Jasandra is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in working with children and adults.
Among her areas of expertise with children are anxiety, traumatic experiences, attachment concerns, adjustment issues, and problematic behaviors (defiance, aggression, etc.). She works with adults who experience challenges including anxiety, stress, depression, and the general slump of not living in a way that feels authentic and fulfilling.
Jasandra graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Bachelors in Communication. She obtained a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University in 2014. Because of her dedication to the counseling field, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Sam Houston State University as well. She currently conducts research on child-centered play therapy with children who have experienced trauma. In addition to volunteer services in the community, Jasandra is an active member in professional organizations. She has presented in national, regional, and local conferences on issues surrounding play therapy, adoption, filial therapy, professional ethics, and the importance of using evidenced-based practices.
Her therapeutic philosophy is founded on the belief that all people have the ability to positively grow and overcome life’s challenges. When working with children, she frequently uses child-centered play therapy practices. Her approach honors the uniqueness of each individual and provides them an accepting environment to explore their thoughts and emotions. She values the trust built within the therapeutic relationship and customizes therapy for each client. Often times, she will incorporate experiential or expressive arts techniques. Her exceptional capacity to understand others, along with her diverse background, allows Jasandra to provide clients with the support they need to develop their own sense of meaning and achieve positive growth.
Professional Activities and Memberships
Member, American Counseling Association
Member, Association for Play Therapy
Member, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Member, Texas Counseling Association