Jolene Underwood, MA, LPC-Associate, NCC

EMDR Trained
Supervised by Sol Skaff, MA, MSCR, LPC-S - License #68560

When life is confusing, challenging, or troubling, you need a safe place to process hurts and challenges. Maybe you’ve found it challenging to know whom you can talk about what’s going on now or what’s happened in the past. Maybe you’ve found it difficult to know who to trust.
Whether you’re in the middle of hard circumstances or struggling with repercussions from past events, I’d love to join you in the process of growth and healing.

Some of the struggles I help people with include depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting, grief/loss, trauma, church hurts & harm, abuse (sexual, spiritual, emotional, psychological, financial), disordered eating, and more. I take a trauma-informed, holistic view of mental health
and will help you work with your nervous system and neurobiology to create new patterns for living. This may include mindfulness skills, CBT, DBT, EMDR, and other research-based practices to help you heal. We can also explore practical steps that move you forward in life.

My services are available to anyone of any religious affiliation or none. If you are struggling with faith and unsure where to go, I offer a space to process without judgment. I am also a Christian and can offer spiritual support and prayer for clients who request it. This is YOUR space and my
goal is to help you experience growth and healing.

I also love joining individuals as they work on healing and growth that develops strong character. I received my Master’s in Counseling at the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling, Concordia University, Irvine. Part of my training included helping people develop core character capacities that help them face the demands and realities of life. If you’re not familiar with Dr. John Townsend, he co-wrote the Boundaries books with Dr. Henry Cloud, which has helped numerous people understand and grow in healthy boundaries for productive living.
Boundaries are one of the four character capacities we can work on together.

Growth benefits include:

  • Learning how to express feelings and needs in healthy ways
  • Finding safe ways to get needs met
  • Identifying and set limits that honor you and others
  • Identifying what is uniquely you and what is not (thoughts, feelings, attitudes, choices, values, and actions) so you can make healthy choices
  • Developing healthy responsibility without carrying the weight of responsibility that belongs to others
  • Accepting and honoring the truth of good and bad realities
  • Reducing the voice of self-criticism, guilt, and shame so you can handle appropriate feedback  others without hanging on to what is harmful
  • Establishing a sense of self with an adult voice that does not feel one-up or one-down  from others

My first focus is to help you experience safety in the therapeutic relationship. You’ll have a chance to share your story and we’ll develop a plan that helps you heal and move forward in life. Working with me includes opportunities to experience new ways of being so you can live more fully alive and free as the person you're designed to be.

I believe therapy is a special place for growth and healing and it’s an honor to join you.

Treatment Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Codependency
  • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Foster parenting
  • Life Coaching
  • Trauma
  • Abuse (sexual, spiritual, emotional, psychological, narcissistic, financial)
  • Emotionally Destructive Relationships
  • Church Hurts
  • Disordered Eating
  • Foster Parenting

Treatment Approaches

  • Townsend Competence and Character Growth Model
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotionally Focused Methods (AEDP, EFIT)
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Christian Counseling (Christian lens offered for clients who request it)
  • Holistic

Education and Training:

  • BS in Psychology at Mankato State University, MN
  • MA in Counseling at Townsend Institute, Concordia University Irvine, CA
  • LPC-Associate
  • EMDR Trained
  • Complex Trauma Certification (in process)


Accepting Clients for: Individual therapy, Adults ages 18+

Available for TELEHEALTH ONLY Monday through Thursday.


Contact Jolene

1464 E Whitestone Blvd STE 101
Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 829-3969

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