Hi, my name is Jolene Underwood. I'm a trauma and abuse informed counselor and coach offering Telehealth therapy services to adult residents of Texas. I'm also a Christian and offer spiritual support if requested.
I specialize in serving those who have suffered through various forms of abuse (including emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual, financial, verbal, and sexual), trauma, overwhelming and stress-filled seasons, and church hurts or harm. Many of my clients include those who've suffered through emotionally & spiritually destructive relationships, and/or experienced confusion and pain when seeking help within the church.
In addition to helping individuals heal from the damaging effects of events that overwhelm us, I offer support for the process of moving into healthier ways of living and relating to self and others.
My training includes a bachelor's degree in Psychology (from Mankato State, MN) and a Master's in Counseling degree through the Townsend Institute at Concordia University, Irvine, CA. (founded by Dr. John Townsend, co-author of the Boundaries books). I am continually in development as a therapist so I can better help you experience healing from the inside out. Treatment modalities I use include EMDR, DBT, ACT, mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing, along with psychodynamic, person-centered, and Polyvagal approaches and emotionally focused models.
...find a safe place to share your story and get help.
My services are all offered virtually via Telehealth. You can access therapeutic support from the comfort of your home or another private, safe space of your choosing.
EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, a type of therapy that helps individuals experience long-lasting healing from the effects of trauma and overwhelming life stressors. At it's core, EMDR uses activation of the right and left sides of the brain (through eye movements of tapping) to help individuals reduce disruptive thoughts and feelings associated with past events.
Neurobiology is a growing field of study impacting counseling practices and treatment modalities. It includes evidence-based techniques rooted in neuroscience to help clients alleviate distressing symptoms and develop healthier patterns in the brain & body. By using neurobiological research and methods in counseling practice, therapists have access to the latest scientific advances that inform therapy and healing techniques.
Intense emotions can make it difficult to move forward in life the way you want to. Through a combination of treatment models, such as DBT and emotional coherence theory, clients receive skill training and support for dealing with distressing emotions.
Dr. Townsend and Dr. Cloud are well known as the Boundaries guys as they co-authored a series of books on Boundaries for a Christian audience. They have also developed a growth-model, which is taught at the Townsend Institute where Jolene received her MA in counseling degree.
Jolene Underwood, MA, LPC-Associate is currently licensed in the state of Texas under the supervision of Tabitha Westbrook, LMFT (NC/TX), LCMHC (NC), LPC (SD/TX) (with The Journey and the Process). She serves adult residents of Texas virtually via telehealth. At this time, Jolene does not see children or adolescents.