Hi. I’m Heather Jackson and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (supervised by Diana Walla, M.S., LPC-S, LMFT-S) based in the Austin, Texas area, and I’m so happy you stopped by! I passionately believe in this work, and I have confidence that by doing personal or relational counseling you can improve your life. Your relationships can brighten!
Are you ready?
Lots of couples and individuals who see me come in feeling depressed and disconnected from each other or themselves. Others feel anxious, sad, and quite frankly, everyone I see starts counseling because they are tired of feeling utterly alone and exhausted. Many clients have tried everything they can think of to make things right again and nothing has worked, loneliness persisted .
I am here to tell you: relief, comfort, reassurance, and understanding are available to you - just as you are - Today.
My goal in our work together is to help lead you back to yourself and to each other. Many of my clients have found that I can take even the most complex relationship problems and lay them out in a simple, easy to understand sort of way. Marriage counseling is all about learning how to be good to yourself and your partner. Once we get to the heart of what patterns of words, actions and feelings get in the way, we can think about changing them. We can heal in profound ways whether it's in the presence of our partner, or in the the safety of the therapy space, with me.
Informally about me - I'm an animal lover who can seldom say no to an additional pet (recent adoptee is Pretzel the Goat), an avid reader of psychology books (current book - Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection), joyful gardener and not-so-competitive tennis player. Hitting great topspin balls and digging in the dirt sustain my own mental health! I live with my husband, step son and daughter in Dripping Springs, TX.
I named my practice Real Counseling because I believe that it’s important to be real with each other and real with ourselves. Living in a real, authentic way inspires happiness, contentment and connection: isn’t that what it’s all about?