Owning & integrating your own past
– the good and the bad –
is the way we can make the present better.
THERAPY WITH ME
Consider therapy as the process of learning to be with yourself in a new, more authentic way
As a therapist, my goal is to help you deepen your relationship with yourself. Many of us lead busy lives so concerned with what we’re doing, that we lose track of how (even who) we really are.
One way therapy differs from a regular conversation is that therapy offers the opportunity to slow down and explore what’s going on beneath surface-level content. In session I might ask you to pause and notice what’s happening in your body or mind as we talk, or to describe the feelings that comes to you. Bringing awareness to your here-and-now experience in this way is known to promote stress relief, emotional stability, and increase capacity for connection with others.
My style is responsive, engaged, and challenging, yet compassionate. I bring my own curiosity and warmth to my work, as well as the latest developments in interpersonal neurobiology and attachment research. My approach draws on integrated techniques and interventions from AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and IFS (Internal Family Systems-- "parts work"), as well as other client-centered and psychodynamic modalities.
Studies confirm what I know to be true: the best predictor of therapeutic success is a secure, attuned therapeutic relationship. This means I meet you with compassion and listen without judgment, assumptions, or expectations. I respect your pace and honor the need to feel safe when sharing your story. My approach remains consistent in my work with adult individuals and adolescents.
At the foundation of my work is the belief that every human being has an innate ability to thrive. I offer acceptance, empathy, and my own authenticity to enable you towards growth and fulfillment. I believe the capacity to build the life you want is already within you. My role as therapist is to help you clear the way.
MORE ABOUT JENNA
Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas & Oregon
Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology
St. Edward's University, Austin
Bachelor’s Degree in Writing for Performance, Publication, & Media
The Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
Grief & Loss
- Existential Despair
Intimacy & Relationship Issues
Sexuality & Sexual Well-being
Why try psychotherapy?
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons. Perhaps you struggle with unwanted behavior
patterns or difficulties in your relationships. Maybe you’re challenged by overwhelming emotions
or struggle to know what you’re feeling at all. Or maybe you’re having trouble adjusting to new
circumstances or making a big decision. These problems in living and many others may respond
well to psychotherapy.
$160 per 50 minute session
Individual psychotherapy offers the unique opportunity to explore your inner world with the support of an attuned, attentive professional. In these 50 minute, one-on-one sessions, I join you to turn towards difficult emotions, tangled thoughts, and troublesome behavior patterns. Some seek therapy in response to a challenging circumstance or particular problem; others use therapy as a tool for ongoing exploration and growth. Wherever you are on your path, I meet you with curiosity and compassion. Reach out to book your first session today.
Is virtual therapy right for me?
Feeling connected to others is essential to wellbeing, now and always. Online tele-health sessions are a great way to stay connected and work together even as we're confined to our homes. Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, tele-health is a wonderful option for those who experience limited mobility, travel for work, or live in a remote area. Tele-health therapy is available to all Texas and Oregon residents.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Do you offer free consultations?
A: I'm happy to offer potential clients one complimentary, 30 minute phone consultation prior to scheduling an initial session. This phone call may be a good opportunity to address any questions or concerns, gain a sense of familiarly with each other before meeting in person, and to make sure we're the right fit. Please mention "phone consultation" in your inquiry. I am unable to offer complimentary in-person consultations at this time.
Q: Do you accept my insurance?
A: I am not currently in-network with any insurance providers. Alternatively, I am able to offer a superbill (essentially a bill-of-sale for paid services) that a client may then submit to their insurance for possible reimbursement. While I have no way of knowing if your insurance will issue reimbursement, I can say that this system works out well for many of my clients.
Q: What's the difference between counseling and psychotherapy?
A: There is no essential difference between counseling and psychotherapy. I choose to call my services "psychotherapy" because I believe the term speaks to the dynamic, depth-focused, and often long-term nature of my work. Visit Therapy with Jenna to learn about my practice and what it's like to be in session with me.
Q: What's a Licensed Professional Counselor?
A: A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) is a Masters level clinician licensed to practice psychotherapy with individuals, adolescents, couples, families, and groups. I hold a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology Degree from St. Edwards University. In service to my degree, I completed over 300 hours of direct counseling experience at Capital Area Counseling in Austin, TX. Post graduation, I exceeded the requirement of 1,500 direct supervised client hours and 1,500 indirect experience hours to earn my license.
Before pursuing private practice, I worked with a local agency to provide mental health services to formerly incarcerated women and men. This work was invaluable as it exposed me to a wide breadth of human experiences and challenged me to expand my perspective.