Meet the Team
Victoria Mueller, PhD
Victoria is a licensed psychologist. She previously worked in community mental health and pediatric settings, including Dell Children's Medical Center and Children's Hospital Colorado. She works with children and adolescents facing issues such as depression, anxiety, school stress, and behavior difficulties. She places a high value on the importance of family, emphasizes goal-setting in treatment, and uses a strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral approach. Email Victoria at VMueller@c2change.org.
Daniela Benites, PhD
Daniela earned her PhD in Psychology in Brazil, with a one year scholarship at the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. She works collaboratively with clients using psychodynamic and dialogical approaches with a focus on the diverse and unique aspects of each individual. She is fluent in Brazilian Portuguese and English. Dr. Benites is a Provisionally Licensed Psychologist supervised by Fabianna Laby, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist. Email Daniela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allison Sallee, PhD
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Supervisor
Allison is the founder and director of C2 Change. She is a licensed psychologist (LP) and licensed marriage and family therapist supervisor (LMFT-S). She brings with her over 20 years of experience working with children and families. She has received numerous awards for her work in nonprofit mental health, including the Outstanding Contribution to Public Service Award (2016, Texas Psychological Association), the Jefferson Award (2015, Austin American Statesman) and the Champions for Children Award (2014, Helping Hand Home for Children). Visit her website at www.drallisonsallee.com.
Victoria Mueller, PhD
Victoria is a licensed psychologist. She previously worked in community mental health and pediatric settings, including Dell Children's Medical Center and Children's Hospital Colorado. She works with children and adolescents facing issues such as depression, anxiety, school stress, and behavior difficulties. She places a high value on the importance of family, emphasizes goal-setting in treatment, and uses a strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral approach. She also uses techniques from Collaborative Problem Solving and Acceptance and Commitment therapy. Email Victoria at VMueller@c2change.org.
Amanda Smith, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her BA in Development of Identity from Vanderbilt University and her MA in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. She has over 10 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults and has worked in a variety of settings including Settlement Home and in Community Mental Health with Integral Care. She works with individuals and families struggling with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions and stressors, behavioral issues and relationship issues. She is trained in EMDR, CBT, Trauma Focused CBT and other interventions. Email Amanda at email@example.com.
Meet The Team
Brendan Owens, MA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Brendan is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, supervised by Allison Sallee, LMFT-S. He earned his BS in Business Administration and MA in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. He has previously worked at Capital Area Counseling, Austin Recovery, Harbor Hospice, and Plumeria Counseling Center. His interests include family therapy and group therapy. Email Brendan at BOwens@c2change.org.
Ali Putnam, MA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Ali is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate supervised by Allison Sallee, LMFT-S. She enjoys working with individuals and families of all ages to cope with difficulties in life and improve overall well-being. She feels privileged to do this work and be a part of the change process with her clients. Email Ali at APutnam@c2change.org.
Nichole Baker, BA
Nichole is a third year PhD student in the School Psychology program at the University of Texas at Austin. Nichole earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology and Global Development Studies from Grinnell College. As a school psychologist in training, she has experience working with children and their families in a variety of settings. Her interests include working with children and their families to help them reach their goals. Email Nichole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Playfair, BA
Emily is a second year PhD student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Texas at Austin. Emily earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Barnard College of Columbia University. Her interests include anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and ADHD. She enjoys working with children, young adults, and families and is honored to work with clients to meet their goals. Email Emily at email@example.com.
Andrew Arriaga, BA
Andrew is a second year PhD student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Texas at Austin. Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in Culture, Identity, and the Arts from New York University. His therapeutic interests include sexual and gender minority identity development issues, intersectionality, life transitions, relationship concerns, anxiety, and depression. He uses cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, relational approaches, and self-empowerment to help his clients heal. Email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessica Tauber, BS
Jessica is a third year PhD student in the School Psychology program at the University of Texas at Austin. Jessica earned her bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas, then conducted research on an adolescent substance abuse prevention program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her current interests include family coping, the impact of chronic illness on families, anxiety, body image concerns, and risk-taking behaviors. She uses a combination of relational and cognitive-behavioral strategies in therapy to empower clients and help them reach their therapeutic goals. Email Jessica at email@example.com.
Whitney Lloyd, BS
Whitney is a third year graduate student in the Master of Arts in Counseling program at St. Edward’s University. She offers a safe space that fosters the process for you to explore, define and share your narrative, to feel heard and seen as your authentic self, and to shed the weight from day-to-day, interpersonal and societal stressors. Whether working with couples, individuals or families, Whitney strives to help them identify their strengths and build the skills needed to connect in their relationships at a deeper level and become more attuned to their authentic selves so that they feel empowered to move forward to place of greater health and live a life enriched by fullness. Email Whitney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anne Evans, BBA
Anne is a Master of Arts in Counseling student at St. Edward’s University. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Baylor University. She understands that our interactions with others impact every person, and our patterns of communication can both heal and harm. Her priority is joining with individuals, couples, and families to help navigate conflicts, hurts, and problems with the goal of hope, connection, and personal growth. Email Anne at email@example.com.
Emily Harrington-Cheney, MA
Emily is finishing her last year in the Professional Counseling program at Texas State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Spanish Education from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. She believes that secure relationships both inside and outside of the counseling room are the vehicles for healing and change. In her work with parents and children, couples, and groups, she aims to uncover and strengthen the bonds between individuals to increase connection and decrease conflict. She is available to counsel in both English and Spanish. Email Emily at EHarringtonCheney@c2change.org.
Luis Velasquez, BA
Luis is a doctoral student in School Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin. He is interested in working with multicultural and disadvantaged populations, primarily youth. As a researcher, Luis explores the etiological causes of depression, anxiety, and PTSD, and he uses family systems theory as well as attachment theory to inform his work. He is available to counsel in both English and Spanish. Email Luis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mackenzie Carlson, BA
Mackenzie keeps things running smoothly at C2 Change as the office manager. She earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Email Mackenzie at email@example.com.