Welcome! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Texas A&M Commerce in 2014. I've been a practicing therapist in hospice, inpatient psychiatric treatment, drug court and now private practice in the community. I have extensive experience working with those who are coping with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and trauma. Relationship problems and addictive behaviors are also a specialty of mine. I have called my Private Practice, "Back Porch Therapy". Why the name Back Porch Therapy?
It’s the kind of relaxed, open environment you’d experience if you were talking out your problems with a close friend. God gave my husband the idea for this name after I counseled a friend in crisis on our back porch on evening. After an hour or two of visiting on our back porch, he was able to move forward with new hope and a plan.
Having the courage to acquire mental health care carries a social stigma. People often share with me that “maybe if I wasn’t so weak, I could get through this problem by myself”. Some of my friends might remember me when I was much younger and, frankly, terrified of receiving medication for depression, or receiving counseling services. I was... you.
Over time, I learned that therapy wasn’t a scary word, but a foundation of recovery for my mental health. With my faith in God, the support of my beautiful family and friends, and the recent opening of my own Therapy practice, I hope to help remove the stigma attached to “asking for help”. I look forward to meeting you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #56277 (Expires: 2019-04-30)
I am blessed with the help I am getting from Jocelyn Sipes, it’s been very critical for me that I have her to help me.
Gives worksheets that stimulate you to think through your issues and potential solutions. Checks in on me regularly. Thanks, Jocelyn.