Jane Ballard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor and Perinatal Mental Health Certified clinician who provides therapy to adults, couples and families. Jane is passionate about working with people from all backgrounds and integrating the unique needs of each individual in her treatment approach. Jane graduated from Texas A&M University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, and went on to receive a Master of Science in Social work in 2004 from the University of Texas at Austin. During graduate school, Jane completed her practicum with Communities in Schools Central Texas, focusing on play therapy and group therapy with elementary school children. Jane then completed a second practicum in Adelaide, South Australia through Flinders University, serving adults in a community mental health practice. Upon graduation, she spent 6 months providing assessment and coordination of services to older adults living in the Borough of Greenwich in Southeast London, England.
In 2005, Jane returned to her hometown of Wichita Falls, TX where she worked as a therapist at Red River Hospital in the areas of chemical dependency and adult mental
health, as well as serving as the Director of Adult Psychiatric Serves. Jane relocated to Dallas in 2007, where she has continued to develop her knowledge and expertise in a variety of settings including Green Oaks Hospital; a National Institute of Health research study providing cognitive behavioral therapy and biofeedback to individuals coping with chronic pain; and the emergency department at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas providing assessment and crisis intervention to patients with mental health and substance abuse concerns, as well as survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Jane was inspired at a young age by her mother and aunt to seek a career path assisting individuals seeking healing and personal growth. Both of these influential
women in her life sought second careers that encouraged personal and spiritual growth in others – her mother as a Licensed Professional Counselor and her aunt as an
Episcopal priest. As an adult, Jane has been deeply impacted by the loss of her mother to cancer, and found healing and peace through a supportive relationship with a
therapist. Through her own journey and positive experience with the therapy process, Jane has a developed a special interest in grief and loss, postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy loss, and fertility issues. Her other areas of interest include treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder, disordered eating and body image
concerns, addiction, and mental health concerns during perimenopause/menopause. In her free time, Jane enjoys hiking, yoga and spending time with her family and friends, especially her husband, Kyle, and their three children.