I believe a safe, creative space is required for healing to happen, and work to build this space with my clients. I believe each client should have customized treatment, that plays to their own strengths, and I draw from several therapeutic techniques to make this happen. I use EMDR, yoga therapy, mindfulness, and somatic therapy techniques to help clients find contentment in life. I believe in the value of vulnerability in therapy, and am committed to the work required to be able to be fully present to each day. My focused areas of study include child and adult trauma, depression, and anxiety. I strive to be a source of honest support, deep listening, understanding, change processes and, at times, direct advice. I have a passion for working with people to create joyful, more satisfying, balanced, and interesting lives. The purpose of therapy is to offer a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment to find perspective and solve problems. I specialize in trauma and anxiety by drawing from various treatment styles to personalize a treatment plan for each of my clients. I’m happy to speak or email before an initial appointment, to make sure you feel comfortable. I have immediate availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm with a session fee of $145 per 45-50 minute appointment. I am currently providing virtual therapy only at this time. Please note services are out-of-network with all insurance plans.
Marcia Jackson, M.A., LPC-Intern Supervised by Joni A. Adams, M.A., LPC-S
I believe therapy can be one of the most rewarding and valuable relational experiences in an individual’s life. The intimate and nonjudgmental conversation provides the ideal space for the connection and understanding that we all yearn for as human beings. The therapeutic relationship also serves to identify behaviors and ways of thinking that might make this type of connection more difficult in the outside world. I view therapy as a partnership which requires dedication and commitment from both therapist and client. My orientation is primarily humanistic, and I work from an interpersonal frame of reference, though I draw interventions from a variety of theoretical backgrounds. We all confront conflict in life that often produces a great deal of anxiety. My role is to help clients create a personal narrative that provides the meaningful life experience they desire. My therapeutic approach takes into consideration the uniqueness and complexity of each client. I am interested in building on strengths that individuals already possess, while also helping to identify areas for growth and change. Deciding to pursue therapy can be a life changing decision, and as such deserves the utmost respect and commitment from me. I will continually strive to learn and grow alongside my clients, as I believe that is a hallmark of fully engaged and successful therapy. I work with individuals (ages 18 and up), couples, and families with a variety of presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, self-sabotaging behaviors, relational issues, and parenting challenges. My areas of interest and continued study include couples therapy and social anxiety. I have also completed training in the Gottman Therapy approach to working with couples. Current availability includes in-person and virtual therapy options on Wednesday mornings 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and Thursday phone or virtual appointments are available from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Current session fees are $135 per 45-50 minute session. Please note services are out-of-network for all insurance plans. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
Jessica VanHouten, M.A., LPC
I am passionate about helping people find their way by helping them take another step closer to the future they envision. I believe people can overcome their hardest moments in life. My desire is to walk with you through the difficulties of life to help find the solutions you are seeking. The role I play in your journey is not one I take lightly. I see counseling as an emotional and spiritual process. I am willing to invite a biblical perspective and integrate the Christian faith into counseling for those seeking this approach. My theoretical approach to counseling is from the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) principles. In this approach you will find mindfulness skills to be in the present moments of life, connection to your values, and fostering committed action to move forward towards your goals. I have experience with a variety of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, grief, and other life stressors. My focus and concentration has primarily been in helping individuals overcome eating disorders and body image distress. Wherever you find yourself I am honored to help you on this journey of life. To schedule an appointment with me, please call the office at (832) 291-6733. I have availability on Monday evenings with a session fee of $145 per 45-50 minute appointment. Please note services are out-of-network with all insurance plans.
Justin Esquivel, M.A., LPC
I specialize in working with clients who want to improve their marriage by addressing underlying issues causing dissatisfaction or conflict. I also specialize in walking alongside clients who are experiencing the myriad of emotions that follow a significant loss, including a spouse, child, or divorce. I approach clients with the utmost support, care, and concern for their overall health and wellness. Every effort is made to ensure the best possible therapeutic outcome while offering a high degree of professionalism and authentic connection with each client. Relationships are complex and require a unique skill set. When I work with couples, emphasis is often placed on identifying personal issues that may be unintentionally manifesting in the relationship. Client's often discover a different source of their problems than what they imagined prior to beginning therapy. I simultaneously specialize in supporting clients who are experiencing raw emotions following a significant loss, including a spouse, child, or divorce. Through my experience facilitating four GriefShare groups, I observed how addressing the fears, sadness, and sense of loss within the context of a supportive atmosphere reinstills hope in life. Maintaining relevance with current mental health trends is paramount to practicing psychotherapy. I am a life-long learner who highly values attending counseling seminars and marriage workshops to learn and gather current methods and counseling practices. I have availability including daytime and evening appointment options with a session fee of $135 per 45-50 minute appointment. Please note services are out-of-network with all insurance plans.
Erin Boehme, M.A., LPC Intern Supervised by Joni A. Adams, M.A., LPC-S
I firmly believe that it is most important to create authentic connections with clients. Real healing only happens when both the client and the counselor can be their real selves. I work to create within therapy a genuine and safe space that is not always easy to find out in the world. I hope to help clients learn to create these safe places for themselves through improved life and relationship skills. My goals are the client’s goals as my client-centered approach leads me to seek a better understanding of the client’s worldview and how it interplays with their daily tasks and interactions with others. I seek to draw out the unique and positive aspects of clients so that they can discover unused and undiscovered possibilities for their life. I place an importance of whole-wellness to achieve life changing outcomes from therapy. I believe each person’s life experiences as well as their physical health, mental health, social interactions and spirituality are all significant to how they experience life each day. My areas of interest and continued study are child and adolescent trauma, mood disorders, marriage and adult trauma counseling. I am eager to continue growing my counseling competencies to better serve the mental health needs of others. Having a passion for helping others live their best life, I seek to support clients to reach their goals, experience healthier relationships, and achieve life changing results. Life can become challenging and overwhelming. It is not uncommon to feel powerless or ineffective when trying to change certain life situations. You may need an unbiased and compassionate person to help you gain and improve the skills necessary to manage these challenges. My deepest hope is that through a therapeutic partnership you will not only better manage difficult life circumstances, you will discover new passions and purpose for your life. I am able to work with clients who have various mental and emotional concerns. Please feel free to call me to ask any questions you may have or to make an appointment. I have immediate availability including daytime and evening appointment options with a session fee of $135 per 45-50 minute appointment. Virtual and in-person therapy options are available to my clients. Please note services are out-of-network with all insurance plans.
Joni A. Adams, M.A., LPC-S
Holding a deep appreciation and respect for psychotherapy, I support each of my clients with the ideal balance of nurturance and firmness that is often necessary to accomplish deep personal work. I am able to do my best work with clients who match my full commitment to the therapeutic process because that is where true change occurs and the biggest rewards are found. I possess a true passion for my work with clients, which is evident in my unwavering commitment to their success. I recognize how terrifying it can be to face deeply rooted issues, so I work hard to establish a safe therapeutic environment with attention to everything from the office experience to how fully present I am in each of my client's sessions. I place premium value on collaborative efforts between clients and therapists, meaning we join together to meet your goals. Real therapy and especially deep personal work is intense and requires vulnerability, trust, and hard work in order to create and maintain life long changes. I'm not a quitter and won't give up on my clients when the therapy gets tough. I primarily approach my work from a psychodynamically based model, which includes an emphasis on how unconscious psychological processes may be related to current patterns of relating, feeling, and behaving. I am an out-of-the box creative thinker who uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to facilitate the healing process, including deep inner child work, art therapy techniques, and role play. I additionally enjoy working with professional therapists who are interested in and committed to their own therapy work.