Meet the Staff at Embrace Counseling Services
Our interdisciplinary team includes experienced counselors, therapists and a psychiatric providers who offer a comprehensive outpatient treatment program offering individual, family, couples, and group therapy.
Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, LICSW, CEDS, Founder, CEO
Andrew Walen is the founder and CEO of Embrace Counseling Services, along with its parent company The Body Image Therapy Center. He is a psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders, body image, anxiety and depression, self-harm, and self-esteem. He is an active author, speaker, and advocate on these issues.
Mr. Walen is a magna cum laude graduate of the University Of Tennessee College Of Social Work in Nashville. He also is a published singer/songwriter and performs regionally (www.andrewwalen.com).
Elizabeth Mitchell, Operations Coordinator
Elizabeth serves as both head of human resources and day to day operations of The Body Image Therapy Center. Prior to joining The Body Image Therapy Center, she worked in the medical billing field and ran a home daycare business. A Baltimore native, Elizabeth’s personal experience helping family struggling with mental illness led to her passion for this field of work. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys gardening, attending concerts and watching her son and daughter play lacrosse.
Jane “Robie” McMillan, MS, RD, LDN – Lead dietitian, Site Director, Washington, DC office
Robie has the dynamic background, diverse education and wealth of experience you want from the director of our flagship program. After her graduation from the University of Oklahoma, she was commissioned and served as an Officer in the Army. At the end of her required service, Robie left the Army to raise two wonderful daughters. She returned to school and earned her second Bachelor’s degree in her dream field of Nutrition, from Northwest Missouri State University. She returned to the Army to participate in the highly selective dietetic internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and was selected to stay on at Walter Reed serving as the Chief of Nutrition Therapy and Wellness Services and, eventually, as Director of Wellness Services. To bolster her clinical nutrition skills, she departed the military and returned to school to earn a Masters in Counseling from Marymount University, after which she spent 10 years as the lead dietitian for the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute before finally joining The Body Image Therapy Center team. Robie is a family-and-friends oriented, fun-loving person. So, it comes as no surprise that during her free time her focus is spending time with family and friends while occupying the back seat of a motorcycle!
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