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Jana McCook Therapy Austin

Jana McCook, LPC

Senior Counselor

“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.

More about Jana

Area of Expertise

Personal Growth and Life Transitions

Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

Substance use and Relapse Prevention


Individual Counseling


South Slaughter

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Substance Abuse
Low Self-Esteem
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Relationship Issues
Communication Issues
Caregiver Fatigue
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Interrupted sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Troublesome Behaviors
Troubled Childhood
Issues with Parents
Conflict Resolution
Problem Thoughts
Depression/Low Mood
Domestic Violence
Struggles with Food/Eating
Grief & Loss
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual expression
Anger Management

Techniques & Experience

Helpful with mid-20's challenges
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Mindfulness modalities
Familiar with substance abuse
Anxiety alleviation experience
DBT friendly
Focused on practicing skills
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Career counseling
Integrates art therapies
Gottman Method
Experienced in domestic violence
Experienced in eating issues


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

Contact Jana

512-201-4501 ext 221
Work with Jana


  • Main
    1415 W. 51st St, #1
    Austin, TX 78756
  • North
    8500 Shoal Creek Bldg. 4 #202
    Austin, TX 78757
  • Highland
    505 E Huntland Drive, #320
    Austin, TX 78752
  • Banister Lane
    4009 Banister Lane, #430
    Austin, TX 78704
  • Slaughter Lane
    1213 W. Slaughter Lane, #130
    Austin, TX 78748
Monday - Friday
6am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday
8am - 8pm

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