SPORT & PERFORMANCE COUNSELING
- Stress Management
- Thought Regulation
- Team Culture Development
-Loss of Ability to Compete/Train
-Traumatic/Acquired Brain Injury Recovery
ACADEMIC & CAREER CONSULTING
-Talent & Skill Identification
Traumatic Brain Injury
Rehabilitation & Support
Symptoms you may be experiencing
Diminished attention span
Loss of executive function
Reading comprehension difficulty
Difficulty problem solving
Trauma of the brain oftentimes goes beyond visible or detectable head injuries. Falls, car accidents, sports concussion, explosions, and losses of oxygen to the brain can result in cognitive, behavioral, and emotional changes people struggle with on an everyday basis. These changes may not even be visible on brain imaging scans, but are often given the medical recommendation to heal on their own over time. Any experienced differences are not always permanent, yet they can still cause significant disruption, frustration, and loss of normality for the person experiencing them as well as the loved ones supporting their recovery.
My work with clients recovering from head trauma is centered around providing counseling and therapy to aide in their rehabilitation of normal or near-normal abilities. Sometimes this involves working with someone to develop new methods for daily function and productivity, other times it requires practicing social or reading skills within the safety of a familiar space. I work with each individual to help them where their injury-related changes are most inhibitive or pronounced. A trauma-informed approach is always utilized to support each client through the uncertainties of recuperation while encouraging autonomy and insight.
BEING AT YOUR BEST WHEN IT MATTERS MOST
Stress, anxiety, high stakes, and pressure can be nerve-wracking circumstances that derail our talents and abilities. It can feel like we have no control over ourselves or the outcome we're pursuing. If you have ever frozen in fear, become overwhelmed with your work load, struggled to stay organized, or don't feel that you are achieving what you're capable of, then you may benefit from performance counseling.
I first became interested in sport and performance counseling as a high school athlete. I was competing nationally, living with my coach part-time for training, and teaching myself through online high school. Even though I reached my goal of competing in college, I didn't learn what it meant to have a healthy performance mindset until after I was frustrated, burned out, and ready to move on from competition.
Understanding the physiology of the stress response, how it interacts with our cognition, and ultimately affects our actions is fundamental in learning to respond well to challenge. I enjoy being able to combine my background of psychology, physiology, and counseling in order to tailor an approach that will best suit my clients and their individual needs.
Certified Brain Injury Specialist
Jennifer is a licensed professional counselor and traumatic brain injury specialist (CBIS) completing her initial license hours as an LPC-Associate. Her educational background in health psychology and performance counseling create a unique approach to a wide variety of support and therapy techniques.
Jennifer holds a Masters in counseling from St. Edwards University and an undergraduate degree in psychology and kinesiology from Southwestern University. While completing her bachelor’s degree, Jennifer interned at The University of Texas Sport Psychology Research Lab where her areas of research included physical activity and academic performance, stress and health behaviors, training environment, and team-coach dynamics. As a graduate student she worked as a counseling therapist at Austin State Hospital's Specialty Psychiatric unit with dual diagnosis patients of all ages. Following graduation Jennifer worked as a neurotherapist in a private practice setting in Westlake with clients and athletes recovering from traumatic brain injuries and head trauma.
Resolute Mind emphasizes Jennifer's approach to providing the listening ear, support, and tools needed to draft a solution and experience genuine help.
4131 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, Texas 78759
402 W University Ave
Tues - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm