Jennifer Erickson, MS, NCC

Resident in Counseling

Co-Founder, The Refocus Center

Psychology Today


Jennifer completed her internship in professional counseling at New Life Journey, Inc. under the supervision of Donna Grile, LPC where she gained experience in substance abuse and addiction. She is currently supervised by Connie Jenks, LPC at Grapevine Counseling and Therapy.

She specializes in Anxiety and Panic disorder, Wellness and Nutrition, with additional focus in depression, codependency, low self-esteem,  life balance issues, stress, and anger management. She also runs specialized groups focusing on managing weight and increasing self-esteem.

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Jennifer utilizes a cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused approach toward resolution, healing, and peace.

Jennifer holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She is continuing her education with Walden University, working toward her Ph. D. in Health Psychology with a goal of contributing to behavioral research. She recently completed studying abroad to further her cultural understandings.

Her years of experience as a professional in the healthcare business have given Jennifer the life experience of balancing career, family, and self. With more than two decades in the field of management and leadership, Jennifer continues to help others improve their careers and balance their personal life to find self-fulfillment.

The challenges of raising two children and maintaining a career prompted Jennifer to change her career to help those who struggle like herself. This helped deepen her conviction that a person should be supported as a whole, addressing connections between the mind, body, and spirit.

The opportunity to help further the education and training of future clinicians is an opportunity that excites Jennifer simply because this field is fulfilling for her.

“In the past few years, I’ve found out that there are many people who want assistance to move in a different direction in their life, but can’t afford mental health services. By bringing together people and interns, we hope to get the best experience for both.

Additionally, there is so much to learn about people, personality, and behavior. I am excited to begin my dissertation and start my own research practice. As people change, society changes, and events occur, clinicians need the latest information to help them be the best they can be for their clients.” – Jennifer L. Erickson

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