MEET OUR TEAM

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Jessica Pretz, LPC

Jessica Pretz (LPC) graduated from the University Alaska Fairbanks with a BA in Social Work and a Masters in Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling from Thomas University.

 

Being licensed in Texas and Alaska, two very different locations has given her a great understanding of diverse challenges.  Since 2011, she has worked in many settings, including In-Patient, Private Practice, and the rural setting of the Alaska Villages. In this time, she has worked with ages ranging from adolescent to elderly, offering services to include individual therapy, family counseling, and couples counseling.


Jessica believes in taking a person-centered, solution-focused approach where she meets each client exactly where they are at, working on designing a therapy approach individualized for each client’s needs.

 

Her passion lies in helping individuals with a history of trauma, depression, struggling with acceptance, and anxiety; she is EMDR trained.

 

While Jessica prefers seeing clients in person, she currently is practicing off a mix of Telehealth and in-person sessions.

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Jennifer Polak, MS

Jennifer is a lifelong Houstonian presently residing in the Woodlands with her family, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a focus in neuroscience from Baylor University in Texas. Jennifer moved to Alaska to complete her graduate studies in counseling from Alaska Pacific University, Jennifer spent several years gaining knowledge and experience in biofeedback for the treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia, learning, and attention disorders.

 

Jennifer’s approach to therapy centers around the idea that all of us desire within ourselves to dare for monumental, positive changes through supportive, gentle, instructive guidance by utilizing a collaborative approach toward the achievement of client-stated goals.

 

Jennifer enjoys working with individuals in a variety of areas including, anxiety, depression, body image, relationships, and life transitions.