Jasandra Oeffinger, MA, LPC-Supervisor
HOUSTON'S THERAPIST FOR DEEP FEELERS AND THINKERS
As humans, we aren't meant to struggle alone.
You’re here because you want to make some meaningful changes in life, and I’m here to dive in deep with you. I'm passionate about this work because I know firsthand how challenging it can be to live with big feelings and a busy mind. I also know how liberating it is to expand beyond those challenges and fully embrace yourself.
My therapy style is engaging, personable, and compassionate. In our work together, I’ll collaborate with you, actively strive to understand your experiences, and challenge you in a sensitive, warm-hearted way.
You want support, but you don’t need someone to tell you how to live your life. I’m not going to give you all your answers. Instead, I’ll strive to help you gain insight and skills so you can discover your personal sense of meaning and take action.
COME AS YOU ARE.
Therapy gives you an objective space for self-exploration. You’ll be met with acceptance, genuine interest, and the space to be exactly who you are. I use a range of research-supported techniques to help people address a range of issues, but ultimately, I want to know you as the whole person you are - beyond the factors that led you to therapy.
YOU ARE WHOLE.
Therapy isn’t about fixing what’s broken. We all have enormous capacities for personal growth, no matter what our life circumstances are. There’s no need to wait until life feels unmanageable before getting some unbiased support and expertise.
CREATIVITY IS A SUPERPOWER.
I firmly believe that creativity exists in every person. Creativity is so much more than making art or music. It’s a thinking process that helps you find new solutions and evaluate situations from different perspectives. Therapy can help you overcome creative blocks and nurture your abilities.
I'm a dog-lover, nature enthusiast, and artist. For most of my childhood, I felt like the odd-one-out. As painful as that experience was at times, it gave me a rebellious spirit and a passion for coloring outside the lines. I'm drawn to the weird, the honest, and the quirky things in life.
I spend my time hiking, nerding out on research, and creating. Above all, I'm super-duper passionate about feeling alive in the world and pursuing my own personal growth. I work hard to stay grateful, authentic, and open to all the things life sends my way.
WHAT I'M ABOUT
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-Supervisor), Texas #72881
PhD Counselor Education [in progress], Sam Houston State University, Projected 2021
Extensive research focus and training on childhood trauma, anxiety, perfectionism, self-compassion, creativity, gratitude, and play therapy.
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Sam Houston State University, 2014
BA Psychology + Communications, Texas A&M University, 2011