Education & Experience
Jessica is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she received her BA in Psychology, then went on to receive an M.A. in Counseling at Denver Seminary. Jessica has been working with clients since 2008 and became a licensed professional counselor in 2013.
Interests & Specialties
Jessica has received specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders as well as working with couples through the Gottman Institute and Affair Recovery. She also specializes in Perinatal Trauma, Grief, and Loss, which is the period of time either during pregnancy or shortly following birth. Jessica has had the humbling opportunity of walking alongside clients through the bereavement process when they have experienced the loss of a baby during the pregnancy or postpartum period and continues to seek training in deeper grief work related to perinatal and prenatal loss (including miscarriage, stillbirth, terminal diagnoses, neonatal loss, birth or NICU trauma and pregnancy after loss). Other areas of experience include marital conflict, transitions in parenting, infertility, postpartum depression or anxiety, life transition, self-worth and identity, body image, trauma, anxiety, co-dependency, sexual brokenness, and marital infidelity.
Jessica and her husband are both licensed counselors at the Austin Stone Counseling Center and have been married since 2006. They have three beautiful daughters, the youngest being identical twins. They have also experienced the grief of losing their second baby through early term miscarriage. Jessica believes that people’s lives are changed and transformed as they gain a greater awareness of themselves through the lens of the gospel with authentic self-reflection, validation, and self-acceptance.