Lives Can Be Worth Living
JENNIFER SPARKS, LPC, NCC, CSAT, SEP
CERTIFIED SEX ADDICTION THERAPIST
SOMATIC EXPERIENCING PRACTITIONER
Thank you for choosing Jennifer Sparks, LPC, NCC, CSAT, SEP to assist you with your counseling goals! I am committed to providing you my best efforts and care, and looking forward to developing a therapeutic relationship that encourages you to attain your personal goals. I will make every effort to earn and honor your trust.
My hope is that you will be as comfortable as possible as you move through this important journey in your life. I will provide a safe, comfortable, and casual environment, so come as you are! Therapy is personal…and we will work together to make your process yours, and discover what works best for you and your life. I am committed to walking alongside you, supporting you, cheering you on and challenging you!
One major goal of therapy is to help you identify and effectively cope with the problems in daily living. This includes exploring internal and external conflicts which may be disrupting your ability to effectively function in life. As well, therapy includes learning to tolerate distress and to regulate emotional experiences, in order to attain a more stable mood.
Additionally, an essential goal of therapy is to assist you in becoming responsible for your life. Taking responsibility and making choices in life are both empowering and rewarding. These actions begin in the therapeutic environment, and become more and more fulfilling as you begin to transfer them into your daily experiences.
It is refreshing to experience healing, growth and change. I look forward to sharing with you as you find these things in a safe and comfortable place!
GET TO KNOW ME
Jennifer Sparks is Nationally Certified as a Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Jennifer was granted her license to counsel (LPC) by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.
In pursuit of her great interest in psychology, Jennifer obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. In her undergraduate coursework, she majored in psychology and minored in sociology, with a special interest in criminology. Jennifer then obtained her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Throughout her studies, Jennifer developed a passion for helping hurting individuals to find hope, healing, growth and change.
Jennifer has extensive therapeutic experience with adults, couples, and families in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and intensive partial hospital settings. She has worked with clients in home-based, community-based, and clinical settings to create safe and productive environments, and assisted her clients as they pursued their personal treatment goals.
Jennifer enjoys working with individuals who are struggling to cope with Personality Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Intimacy and Attachment Issues, and Sex and Love Addiction. She also enjoys assisting individuals with Anger, Self-destructive patterns, Impulsivity, Dissociation, Grief and Loss, Betrayal and Relationship issues, and those recovering from Sexual, Emotional, and Physical Abuse, as well as various other traumatic experiences.
She has a passion for working with individuals suffering from symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). She has completed intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Jennifer is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), and works with partners who are suffering from the devastation and trauma of betrayal.
Jennifer has a strong desire to help people recover from and resolve the various traumas that life may bring. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), and helps clients reduce the stress surrounding, and find relief from unresolved trauma, often carried in the body as well as the mind.
Jennifer assists clients in building a life worth living that is unique to the client and their preferences. Clients learn to tolerate distress, and regulate the emotions that interfere with thinking and behaving effectively, and that drive impulsive, destructive patterns, ultimately destroying lives.
Jennifer maintains a firm belief that life experience is necessary to fully engage with clients as a therapist. She believes that above and beyond textbook knowledge, the ability to connect with individuals on a personal level is key to the therapeutic process. Jennifer believes that through connection, we all find healing, and she draws upon her own life experiences to connect with, to encourage and to offer hope to her clients.
Jennifer offers the following services: Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, DBT Skills Groups, Partner Recovery Groups, Skills Coaching, and Educational Seminars.
PTSD / Complex Trauma
Anxiety / Panic
Intimacy and Attachment
Partners of Sex and Love Addiction
Grief and Loss
Sexual, Emotional, and Physical Abuse Recovery
Jennifer has a passion for working with individuals suffering from symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). She has completed intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Jennifer has a strong desire to assist individuals suffering from the symptoms of trauma, often carried in the body as well as the mind. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).
Jennifer is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), and works with partners who are suffering, as a result of betrayal, intimacy disorders and addiction.
This is the first session with the therapist for information gathering and planning of your personal therapeutic process. This session can be scheduled for 45-50 minutes or 90-100 minutes. In order to thoroughly assess your situation, a 90-100 minute session is recommended.
Your Unique Process...
Follow-up sessions to address your personalized therapeutic goals and treatment plan. These sessions are scheduled for 45-50 minutes. In situations where it is beneficial, longer sessions are available, and can be scheduled accordingly.
If the Group Fits...Join it.
Group sessions involving 2-8 individuals. Groups are designed to address issues in a safe and validating environment. Group content varies according to the specific goal of the group. Groups may incorporate emotional, cognitive and behavioral processing or serve as educational seminars.
Your Skillful Life...
Skills training may be offered on an individual basis as needed. Skills coaching is available to assist clients as they implement the DBT skills of core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, into daily living.
If the group fits, join it...
Group sessions involving 2-8 individuals.
DBT SKILLS TRAINING
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Skills training is designed to teach members the four modules of DBT skills including:
Mindfulness Skills help the client to find balance between Emotion Mind and Reasonable Mind to achieve Wise Mind.
Emotion Regulation Skills help the client to manage intense and painful emotions.
Distress Tolerance Skills help the client to accept, find meaning for, and skillfully tolerate distress.
Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills help the client to obtain desired changes, to maintain relationships, and to preserve self-respect.
Get the Most out of Life
Partner groups are designed to assist the partner who is suffering from the devastation of sex and love addiction.
Partners are given the space to process the painful emotions resulting from betrayal.
Partners find healing as they confront the overwhelming symptoms of trauma.
Partners find hope for the future.
"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."
CONTACT ME TODAY
Please note the timeliest way to reach me is via email, as I am in session with clients throughout the day.
761 Justin Rd. Ste B
Rockwall, Texas 75087