New Life Counseling Center

3000 Joe DiMaggio Blvd. 

Suites #88-89

Round Rock, Texas 78665

Ph: 512-238-1700

Fax: 512-255-0090

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New Life Counseling Center

Southwest Location

3006 Bee Caves Road 

#D-201
Austin, Texas 78746

Ph: 512-238-1700

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Our Staff

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 2x 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

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor 

Co-Founder of New Life

LEAH WILSON MCDILL

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’s goals.  Many things in life we have no control over; however, we can have control over our own thoughts, feelings, behaviors and our approach to life events.  I can help you clarify your thinking and help you respond to difficult issues, rather than overreact.  This brings peace and more influence with others. 

               

I actively integrate Christian principles with Cognitive Behavioral theory, identifying thoughts and feelings that are interconnected which drives our behavior.  I work with individuals, families, couple issues, affair recovery, parenting, and co-parenting, to address forgiveness and spiritual issues, anger, grief, sexual and intimacy issues, low self-esteem, shame, depression, and anxiety.  My passion is to help couples find deeper emotional intimacy.  I am certified in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).  This protocol addresses current stressors that reflect past painful memories causing interference in current relationships. This is when the past shows up in the present. Desensitizing those painful memories with EMDR Therapy can help remove the “sting” from those past memories where current events trigger past unhealed memories.  I can help, give me a call.

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)
Healthy Sexuality Certification (American Association of Christian Counselors)
Couple’s Assessment, Prepare and Enrich
Twogether in Texas Provider
Special Education Certification

 

Professional Memberships:  

The Net Connection
EMDRIA International Association

Licensed Professional Counselor

CAROL GREENBERG

At times, the stress of life can become overwhelming and downright painful.  Having someone to help you navigate this difficult season can be the answer toward healing. Pain and conflict can affect every area of life 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 and see each person as being a part of a unique family dynamic.  The goal in family systems work is to help you understand how you operated in your family system as a child, and how this affects your current operation in your family system as an adult. I am passionate about working with individuals seeking help with spirituality, anxiety, depression, and grief/shame.  I have a special interest in walking alongside individuals who have been hurt by infidelity and in helping them navigate toward to recovery. For those who have experienced trauma, I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) which helps to reduce the negative feelings associated with a traumatic event. Clients may choose either the southwest (Bee Cave) or north (Round Rock) locations. ​Please let me know if I may help with your journey of healing and health!

Education:    

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

DEANA REED

I believe that everyone has the ability to achieve mental and emotional well-being and to lead a life that is worth celebrating. I am passionate re: helping 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 him/her to build on strengths and attain personal growth. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in life and in relationships. By integrating Bowen Family Systems 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 marriage, parenting, blended and nuclear families, relationship issues, divorce recovery, as well as a wide variety of challenges that are facing teens and young women.  Taking clients at our North Location.

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

JESSICA PATTERSON

Greetings, and saludos! I am skilled in resourcing families in tough situations, ranging anywhere from withdrawn or rebellious teens to anxious children; from parental conflict to just feeling plain stuck as a family. My main specialty is family therapy for teens and parents, though I work with children as young as 12. Having ten years of experience in the mental health field, I also provide treatment for grief and intense forms of anxiety and depression, as well as for Spanish speakers. 

 

My counseling approach is Bowen Family Systems, which means that whether you are seeking individual or family treatment, we may explore how family of origin dynamics contribute to the current issue at hand. Bowen Theory has proven itself to be an incredibly efficient “road map” for getting unstuck - I have witnessed countless families discover new options in facing old problems. And if you're interested in Christian spirituality, I can incorporate that into treatment upon request. Please feel free to email or call with any questions, and I’d be honored to walk with you on your journey.

Taking clients at our North and Southwest Locations.

 

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. Mi especialidad es trabajar con adolescentes y sus padres en tratamiento familiar, aunque también trabajo con niños de 10 años y mayor. Además, trabajo con adultos en tratamiento individual."  Recibiendo nuevos clientes en ambos lugares. 

 

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

RACHEL ELISA GARDNER

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 more deeply 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 they came from, 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. I am honored to be in this field and my goal is to elicit hope and provide space for positive change, greater self-awareness within relational patterns and broadening perspectives for individuals and families through each person's strengths and innate value. I enjoy working with kids, adolescents and young adults--involving parents, as well. Additionally, as a Type I diabetic, I love to work alongside newly diagnosed clients and families, 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, plus relationship and communication complications and premarital work. I would love to hear from you! If you’re interested in setting up a meeting, please feel free to contact me for further information!  Taking clients at our North and Southwest locations.

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

Prepare/Enrich Certified

Professional Memberships:   

Christian Counselors of Texas

Licensed Professional Counselor 

ELLIE ROGERS

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.  For those who have experienced trauma, I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) which helps to reduce the negative feelings associated with a traumatic event.

Education:     

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

 

Professional Memberships:   

American Association of Christian Counselors
Counselors of Texas

EMDRIA

Association for Play Therapy

Licensed Professional Counselor 

ANGEL HIRSCH

Early life experiences often impact current relationships and functioning. In our therapeutic relationship, I will invite you to consider how past relationships and experiences in your life may be impacting current relationships and life satisfaction. One of my favorite parts about being a counselor is that through providing a safe place for you to process your life, you can foster greater honesty and awareness. I hope to be a relationship for you that fosters acceptance and encouragement to grow. I have experience working with individual clients who are working through issues of or related to: domestic violence, addictions, socialization skills, identity formation, spirituality, co-dependency, relationships, ADHD, emotional eating, depression, and anxiety. In addition, I also hold an intern license as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and have experience working with individuals in recovery from substance use and process oriented addictions. I welcome meeting you and learning about how we may work together. I am most interested in supporting you as you grow. Let's talk!

Education:       

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Denver Seminary
Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Texas A&M University at College Station

 

Certifications: 

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor- Counselor Intern
National Certified Counselor #886737

Professional Memberships:

Christian Counselors of Texas

Licensed Professional Counselor 

CASSIE SEGERSON

I am so grateful for the opportunity to walk with my clients through different and often difficult seasons as they grow and learn. I believe that life is all about learning and growing! I enjoy working with couples and families toward overcoming the struggles that are a part of doing life together, as well as individuals experiencing relationship difficulties personally or professionally. I work with my clients in a) learning to be aware of and assess the patterns inherited from their family of origin and how these patterns and lessons impact their daily lives, and b) empowering a stronger sense of self and becoming the person they want to be. The more we understand about ourselves, the more we may change. I specialize in working with families and couples who are experiencing difficult chapters including parenting, and infertility as well as pregnancy/perinatal/infant loss. As the wife of a veteran and first responder, I am familiar with the unique challenges within this culture, and welcome working with veterans and first responders as well as their families. 

 

I would love to speak with you and help facilitate positive change in your life.

Education:     

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling; Marriage & Family Therapy

Texas State University
Bachelor of Science in Social Work, University of Texas

 

Certifications:  

National Certified Counselor #889208

 

Professional Memberships:   
Christian Counselors of Texas

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

BETHANY SCHAEFER

bethanyschaefer@nlcc1.com
512-238-1700 ext. 313

Many factors in life can influence people to feel powerless, hopeless, or out of control. My goal in counseling is to empower my clients by building on strengths, and cultivating new skills to promote healing in brokenness. Through the counseling process, my focus is to promote hope while providing you with support, guidance, and a safe space to develop further insight into the areas of your life where you feel stuck, or desire growth and change. My passion is to walk with you in further alignment of your identity, innate value, and purpose while integrating Christian faith as desired into the therapy process. Working from a Bowen theoretical perspective, I view you as a part of a family and larger system of support, which impacts you as an individual. I invite you to consider how past relationships and experiences influence your current relational patterns or existing troubles. I then work with you to process any pain, related fears, and anxiety in order to develop boundaries and create new patterns in how to function independently and relate to others. We all experience frustration, fear, loss, dissatisfaction, disappointment, and feelings of hopelessness throughout our lives. When we do, help is available. I would love to walk with you toward growth, healing, and hope.  I work with individuals and couples in therapy including premarital counseling. I enjoy working with clients on counseling goals related to the development of identity; purpose, relational conflict; communication, life transitions, spiritual growth, issues related to self-worth, forgiveness, shame, and grief; loss. I also have experience working with depression, anxiety, conflict resolution, and sexual abuse. Please feel free to contact me for more information if you are interested in setting up a meeting! Taking clients at our North and South location.
 
Education:     

Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling,

 The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences,

 The University of Texas at Austin

 

Certifications:  

National Certified Counselor #889208

 

Professional Memberships:   

American Counseling Association
Christian Counselors of Texas

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Madison Meadows

madisonmeadows@nlcc1.com
512-238-1700 ext. 316

I view the human person as innately endowed with dignity on a journey toward finding meaning, value, and purpose in life.  Each individual is unique; yet, each is also influenced by and influences others through relationship. By working with you from a systems perspective, I walk alongside you while you work to gain insight into how your family of origin may have helped to contribute to what brings you to counseling, without blame, and define your goals for therapy.  We will work together to discover what may be impeding growth and flourishing. I am trained in working with traumatic experiences, past and present, and, should clients desire, I will integrate Christianity into the therapeutic work. I work with individuals, couples, adolescents, older adults, and families. Please contact me to discover more about your growth.

 

Education:

     Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, University of Texas at Dallas

     Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Divine Mercy University

 

Certifications:​​

     Certified Traumatologist

     Treating Traumatized Families, Adolescents, & Children

     H.E.A.R.T. Model (Healing the Emotional & Affective Response to Trauma, a                     Christian approach)

     S.E.R.V.E. Model (Share, Educate, Regulate, Validate, Empower): A brain-based                 approach to treating survivors of sexual abuse

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Courtney Lipscomb

courtneylipscomb@nlcc1.com
512-238-1700 ext. 319

I feel honored to walk with my clients through their struggles and support them as they work towards positive change. My ultimate hope is to empower individuals who are stuck, ashamed, unheard, or scared. I believe through a collaborative, therapeutic relationship everyone can gain greater insight into what is contributing to their problems, learn to embrace their strengths, and feel empowered to build a more solid sense of self to reach their full potential. Working with clients from a Bowen Family Systems perspective, I view everyone as a part of a larger, more complex system and believe exploring relational patterns and unique roles through this systematic viewpoint helps achieve a greater sense of awareness and healing. My passion is working with individuals, alongside their parents and siblings, with developmental disabilities and special needs, as I am especially aware of the unique challenges within this system. In addition to my experience working with substance use and trauma, I also work with young adults individually, as well as adolescents and families who are experiencing various issues related to depression, anxiety, life transitions, relational conflict, and self-esteem. I would love to speak with you and learn about how I can support you through the counseling process!

 

Education:

     Masters of Arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness, New York University

     Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Payton Sparks

paytonsparks@nlcc1.com
512-238-1700 ext. 314