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"Find out who you are and be that person."

-Ellen DeGeneres

 

ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

Initially, I graduated in 2000 with my Bachelor's in Nutrition Sciences and became a Registered Dietitian. I worked in several facilities until I started my private practice in 2006.

 

In 2013 I graduated with my Master's in Professional Counseling and became a fully Licensed Professional Counselor in 2015. From 2012 to 2015, I was the founder and director of a non-profit group home for the treatment of eating disorders, called Project Bliss. 

I remember when I first decided to study nutrition, in hopes of one day helping others with some sort of wellness program.  Back then I, too, was caught up in the social messages of good and bad foods, mandatory exercise, and the constant fear of my untrustworthy body doing something crazy at any time. 

 

I was the proverbial "health nut"...and I was pretty proud of it.  Unfortunately, I bought into the idea that eating patterns and exercise and body somehow indicated my value as a person. This belief derailed my happiness and well-being for years.

 

I've found that even people who do not have food or body issues tend to have the same underlying struggles.  Self-image, anxiety, depression, purpose, identity, and relationships are a part of most people's lives, and our society gives few clues on how to handle these things.

 

No one should have to hit rock bottom or "go crazy" before having access to therapy. It has been my experience that every person can benefit from understanding themselves better.

SPECIALTIES
  • Adults, Children, and Adolescents

  • DBT, ACT, Gestalt, Positive Psychology

  • EMDR therapy

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Weight Issues

  • Body Issues

  • Relationship Issues

  • Stress and Trauma

  • Life Transitions

  • Nutrition Counseling

  • LGBTQ

  • Sex-Positive 

EXPERIENCE

Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Dietitian. She has been in private practice since 2006 providing nutrition therapy, specializing in eating and behavioral food issues. In 2013, Jennifer graduated with her Masters in Professional Counseling and is licensed as an LPC in the state of Texas.

Jennifer has worked with clients with a wide variety of mental, emotional, and physical needs. She is trained in a specialized therapeutic and trauma treatment technique called EMDR.

 

Nutrition experience and focus ranges from those with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and ARFID, to chronic dieters and those who are dissatisfied with their relationship with food and body. It is her goal to help people remember the natural relationship with food and self with which we were all born.

She provides counseling and/or nutrition services through her outpatient private practice, as well as via online or phone sessions.

EDUCATION
  • University of Oklahoma, 2000, Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences

  • Amberton University, 2013, Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

  • Licensed Dietitian DT07709 

  • Licensed Professional Counselor 71011

  • Trained in EMDR

 

CONTACT ME

Life can be complicated, but you do not have to travel it alone. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me today. 

PHONE

512-655-3878

ADDRESS

7063 Comanche Trail

Austin, Texas 78732 

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