Dr. Sarah E. Carlson, LPC-S, RPT-S, E-RYT 200, YACEP
Jessica Veillon, M.S., LPC Associate, NCC, has always had a passion for working with children. With over 10 years of experience, Jessica has worn a variety of hats; including, after school care, summer camp counselor, pre-k teacher, child development research assistant, Applied Behavior Analysts therapist, nanny, and play therapist.
She completed her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology at Texas Tech University. She then continued her education at the University of North Texas where she earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Play Therapy, at the top-ranked play therapy program in the world. During her program at University of North Texas, Jessica worked as an intern counselor at Jewish Family Service providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and leading groups. Additionally, Jessica was awarded the CLASSIC scholarship that focused on enhancing culturally sensitive mental health services to minority populations.
Jessica approaches counseling using a person-centered approach. She has a passion for helping others reach the truest and most authentic version of themself. She views the counseling relationship as the most important component of counseling. Jessica creates an environment filled with warmth, acceptance, sensitivity, and free of judgement. Jessica cultivates a space that allows clients to safely explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences openly. She encourages clients to holistically explore themselves and let go of anything that no longer serves them. Jessica believes clients hold the strength and capacity to be the change they want to see within themselves. She helps them access this potential by providing the right guidance and tools. She enjoys incorporating mindfulness, expressive arts, sand-tray, activities, and movement techniques to help clients settle into the space and tap into their creative side.
Jessica lives in Dallas and splits her time between working at Mighty Oaks and AP Yoga and Counseling under the supervision of Dr. Carlson. In her free time, Jessica enjoys practicing yoga, cooking, traveling, reading a good book, and playing with her boxer, Ava. Jessica’s extensive background with children coupled with her own experiences of anxiety and losing a parent at a young age, has fostered a deep admiration and understanding of her clients. She specializes in working with children of all ages who have experienced anxiety, family violence, trauma, grief, and other mental health disorders.
Contact Jessica: 214.856.0149