Therapy Austin
Jennifer Stephenson Therapy Austin

Jennifer "Jen" Stephenson, LMSW

she/her/hers

Supervised by Melinda Rosson, LCSW-S

Seeking therapy demonstrates that you have courage and a desire to progress toward your goals, whatever they may be. Whether you’re taking your very first step on your healing journey, are re-committing to past goals, or need to focus on some new changes in your life, you are in the right place. 

I see the therapeutic relationship as a collaboration. You bring your lived experience and personal goals, and I bring my knowledge and experience to help uplift you to where you want to go. I’ve worked with clients from many walks of life and traumatic situations, including intimate partner violence, foster care, and survivors of many types of crime. Everyone has unique strengths to build upon, and yours can help carry you through the darkest of times. Sometimes all it takes is an open and safe space, a fresh and honest perspective, or just the right question to break through the struggle you are experiencing. 

I greatly value therapy as a space to learn and grow – both client and therapist. You are the expert on your life, and I learn from you just as much as you can learn from me. I also love being able to see growth in people recovering from trauma. While overcoming life-altering events, or a life that has always been difficult, may feel impossible, you have the ability to change everything. 

I specialize in work with survivors of trauma and violence, particularly sexual violence and domestic violence. I also have a focus on sexual health and education, as this can be a topic of shame for many, especially those with trauma related to it. Moving on from having sexual trauma and shame to a fulfilling life on your own terms is what I love seeing in my clients. Building safety, confidence, and autonomy will take time when you have trauma, but the journey is incredibly important and worth the struggle. Whether you have experienced these types of situations or not, my overall focus is to help you not just survive the difficulty, but build a thriving life that brings you joy and fulfillment. 

Mental health is so much more than reducing negative feelings or situations. You deserve a life that brings you excitement and happiness, however that looks for you. For me, that looks like playing video games, gardening, and trying new foods. The things that you love may look similar, different, or perhaps you’re not sure what those things are yet. Finding new ways to incorporate and embrace things that you are passionate about in life can be incredibly important in helping you cope. 

If you’ve resonated with my therapeutic perspective, I’d love to meet with you to talk more. I welcome clients of all identities and neurodivergence, and if you need additional resources, I can help you find what you need. Taking the step to change things for yourself is huge, and I’d love to celebrate and support you through your healing journey.


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More about Jen

Rates

Starts at $110/hr*
*Actual rates subject to counselor openings

Area of Expertise

Domestic violence, trauma, and relationship problems 

Collaborative, strengths-based, and person-in-environment centered 

Empathetic, curious, and identity-affirming


Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

North
Offsite

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

CBT oriented
Mindfulness modalities
Focused on practicing skills
Practices from an anti-racist lens
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
DBT trained/informed
Trauma-focused
Experienced in domestic violence
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Familiar with substance abuse
Career counseling
Anxiety alleviation experience

Qualities

Youthful
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Enjoys working with young adults
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Anxiety alleviation experience
Spiritually sensitive
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Schedule Openings
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Melinda Rosson, LCSW-S

Private Address

563/650-6475

Contact Jen

512-201-4501 ext 366