Hi, I am Jennifer Christian. Welcome! Thank you for visiting. I specialize in a holistic approach to therapy that takes us beyond the traditional model of talk therapy. I am an experienced Somatic EMDR therapist with a passion of working with clients who seek to better understand themselves, lessen anxiety, and work through past hurts. I specialize in trauma, grief, women’s issues, and transitions. I desire to work with the “whole” person which includes mind, body, and spirit.
“Conscious awareness is the foundation of healing. Blocked awareness is the foundation of disconnection, and separation from self and others.” Craig Penner
“Awareness is the gateway for feeling the texture of a lived life.” Daniel Siegel
“Fear of life is really the fear of emotions. It is not the facts that we fear, but our feelings about them. Once we have mastery over our feelings (experienced in the body), our fear of life diminishes. We feel a greater self-confidence and we are willing to take greater chances because we now feel that we can handle the emotional consequences whatever they might be. Because fear is the basis of all inhibitions, mastery over fear means the unblocking of whole avenues of life experience that previously had been avoided.” David Hawkins
My Counseling Perspective I care deeply about understanding your experience and provide a place where you do not have to journey alone. I believe that healing occurs when we explore our difficulties with courage, compassion, and curiosity. I work with a variety of approaches that include, building somatic awareness, Somatic EMDR, understanding unconscious drives, and tapping into the nervous system’s natural healing capacities. If you have never experienced counseling, you may be asking how all this comes together or what I can do for you. Fit is important. I encourage anyone who is interested in therapy to reach out and ask any questions, and set up a free consultation. I look forward to speaking with you!
My approaches include Natural Processing, Somatic Focused EMDR, Enneagram, Emotion Focused, Compassion-Focused, Trauma-Informed, Motivational Interviewing, Polyvagal Theory, Trans-Generational Trauma, and Shame Resilience.
Education: I hold a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Abilene Christian University and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from University of Texas at Tyler. I am EMDR certified. I am specializing in Advanced Somatic Focused EMDR (Natural Processing). I received my certification in the Enneagram with the International Enneagram Association through the Conscious Living Center . I am licensed to offer counseling services in the state of Texas. LPC 69112.
Memberships: I am a member of the American Counseling Association, Texas Counseling Association, International Enneagram Association, and EMDRIA.
Experience: In 2012, I co-founded the non-profit counseling agency, Fuller Life Family Therapy, where I provided counseling services from 2012-2015, and served as a board member from 2012-2018. During that same time I provided crisis stabilization for sexual assault and domestic violence at Katy Christian Ministries from 2012-2014. Previously, I provided counseling services at Shield Bearer in 2011, a non-profit counseling center in Cypress, Texas.
Personal: I enjoy chocolate, walking, yoga, reading, hanging out with my kids, time with my church family, friends, and sharing life’s journey with my husband.