Hi I’m Jeanne
I took the long way to becoming a therapist, and it’s one of the reasons why I know that it is never too late to change. It’s not uncommon for people to say, “But I will be [insert imagined “old” age here] by the time it happens.” The truth is you will be that age with or without your desired change, so why not go for it?
I am particularly interested in change and the change process. Sometimes we want to want to change, other times we are raring to go and can’t quite figure out how to get started. And of course change can be unwanted and imposed on us by circumstances outside of our control. Sometimes it can be exhilarating, but it can also be scary and downright hard. My own life has been characterized by a lot of change. I have lived all over the United States as well as abroad and I believe my varied life experiences, which include being a first generation college graduate, a parent, part of a bi-cultural and lingual family (I’m a Spanish speaker) and a meditation practitioner of 20+ years, help inform my approach.
For over a decade I have worked with groups and individuals in clinical settings, including working as a therapist with women in recovery at a local non-profit, managing an Intensive Outpatient treatment program for substance abuse designed for the LGBTQ+ community and as a Behavioral Health Consultant and counselor in an Obstetrics and Pediatric clinic. I have worked in agencies as a clinical supervisor, worked with formerly homeless individuals, counseled Spanish speaking survivors of intimate partner violence and provided general counseling and therapy to hundreds of individuals who range from teens to elders in both English and Spanish.
I have specialized interest and training in anxiety, substance abuse, depression, trauma, perinatal mood disorders, parenting and the use of mindfulness in clinical practice. I also have experience and am knowledgeable in working with LGBTQ+ individuals, helping professionals, Highly Sensitive People and High Sensation Seekers as well as with creatives and the creative process.
I’ve always been interested in creativity, craft and community and the intersections of activism and art. In my free time you will find me writing, making things, reading and sharing poetry, looking for new music and spending as much time among the trees and near the water as I can.
Bachelor of Arts, Women’s Studies, Cornell University
Masters in Social Work, Clinical Concentration, University of Houston
Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor Texas Lic. #54209
Certified Mindfulness Teacher, International Mindfulness Teachers’ Association
Certified Mindfulness Facilitator, Engaged Mindfulness Institute
Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers
Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science