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About Jami: Primary Therapist

 

Knowledgeable, Authentic, & Caring: Specialist in Teen, Young Adult, & Family Therapy  

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What Others Say About Working with Jami Edwards, LMSW

 

 

"Jami is the most knowledgeable, compassionate, caring person I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Her Ability to connect and bui9ld rapport allows her to provide the best support that is specifically designed for each individual's needs. She is knowledgeable on the best interventions and therapeutic strategies needed for growth, recovery, and success. Jami puts her all into what she does for the good of the families and youth she works with."

 

Amanda Aguilar, M.Ed, Educational Diagnostician

-- Former Co-Worker

 

 

"I had the pleasure of working with Jami at Trinity Charter School in Katy, Tx. She is kind, enthusiastic, and professional. Jami easily adapts to any situation which she finds herself in. When working with teens, she always finds a way to relate to them and create connection. Jami is a great communicator and an effective listener. She is committed and passionate in her work."

Cynthia Gates, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP

-- Former Co-Worker

"For the past 7 years and up until recently, I worked as the Regional Executive Director overseeing 3 residential treatment centers (RTCs). During that time, I have been fortunate to work with Jami in her capacity as the Regional Coordinator of Transition Services for Trinity Charter School. I have observed Jami's interactions with the teens she works with. She is genuine and authentic in her care for the teens. She is also very knowledgeable in therapeutic interventions and the teens she has worked with have benefited from her work as a result. 

 

With the many teens we are seeing that are experiencing teen anxiety, panic attacks, depression, etc. related to school, Jami adds an expertise in working in the education system that will be able to help many of our families."

Jason Drake, LCSW-S, EMDR Trained, BCIA Neurofeedback Professional

-- Former Co-Worker (RTC) & Current Colleague/Consultant at Katy Teen & Family Counseling

Personal Background & History

 

Since the beginning of my career, I have always wanted to work with teens, young adults, and families. Since 2005, this is what I have done. I have built a career working to improve the lives of the teens, young adults, and families that I have worked with. 

Since 2005, I have had the privilege of working with many teens who have struggled with a wide variety of challenges. I have also had the privilege of being a mother and raising my own teens. As of 2021, I have raised one son who is currently in college at Ottawa University. I have a daughter who is currently attending Mary Hardin-Baylor and a teen daughter who is a Senior at Cinco Ranch High School.  

 

Raising a teen in today's world can be a challenging activity. Teens today face challenges and obstacles that are tough and complex. Some of the same challenges that I have helped other teens and families navigate, I found myself as a mother helping my own teens to navigate. 

 

 

Community Engagement & Pride

 

We have been a family where community activities play an important role in our family's life. I have been and currently am very active in community activities which has given me the chance to be more involved in my teen's lives. With how busy our teens are today, participating in the activities that my kids have participated in has been a blessing.  I am currently on the Cinco Ranch FFA Booster Club board and volunteer as much as possible.

One element of our lives that we enjoy with our teens is college football (Roll Tide!). We share this love with our kids and enjoy watching and attending games when we can. We also enjoy watching professional baseball with our kids cheering anytime the Chicago Cubs are playing. We also enjoy watching our son play collegiate baseball as this has been a passion and love of his (and I am a very proud Mama!)

Working with teens, young adults, and families has been a career choice and intentional from the start. It's not just a career for me but a passion. Seeing teens and families being able to course correct at this age is one of the most rewarding things I can experience. I know that this course correction will mean that they will be more likely to be a successful adult. They will not need to try to overcome those challenges as an adult as they have met the challenge as a teen.

For those teens who did not have the opportunity to address these challenges as a teen, I can help you resolve those challenges and/or learn to manage them. There is a pathway forward for each and every person if they are motivated and committed.  Providing teen therapy, counseling for young adults, and family therapy, I have helped others with similar struggles succeed.

Professional Background & History

 

As I attended college, I pursued a degree that would enable me to work with teens, young adults, and families. In 2001, I graduated from the St. Leo University in Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. And, in 2005, I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work.  ​

I started off my therapeutic career helping teens, young adults, and their mothers.  I helped them as they worked through the difficult process of healing from the trauma domestic violence inflicts. 

Teen trauma therapy and PTSD treatment has been a strong passion of mine. Often, it can feel to a teen that there is no way out of the effects of trauma and PTSD.

Having successfully worked with teens and young adults in navigating this complex path, I have seen teens and young adults who have successfully resolved traumatic events in their lives. The symptoms they used to experience no longer plague them. They go on to find success and happiness due to the trauma therapy and PTSD treatment they participated in.

I have also worked in community mental health providing teen therapycounseling for young adults, and family counseling. I have helped teens, young adults, and families successfully navigate a variety of emotional or behavioral struggles. Some of the struggles I have helped teens and families through include:

 

The experience I've gained in my career has helped me gain the expertise to help the teens, young adults, and families in the Katy, Tx and Houston, Tx area. Specializing in teen therapy, young adult counseling, and family counseling, together we can help you regain hope and happiness.

 

Expertise in School Systems & Therapeutic Support

Since 2013, I have worked with teens within an academic setting and within a Charter School.  I have helped teens who have experience complex trauma help to navigate the school system.

 

I have also helped those with learning differences maintain their grades. I have also helped them to ensure they receive the proper support and accommodations from the school.  In addition, I provide individual teen therapy and group therapy for the teens at the Charter School. 

A number of teens seen for therapy at Katy Teen & Family Counseling have experienced academic difficulties due to their struggles. School attendance and other elements have become a factor in their continued success.  Teen depression, teen anxiety, panic attacks, school phobias, and other struggles can interfere with the teen's ability to attend school and complete their work. 

Being experienced and well versed in the school system and being a therapist myself, I have a unique opportunity to help these teens and families navigate the school system. I can help educate parents on their rights and what the supports available to them by the school. 

I can also help educate the school professionals on the unique challenge the teen and family are facing. I can help them understand the lengths you as parents are going to help your teen succeed. Together, we can rally the support your teen and family need from the school professionals.

 

Therapist & School System Expert:

Helping Your Teen & Family Heal & Succeed in School 

 

I bring a unique set of skills and experience to Katy Teen & Family Counseling. In addition to the teen therapy,  counseling for young adults, and family counseling experience, I also bring an extensive knowledge in navigating the independent school district systems. Sometimes things like teen depression, teen anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, school phobias, ADHD/ADD, create obstacles for your teen's academic success. 

It is important that the professionals at the school understand the therapeutic and clinical nature of the difficulties. Often, it's not because the teen doesn't want to go to school, it's because the panic sets in and prevents them from being able to attend.  It may not be because the teen simply doesn't want to do their homework. It may be because depression has robbed them of the energy and motivation to do so. 

 

As the school professionals come to understand the clinical nature of the struggle, often they will go out of their way to provide support for success. Having a therapist who is skilled and knowledgeable in how to navigate this course can take the pressure and weight off your teen and family.

 

While this pressure is off, it allows your teen and family to focus on resolving the teen depression, teen anxiety, panic attacks, school phobia, ADHD/ADD or whatever is currently standing in your teen's way to success. 
 


Draw on Our Expertise as Specialists in Teen Counseling, Therapy for Young Adults, & Family Therapy: 
Serving Katy, Tx & Houston

 

 

At Katy Teen & Family Counseling, we have gathered together those therapists who specialize in teen therapy,  counseling for young adults, and family counseling. Each have a unique skill set that can help your teen, young adult, and family resolve complicated live struggles.

 

Once these struggles are resolved, your teen or young adult can live life to the fullest utilizing their full potential. Often, the emotional or behavioral struggles place an artificial cap on them being able to use their full potential. We will partner with you in helping to remove the artificial cap allowing your teen or young adult to thrive. 

Our office is conveniently located just off of I-10 and 99 a few blocks behind the Academy Sports. For those in the Katy, Tx area, it's only a few minutes away. For those in the Houston, Tx area, it's only a couple minutes once you exit I-10.  

 

Our caring teen, young adult, and family specialists want to help. If you are ready to take that first step and start your counseling journey, you can follow these three simple steps:​

1. Contact Katy Teen & Family Counseling

2. Meet with Jami Edward, LMSW

3. Begin teen therapy, counselling for young adults, or family counseling today

Therapeutic Services Offered at Katy Teen & Family Counseling

 

 

At Katy Teen & Family Counseling, we provide other therapeutic and counseling services in addition to teen counseling, young adult counseling, and family therapy. Below are some of those counseling services in addition to other therapeutic approaches in treating a variety or struggles :

 

Call or email Katy Teen & Family Counseling today to schedule an appointment with Jami Edwards, LMSW. Take the fist step in a journey of restoring hope, happiness, and connected family relationships.

Katy Teen & Family Counseling, PLLC

info@katyteenandfamilycounseling.com

346-202-4662