your family, I work from a Bowen Family Systems approach. This holistic approach always views the individual in relation to others and considers that the family, not the individual, is the basic emotional unit. In walking with you and your family, it is my hope and purpose to encourage new life-giving relational patterns and accompany you all toward a full, free, engaged and responsible, shared life.  I have several years of experience working with at-risk adolescents. I also have experience working with younger children, parents and couples, as well as with Spanish speaking clients, as I am fully bi-lingual.   Please contact me to explore if I will be the right person to walk with you on your way.

Es mi pasión y trabajo    ser un instrumento de curación y crecimiento personal en la vida de  otros. Como terapeuta, le  acompañaré en su camino hacía una vida plenamente vivida. En nuestra relación y conexión, el crecimiento es facilitado y sostenido por nuestra mutua responsabilidad. Considero que los individuos siempre llevan consigo su familia. Por eso si usted busca tratamiento individual o para múltiples miembros de su familia, trabajo bajo la teoría sistémica de Bowen. Este enfoque terapéutico siempre considera que la familia, no el individuo, es la unidad básica de la emoción. Al acompañar a las familias, es mi esperanza y propósito facilitar nuevas maneras fructíferas de relacionarse, y caminar con ustedes hacía una vida plena, libre, mutuamente responsable y compartida. Tengo varios años de experiencia con adolescentes en riesgo. También tengo experiencia trabajando con niños, padres y matrimonios, además de clientes hispanohablantes e inmigrantes.    

Education:      Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at St Mary’s University
                      Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology
                      Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

Professional Memberships:    Catholic Psychotherapy Association

rachelgardner@nlcc1.com
512-238-1700 ext. 310


Elizabeth Heuertz, Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern. My passion for helping others along the path to healing has inspired my pursuit of a counseling profession. I believe everyone has the ability to grow and heal from past or current issues, and my goal is to assist clients throughout their journey. I operate from the perspective that people are greatly influenced by their familial relationships and family dynamics. In working with you, I will help you gain insight into those family dynamics and provide guidance, knowledge, and resources to better navigate stressful situations. I have a special interest in working with those who may be experiencing spiritual or relational struggles. I also have experience working with young adults as well as children. Please contact me to discover how I may assist you on your journey to healing! 

Education:     Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Franciscan University of Steubenville
                     Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Iowa State University

Professional Memberships:     Catholic Psychotherapy Association

elizabethheuertz@nlcc1.com
512-238-1700 ext. 322


Ellie Fellbaum, Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern. Through the counseling process, my hope is to provide encouragement and support through the journey of uncovering insight and new perspective, strengthening your gifts and aligning deeper with how you were created in the image of God. Working from a Bowen theoretical platform, I see each client as a part of the family, serving in a unique role within that system. My passion is to empower my clients to find their voice within that system, creating healthy patterns and boundaries in areas of brokenness. My goal is to elicit hope for positive change towards self-awareness, understanding relational patterns, communication styles, and broadening perspectives both within the family as a whole and with the individual through the strengths and value that each person brings into session. I enjoy working with kids, adolescents and young adults. Additionally, as a Type I diabetic, I love to work alongside newly diagnosed clients and families, through providing support with the changes and shifts in daily life that are required of a chronic illness diagnosis. I also have experience with anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, and relationship and communication complications.  If you’re interested in setting up a meeting, please feel free to contact me for further information!

Education:        Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Denver Seminary
                          Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
 
Certifications:  National Certified Counselor #682733
 
elliefellbaum@nlcc1.com
512-238-1700 ext. 328
 

Anne Holland, Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern.  For years I’ve honed my knitting skills, a detailed art requiring patience and practice. One dropped stitch means that my work has to be pulled apart and re-stitched; only meticulous attention to detail and willingness to put in time and effort will lead to a smooth and beautiful finished piece. The counseling process is much like knitting: it involves pulling out the frayed, broken and knotted threads of life; examining the pattern; and finding places where things can be reworked, all in pursuit of a whole, emotionally healthy existence. The journey requires patience, practice, and commitment. As a counselor, I partner with you through this process, so you are enabled and empowered to create your own pattern, knitting together a stronger, healthier life by confronting challenges and building resilience. I provide an environment to explore, process, and integrate life’s broad spectrum of experiences into the larger framework of how you engage in relationships on a daily basis. 

My career began over 14 years ago in the tech industry and has afforded me extensive experiences in cross-cultural and international environments. As a counselor, I have provided individual and group therapy in academic, agency, and intensive outpatient treatment settings. I have a special interest in working with professionals and artists who are struggling with identity, change, and process. My practice is a non-judgmental environment for clients of all orientations, identities, and lifestyles.

Education:     Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, Texas State University
                      Bachelor of Arts in Diplomacy/Foreign Affairs & German, University of Arkansas Little Rock

Certifications:    National Certified Counselor, #634024

Professional Memberships:    American Counseling Association

anneholland@nlcc1.com
512-238-1700 ext. 329


Angel Hirsch, Practicum Student.  Life can become overwhelming at times. Each of us experiences hurt, pain, frustration, disappointment, sadness, or anxiety in our lives. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety or family/marital distress, or maybe you are simply hurting deeply, there is help available.  I am dedicated to providing caring, professional, confidential, and effective counseling to my clients. Through the application of Cognitive Behavior Theory, my goal is to provide a compassionate, safe place where you are able to discuss your concerns, identify the problem and work toward personal goals to heal from trauma, improve relationships, overcome life’s challenges, gain insight, learn new life skills, grow as a person and become all that you were created to be.

Education:      Master of Arts Candidate, Professional Counseling, Liberty University
                       Bachelor of Arts in Education, Central Bible College

Professional Memberships:     American Association of Christian Counselors
                                                Christian Counselors of Texas

angeliahirsch@nlcc1.com
512-238-1700 ext. 323

 

 
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