Jessie Skinner, LPC-S, RPT-S, is a dedicated and compassionate professional in the field of counseling and therapy. With nearly 20 years of experience working with individuals, families, and children, she has made a significant impact through her expertise in helping her clients. Jessie's commitment to empowering her clients and fostering positive change has earned her recognition and respect within the counseling community.
Jessie completed her undergraduate studies at Oklahoma State University, graduating with honors and earning a degree in Human Development and Family Science. She then pursued her passion for counseling by obtaining a Master's degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas in Dallas. During her time at North Texas, she gained additional specialized training in play therapy, family systems, and parent coaching, allowing her to develop a comprehensive approach to therapy.
Throughout her career, Jessie has held diverse and impactful roles in various settings, demonstrating her versatility and dedication to helping others. Her experience includes working as a client advocate in a domestic violence shelter, directing school-based programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and providing intervention services for children in state care for Dallas County CPS. She has also worked as a therapist for children and non-offending parents at the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and managed foster and adoptive homes at a Dallas-area child placement agency. Jessie's expertise in foster care, adoption concerns, and trauma-informed therapy has proven invaluable in her work with children, adolescents, and adults.
Jessie's extensive training and experience enable her to address a wide range of concerns and provide effective treatment for anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, adoption concerns, identity formation, relational issues, behavior concerns, parenting, and mood regulation. She is well-versed in evidence-based therapies such as play therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions, Internal Family Systems, parent coaching, and Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Jessie is deeply committed to the well-being of her clients and actively engages in continuous professional development to stay abreast of the latest research and techniques in the field.
Beyond her individual therapy work, Jessie is passionate about community outreach and education. She actively participates in groups, workshops, and speaking engagements, sharing her expertise and empowering others to improve their mental health and relationships. Her dedication to making a positive impact extends beyond the therapy room.
In her leisure time, Jessie enjoys exploring new cultures, traveling the world, and creating lasting memories with loved ones. She embraces new adventures, values personal growth, and believes in the importance of balance and self-care in maintaining overall well-being.