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Counselor / Therapist

Jessica Gower, LPC

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Licensed Professional Counselor
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Bio
Specialties: ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Addiction, Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Addiction, Adoption, Antisocial Personality, Behavioral Issues, Borderline Personality, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Emotional Disturbance, Gambling, Codependency, Communication Skills, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, Grief and Loss, Infertility, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Life Coaching, Marital and Premarital, Life Coaching, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive (OCD), Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Addiction, Suicidal Ideation, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Family Conflict, Trauma and PTSD, Teen Violence, Transgender, Sexual Abuse, Weight Loss, Women’s Issues, Anger and Stress Management, Personality Disorders, Adolescent, Adult, Individual Therapy

I have been a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor for about 8 years and I truly love what I do. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University in 2010 and my Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences with a minor in Addiction and Recovery Studies from Texas Tech University in 2007. I have worked in the residential substance abuse, psychiatric inpatient, outpatient group therapy and individual therapy setting.

My goal in therapy is to meet you where you are and to walk with you through any of life's struggles. We don't have to walk this life alone! I would describe my style as kind, caring, nonjudgmental and honest. I want to create an environment where my clients feel safe and heard, where we can lay the groundwork to create lasting change. My approach is collaborative and I work with my clients to come up with a plan of action together. I enjoy using Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Person Centered Therapy depending on my client’s individual needs.

I grew up on a farm in a small rural community and now enjoy living in the big city. I am a lover of reading, crochet, DIY, the outdoors and my two fur babies: a shorkie named Shine and a weimaraner named Wylie.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Certifications
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
License:67111