Jennifer Pinkerton

Jenifer Pinkerton, LMFT Intern – Therapist in Houston

Trauma, Intimacy/Relationship Issues, Depression/Personality Disorders, Boundaries
Works with: 17+
Supervised by: Tammer Malaty LPC-S- 71535

The journey to do emotional work is not an easy one. I have experienced my own personal work and growth in my life and can meet you in yours in therapy with compassion, vulnerability and empathy. It is never too late to develop self-awareness and the ability to be authentic and love yourself.  Our life experiences can manifest in many ways and those trauma responses can morph into patterns that leave us feeling powerless and lost.  We can be driven by unconscious primary emotions that keep us in a triggered and reactive cycle when we are seeking secure and loving connections.

My clients vary from individuals and couples dealing with conflict, sexual issues, trauma, personality disorders, relationship concerns, shame, infidelity, anxiety, lack of self-worth, depression, divorce, parenting and codependency.  Having the courage to navigate through feelings and learning what makes us who we are is transformational. My therapeutic approach is collaborative from a systemic lens with a person-centered perspective.  I am attachment based to meet the various needs of my clients. I employ tailored approaches to meet my clients where they are emotionally and mentally. I provide a non-judgmental and safe space to share, feel and ultimately heal. I respect the courage it takes and honor your experience.

My personal time is most often spent with my husband and four kids, two dogs and my Sphynx therapy cat. A voracious reader, avid writer and constant traveler, I can often be found in the mountains or on a beach, immersing into a book.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Art History from University of Mississippi and am earning my Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from COAMFTE accredited Capella University. I have additional comprehensive training and/or certifications in other modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS). I am a member of various professional associations such as the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).