NEECE, LPC-S, LMFT-S (CLINICAL DIRECTOR & THERAPIST)
Brittany completed her masters degree in counseling
from St. Edwards University. Brittany works with individuals, couples,
and families and is trained in EMDR treatment and is the Coordinator
of MHP School Services. Brittany specializes in working with clients
who have experienced significant or traumatic loss, PTSD, difficult
life transitions, and bereavement. She is trained in using specific trauma treatment, such as EMDR and Trauma First Aid, as well as couples and family systems treatment. Brittany has facilitated many grief therapy and support groups at My Healing Place, including the Complicated Grief Therapy Group. She aims to provide a warm, empathic,
and safe environment for clients to help them experience their own
LPC Intern (THERAPIST
& ASSISTANT CLINICAL DIRECTOR)
Lori earned her Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University in Austin and received her LPC Internship license in February 2015. She currently serves as Assistant Clinical Director and Staff Therapist (Intern) at My Healing Place. Lori began volunteering at MHP in September 2012 as a support group facilitator and completed two semesters of graduate clinical work, where she counseled adults experiencing significant grief and loss. Lori was drawn to the work at My Healing Place through her own experiences of grief and loss and considers it a privilege to witness her clients’ healing and transformation. Lori has a natural ability to connect with people; her compassion and kindness put her clients at ease.
RACHEL SAFFER, LMSW (THERAPIST/CLIENT CARE & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR)
Rachel earned her Masters of Social Work from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Starting out as an office volunteer at MHP, Rachel quickly grew to be an integral part of our team. She has experience in providing counseling to adults, teenagers and children who have experienced significant trauma in both group and individual settings. She believes in providing every client with a welcoming and safe environment so that they can work towards healing on their own terms.
Jill is a native Texas and earned her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been a practicing therapist for several years, working towards her LCSW status. In addition to seeing clients at MHP, Jill has been a hospice worker for the past 5 years and has a particular interest in helping folks with advanced directives (tackling those difficult end of life decisions). Hospice worker by day, grief therapist by night: when it comes to self-care, she can be found exploring the waters of Central Texas on her kayak.
Elaine has a Masters of Social Work degree from
Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Her area
of focus is working with women who are struggling with post-partum
depression or pregnancy loss. Elaine has an extensive background
in medical social work and social work education. In addition to
seeing individual clients, she also supervises social work interns
at My Healing Place.
LPC, LMFT-A, J.D. (THERAPIST)
Julie completed her Masters in Counseling at Texas
State University, and is also a Licensed Attorney with the State
of Texas. Her practice focuses on individuals and adolescents working
through grief, as related to death loss or divorce. Julie also has
extensive experience as a mediator, working with clients and lawyers
to help resolve their disputes. In addition to seeing clients, she
co-facilitates the Bereaved Parents group.
MELISSA GREENWELL, LPC-INTERN (THERAPIST)
Melissa completed her Masters in Counseling at St. Edwards University here in Austin. She approaches griefwork with children, adolescents and adults with an understanding of the developmental stages and processes of the brain in the life cycle. She often employs art, play and sand tray techniques to help individuals dealing with grief to find other ways besides words to express and process their emotions and feelings. Melissa is inspired by the lifelong potential we all have to rewire our brains and forever improve our ability to relate to the world around us and the people in our lives.
JC POHL, COUNSELING STUDENT (THERAPIST)
In addition to his work as a marriage and family therapist, JC is a producer and speaker who has reached nearly 7 million people with his message of strength and personal power. Along with his work at TEEN TRUTH and RISING UP, he has produced award-winning content for companies such as Warner Brothers, ESPN, and Disney, as well as innovative educational content for The American Film Institute and Human Relations Media. JC is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas State University; is a counseling intern at My Healing Place, the Center for Relational Leadership, and the Phoenix Center; and sits on the board of the Austin Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. You can find him on Facebook and LinkedIn or connect directly at www.jcpohl.com.