About Jennifer

Jennifer Deliganis-Bess McKinney Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

About Jennifer Deliganis-Bess -- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Jennifer is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in the treatment of adults, children, adolescents, and their families. Jennifer has specialized training in child centered play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, systems family therapy,  and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR).

Jennifer graduated with a masters of science in counseling with a specialization in children and family from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. She has been providing counseling services for over eight years and has a private practice in McKinney, Texas. 

Jennifer has vast experience in the treatment of adults, adolescents, and children who were victims of trauma through crimes of violence. Before opening her private practice in McKinney, Jennifer worked several years for Victims Outreach, a non-profit agency in Dallas, which provided counseling services to victims of crime and violence. During her employment with Victims Outreach, Jennifer provided play therapy treatment to young children, psychotherapy and trauma therapy treatment to adults and adolescents who were victims of incest, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; as well as those who witnessed a homicide or who’s loved one was a victim of a homicide. 

Professional Member American Counseling Association McKinney TX

While at Victims Outreach, Jennifer also provided advocacy for children to aide them in navigating the criminal justice system, by supporting them during eyewitness statements to law enforcement and assisting them in preparation for courtroom testimony. In some cases, Jennifer was subpoenaed to provide expert testimony on the mental health treatment or play therapy services she provided to young children as a result of their being a victim of a crime.

As the parent of a young child Jennifer has the experience and can appreciate what it means to put your whole heart and soul into another being. She appreciates the amount of energy it takes to maintain balance when complications arise in our lives that jeopardize the good intentions, hopes, and dreams we manifest for our children and ourselves. She believes we as parents are the experts of our children from the moment they are born; but sometimes even experts must seek guidance and validation from other experts to help them maintain their very fragile balances.

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