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Dr. Jessica Endres

Texas

Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas, #78014), National Certified Counselor, Trauma Model Therapy Certified (Ross Institute), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Certified (Evergreen)

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You are welcome to explore my website and search my general profile on Psychology Today. I want to share a bit about how I approach counseling differently for those with dissociative disorders specifically because yall and I know that treating dissociative disorders has to look different than treating single incident trauma.
With dissociative disorders specifically, I take a patient approach knowing that this is a marathon, not a sprint. Dissociation is something that will need to be managed and addressed throughout life and my goal is to help you learn the skills, self compassion, and power to create a life you can enjoy and deem worth living. I understand and believe that dissociative disorders come from trauma - and not just any type of trauma, but that which was repeated, severe, inescapable, and often within the context of a relationship that should have been safe but was not. Because of this, I know that you will need someone who can endure long term treatment with you to build relational security because you endured long term traumatic experiences and that is going to take time to walk through. Someone who can meet your relational needs with care, understanding, and healthy boundaries, as well as bring in trauma and dissociative knowledge and treatment approaches. Someone who can respect your autonomy and choice, as well as your knowledge of your own experiences. I can be that someone for you - however "you" identify as multiple, singular, a system, having headmates etc.
On my Psychology Today profile, you will see I talk about clients one day not needing me, about what sounds like a more clear ending to therapy. With clients who have dissociative disorders, I understand that we may work together longer, or that you may being doing very well and take a break from counseling and return back to see me after a period of time. This is normal and good even! I expect it and am ready to walk along side you on your journey - that journey may go down a winding path and some breaks in treatment, but I am a counselor that you can always reach out to if you want to return to me in the future. If for some reason I am not able to give you what you are needing therapeutically, I am never too proud to work to find you viable referrals because above all, I care most about you getting what you need above all else because I believe that you deserve it.

Treatment Approach

My base theoretical approach is Adlerian. I value its focus on social connection, equity, and inclusivity of diverse people. The goals of counseling from an Adlerian perspective include encouragement and empowerment of clients to overcome feelings of inferiority (ie: a lack of control, capability, and power), to accept themselves as they are. Adler saw human development as a social emotional experience that comes out of our experiences in childhood which shape us and provide us a blueprint of how the world works. Adler believed that the reason for life for humans was to contribute towards building a better, more equitable and inclusive world. That’s a world I’d love to live in and help work towards by helping you find value in yourself and your abilities, and supporting these things within our larger society. I build upon Adlerian therapy with Trauma Model Theory developed by Dr. Colin Ross. I have training in other techniques that I can bring into our individual sessions as well if they are appropriate and what you want, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and yoga/mindfulness (200hour level trained yoga instructor).

I have also developed a DBT program to adjunct any individual counseling services that you're already receiving; you do not need to see me individually to participate in DBT Skills Groups. I have found that DBT skills can offer your brain something else to do instead of the default coping skill of dissociating. My low cost DBT Skills groups are offered weekly on Sunday afternoons virtually to Texas residents only (due to licensing restrictions). I run an ongoing waitlist for DBT groups so please reach out for group at any time even if it says I am not accepting clients. See my website for more information!

Contact

214-702-6556 (email is preferred/quicker)

Texas

www.redoaktherapy.com

Insurance:

Private pay only with a limited number of sliding scale spots available; DBT Groups are low cost $150 for six sessions

Therapy Type:

Individual psychotherapy, Group therapy

Details

$125

Texas