Jennifer Alley, LPC-S
I provide faith-sensitive individual, couple, and group counseling for adults in Austin, Texas, for a variety of issues including shame, trauma, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, stress reduction, domestic and sexual violence, and life transitions. Faith-sensitive means that I will meet you wherever you are in terms of religious or spiritual views. I hold a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University and am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor in the state of Texas (#66057). My life experiences and genuine care and compassion for others brought me to the field of counseling following my time as a high school teacher. I am so grateful for my work as a therapist because I love the privilege of walking with brave individuals, couples and families on their journey toward greater joy, peace, more meaningful lives, and healthier relationships.
I am trained in the treatment of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), as well as Dr. Brené Brown’s Connections, Daring Way™, and Rising Strong™ curriculums which focus on recognizing shame as a universal experience, exploring one’s own shame and shame triggers, building empathy and self-compassion, and rising when we fall from life's struggles in order to embrace a more wholehearted, authentic life. I have also completed the Level I training in ETT (Emotional Transformation Therapy), the Level I training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and I am a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. Currently, I am training with Juliane Taylor Shore in Interpersonal Neurobiology and Coherence Therapy (I have also attended Bruce Ecker's training) and am utilizing the latest neuroscience research in my work with clients.
My therapeutic approach is client-centered in that I will meet you where you are, help you identify your concerns and strengths, and work with you to establish goals. I believe that a large part of healing and change involves owning, sharing, and integrating our stories. While listening empathically and compassionately to your story, I often offer a blend of seriousness and humor as laughter can be healing and helpful when done in a professional, respectful way. It is my hope that you will find therapy with me to be warm and non-judgmental and that you can feel safe to be vulnerable and do this brave and courageous work.
In addition to offering individual, couple, and group services, I am also able to come to your office, organization, or church to facilitate a workshop or group.
Outside of my professional calling, I am a wife and mom. I love the outdoors and am passionate about learning. I am constantly striving to finding balance in life, to cherish ordinary moments, and to live authentically and wholeheartedly.
Austin Counselors Associates
Associates are post-graduate interns working toward their licensure hours. They have completed their Master's in Counseling and are able to provide therapy at a reduced rate.
We do not have any associates at this time.