During her time as a counselor for the Denton County Children’s Advocacy Center, Jessica worked with children and adolescents who were victims of sexual abuse. She also led an intermediate girls’ group, which ranged in size from 3-20 group members. Over the years, Jessica has counseled many children and adolescents at risk for self-harm, suicide, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. As she has grown as a therapist, she has developed a heart and passion for assisting adults with difficult life transitions. She loves working with college-aged adults who are determining their career path and need help fostering their authentic self. Her warm approach to therapy helps build an environment where healing from struggles like low self-worth, shame, and guilt can take place.
Jessica’s expertise is in working with families impacted by divorce and those who could benefit from professional conflict management. Her work with clients stretches beyond mere co-dependency issues. It is important to Jessica that she addresses the mental and emotional aspects of healing and lasting change. She is determined to support her clients so they can access and heal the difficult areas of their lives.
Jessica received a Bachelor of Psychology degree from the University of North Texas as well as a Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University, with an emphasis on adolescents who were victims of sexual abuse. Currently, she is working on her Ph.D. in Family Studies at Texas Woman’s University, where her focus is on life transitions and how the family impacts the success of overcoming difficult life transitions.
Specialty Areas: Divorce and Conflict Management
Counselor Since: 2015, Texas
Education: University of North Texas, B.A. in Psychology; Dallas Baptist University, M.A. in Counseling
Distinctions: MA, LPC, CFLE, Founder of NextGen Counseling, PLLC