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About Jess Furrer
I take a whole-child approach while working with children and adolescents. This means that although a child or adolescent may be my main client, they do not exist alone in the world so collaborating with families to adjust the child’s environment or connecting with schools can be important. I want my clients and families to have the experience that they are feeling heard and valued by me each session. All people have personal strengths and I like to support clients in exploring their strengths and using their strengths to work on areas they wish to grow or change. Change can happen in a positive, safe, and supportive environment. My role is to provide this environment and celebrate small positive changes on the path to meeting the larger individualized goals.
Oftentimes with children, our sessions involve play therapy, games, or art and psychoeducation about the brain and regulating strong or uncomfortable emotions in helpful ways. With adolescents and adults, there may be more talk therapy to explore self-identities in addition to learning strategies to successfully handle complex situations and emotions. With parents, there may be more problem-solving through behavioral approaches and coaching. Change can be an exciting journey and I am privileged to be able to walk it with you.
I am currently a Ph.D. student in School Psychology at Texas A&M University. My anticipated graduation date is August 2023. Prior to beginning my Ph.D. in College Station, I lived in Wisconsin. I graduated in 2018 with Bachelors of Arts degrees in Spanish and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse.
Anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral concerns, emotion regulation, autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays, LGBTQ+ friendly, Bilingual (Spanish/English).
Children, Adolescents, Families
Ph.D., School Psychology, Texas A&M University - In Progress
B.A., Spanish and Psychology, University of Wisconsin- La Crosse