Dr. Jessica Endres (she/her/hers)
- Licensed Professional Counselor: Texas LPC #78014
- National Certified Counselor: NCC #830635
- Yoga Teacher 200hr Training Om Grown Yoga School, Yoga Alliance Accredited School
- Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselor Education from Sam Houston State University, 2022
- Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University, 2017
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from Texas A&M University, 2014
- Trauma Model Therapy
- Certified by The Colin Ross Institute 2022
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Trained since 2017
- Certified by Evergreen Certifications 2022
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Basic Training 2019
- Advanced Training PRECI & IGTP-OTS 2019
- Bringing Trauma-Informed Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice
- Aggie Ally LGBTQ+
- Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services, Texas Office of Attorneys General
- Critical Incident Stress Management, Individual and Group
Why Red Oak Therapy?
There is a lot of symbolism in this name for me. I have a nod to my “roots” at Oakwood Roots, where I had a gentle send off into private practice with so much professional support. When I sat down to pick a name, I knew I also wanted something that I felt represented my clients. I thought of adapting to difficult environments, growth, power, and new life. Because of this, I was drawn to nature. In 2016 when I began my journey as a counselor at the Sexual Assault Resource Center, there was a trainer who used trees as a metaphor for surviving trauma. She talked about how trees can continue to grow after lightning strikes, out of their stumps after they are cut down, and even through difficult climates or droughts. They are able to persist even when their environment (or humans) may cause damage, hurt them, or not provide what it is that they need. But at the end of the day, they persist and they are still trees. They are still important players in the ecosystem, and still beautiful parts of nature. They may look different after what has happened to them, but still we see them and know that they are trees and stand in awe of their ability to grow in spite of whatever challenge. I landed on red oaks in particular because they are native to Texas and they represent all of the beautiful and powerful things that I get to see in my clients and can remind me of where I began and how I hope to grow professionally as well.
Long story short: I chose this name in honor of those who have supported me in my professional development and my clients who always inspire me. May it be a reminder of the growth that I hope to pursue with lifelong learning and the ability I need to adapt to the needs of my clients.