"Wholeness is not achieved
by cutting off a portion of one's being,
but by integration of the contraries. "
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 reminds consistent in my work with adult individuals, adolescents, and therapy groups.
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.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (License #80469) supervised by Candyce Ossefort-Russell, LPC-S & Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S.
MORE ABOUT JENNA
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-I),
supervised by Candyce Ossefort-Russell, LPC-S
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 SPECIALITY
Grief & loss
Intimacy & relationship issues
Low self-worth/self-esteem issues
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.
$100 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.
TEEN/YOUNG ADULT THERAPY
$100 per 50 minute session
For many, adolescence is a time of countless transitions. Changes in social, academic, and family life are likely to provoke new, sometimes difficult feelings. I meet teen clients with respect and understanding. My strengths-based approach builds on whats already working to help teens increase self-efficacy and deepen self-worth. I'm experienced at honoring a parent's need to stay informed while respecting my client's right to confidentiality. I invite individuals ages 13-17 to reach out and book a session today. Parents may also get in touch on their teen's behalf. Please indicate "teen therapy" in your request.
$45 per 90 minute session
Many people question how others see them. Some long for greater connection, yet shy away from social engagement. Others struggle to show their truest self to family and friends. Group therapy offers the opportunity to build interpersonal skills and process feedback in realtime. It's a place to explore your authenticity amongst others in a safe, constructive environment. Benefits of group therapy include increased self-awareness, greater confidence, and improved communication skills. Group therapy has been shown to deepen and improve interpersonal relationships, foster the development of new coping skills, and lead to an increased sense of clarity and wellness. Visit the contact page to schedule your pre-group interview.
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Candyce Ossefort-Russell, LPC-S
2124 Bluebonnet Lane
Austin, TX 78704
Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S
601 W. 18th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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