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Jana McCook, LPC, LCDC
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in Addiction and Recovery

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” Brené Brown

Hi there! My name is Jana and I want to welcome you to Therapy Austin! It takes a courageous person to reach out for help and to challenge oneself to change. A willingness to be open to the experience of discovering yourself is a very vulnerable and brave thing to do! I believe that by tapping into our potential, we can live happier, more meaningful lives.

I work from a client-centered approach, where you can expect that your individual experiences will be paramount. I also understand that the therapeutic relationship is essential for change to take place. I recognize that every individual is unique and that your experiences hold the key to personal growth and development. It is very important to provide you a safe, open and non-judgmental atmosphere where you can feel at ease in sharing your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. It’s an honor and a privilege to listen to my client’s stories. I know first-hand how scary it may look, but I also know how rewarding it can be. Having a voice and being heard is where healing can take place. My hope is to provide this safe space for you.

I am experienced in working with individual adults who are struggling with trauma and substance abuse. My approach is to help you recognize and develop your personal values, your unique strengths, and your creativity. Together, we can establish clear objectives based on the specific issues and needs that you would like to address. Goal-setting is a process that can help you turn a future vision into a reality. If you aren’t sure of what your goals are, we can work together to clarify what they are, setting realistic steps.

As a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, I have worked in treatment centers for substance use, dual diagnosis and trauma-informed services for almost a decade. Prior to coming to Austin Therapy, I also worked with individual clients at an agency in Central Austin. I look forward to working with clients who struggle with stress, anxiety, substance use, low self-esteem, personal growth, life transitions, and spirituality.

My career has been quite the journey! I received my bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management in 1997, where I worked for Marriott and Hilton Hotels for 12 years. In 2009, I moved to Austin to continue my own personal recovery, realizing I had a deep passion for helping others. In 2014, I received my license in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Austin Community College. In 2019, I earned my Master’s in Professional Counseling from St. Edward’s University and became an LPC.

Apart from therapy, I am a committed Jazzercise girl! (a little like Zumba, but I’m no Jane Fonda!) I also love Yoga and am a HUGE animal lover. I have two cats named Snowy and Casper, who are my precious babies, and a black lab named Oreo! I love hiking and swimming, and I am also a BIG music lover who is proud to call Austin my home.

If you are interested in working with me, contact me at 512-201-4501, ext. 221.

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Starts at $150/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Personal Growth and Life Transitions

Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

Substance use and Relapse Prevention


Addiction and Recovery


Individual Counseling


South Slaughter

Works With

Anger Management
Anxiety & Stress
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Development Trauma
Domestic Violence
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Low Self-Esteem
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Personal Growth
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Relationship to Food/Body
Substance Use
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
Career counseling
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
Experienced in domestic violence
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Gottman Method
HAES/Intuitive eating
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
IFS (Parts work)
Integrates art therapies
Mindfulness modalities
SE (Somatic Experiencing)
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying


ACT - Values Based Therapy
Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Career counseling
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
Decades of life experience
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with young adults
Experienced in eating issues
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Friendly & direct
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Integrates art therapies
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Mindfulness modalities
Professional experience other than counseling
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Spiritually sensitive
Trauma focused
Warm & caring


Clinical Supervision

Contact Jana

512-201-4501 ext 221

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