Therapy Austin
Jennifer Herz Therapy Austin

Jennifer "Jen" Herz, LMSW

she/her/hers

Supervised by Arlene Montgomery, LCSW

Senior Counselor
Specialized in EMDR

Hello! Congrats on taking the first step in your therapeutic journey. By coming to this page, you’ve already got one foot in the door. 

Picking a therapist can be a daunting task, so I’ll give you the lowdown on how I like to run things in the therapy room. I can promise you that I will listen with a non-judgmental, compassionate ear, while encouraging you to be honest and think freely. However, I don’t shy away from being candid when I believe it will assist you in reaching your goals. We will work together to develop skills and strategies that will enable you to become your best self. 

Now, a little bit about me. I graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2018. After working in the corporate world for a couple of years, I decided to pursue a social work degree from the University of Texas at Austin. During my time at UT, I provided therapy at an affordable counseling center where I worked with people from differing backgrounds and varying identities. 

As far as my therapeutic lens, I’ve always been a research nerd and I love to keep up with all the newest modalities. If it's published, I’ve likely read it. So, I’m always willing to try something new. Whether that is something I discover or something you bring to the table.  I also have a strong background in CBT, motivational interviewing, interpersonal neurobiology, and crisis intervention. 

Outside of being a therapist, I enjoy trying new restaurants around Austin, hiking, reading, and finding other people’s dogs to play with. 

If any of the information on my page resonated with you, please reach out. I’d love the opportunity to work with you. 

Work with Jen

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More about Jen

Rates

Starts at $125/hr*
*Actual rates subject to counselor openings

Area of Expertise

Direct, honest, caring 

Trauma-informed, Neurobiology nerd, CBT 

Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions 

Specializations

EMDR

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

South Banister
Offsite

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Trauma
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Problem Thoughts
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Grief & Loss
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Chronic Illness
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Issues with Parents
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Relationship Issues
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Career Transitions
Substance Use
Relationship to Food/Body
Spirituality
Divorce
Anger Management
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Domestic Violence
Issues Related to Oppression
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Imposter Syndrome
Development Trauma
Non-Monogamy/Polyamory
Identity Development/Exploration

Techniques & Experience

Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Focused on practicing skills
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
Trauma-focused
Anxiety alleviation experience
Mindfulness modalities
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Career counseling
Familiar with substance abuse
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
HAES/Intuitive eating
Practices from an anti-racist lens
EMDR

Qualities

Friendly & direct
Warm & caring
Youthful
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Anxiety alleviation experience
Professional experience other than counseling
Active sense of humor
Enjoys working with young adults
Enjoys working with older adults
Calm & slow-paced
Spiritually sensitive
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Schedule Openings

If you would like to request a specific time, click on a schedule opening below.

Mondays
South Banister
(or Teletherapy)
50 min
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
Tuesdays
South Banister
(or Teletherapy)
50 min
2:00 pm
Wednesdays
Teletherapy
50 min
11:00 am
3:00 pm
Thursdays
Teletherapy
50 min
10:00 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
Fridays
South Banister
(or Teletherapy)
50 min
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
Work with Jen
Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Arlene Montgomery, Ph.D., LCSW

1925 San Jacinto Blvd 3.104A

Austin, TX 78712-0358


512/480-8086

Contact Jen

512-201-4501 ext 310