Jessica Smith, M.A., LPC- Intern
Supervised by Liz Lawrence
B.A., Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
M.A, Professional Counseling, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Jessica grew up in the Austin area, within a strong community through her local church and small private school. She then attended UT Austin where she majored in Sociology and minored in Psychology. Jessica always knew she wanted to work closely with people in a meaningful way, and has always had a deep passion and desire for supporting others through difficult times in their lives. It was during her time at UT that she discovered her calling for counseling, and decided to then pursue her graduate degree in professional counseling at Texas State University. Jessica worked with a variety of clients during this time, including children, teens, and adults. Jessica is excited to continue to work with clients of all backgrounds and life circumstances. She has experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as with clients working through life transitions, shifting family dynamics, self-worth, anxiety, depression, faith struggles, connecting with emotions, and other various life stressors. Jessica seeks to meet with clients where they are, build a trusting relationship with them, and walk alongside them during this season of their journey. Her desire is for clients to feel truly seen and heard, and she is honored to be an additional support for them as they seek further growth and healing.