Jessie Blakely MA, LPC Associate

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate # 89746
Supervised by Diana Cabrera-Stewart, MA, LPC Supervisor (Texas #73994)

Child, Teen, Parent, Adult and Family Therapist

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About Jessie Blakely


Are you struggling with a life transition? Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or confused about who you are, where you are, and where you want to go? It can be confusing and challenging finding your identity as a child, teen, and young adult especially when it feels like there is so much change around you. I can help sort out these emotions and feelings.

Parents often have to overcome their own set of obstacles as their children transition into adolescence and young adulthood. Those stages of babies to toddlers, adolescence to adulthood, and then empty nesters can create uncertainty in an individual. These stages and transitions can lead to a range of negative emotions like guilt, frustration, confusion, and exhaustion.

I can help with these challenges by helping you find your strengths and moving forward with a plan.

Whether you are struggling with individual challenges or in the midst of a conflict, we can build on your strengths by creating a larger toolbox of skills and strategies for you to us.


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Jessie's Focus

I work with children, teens, young adults, and parents who are juggling life stressors. Our world can be busy and chaotic with constant challenges. I can help organize and calm these stages and seasons of life.

I have over 10 years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant collaborating with other specialists to serve the neurodiverse population and their families. Throughout my journey, I have acquired skills and specialties in regulation, behavior, and communication strategies. I use a range of techniques to better serve my client’s unique situations while focusing on a holistic approach.

I am dedicated to providing an innovative and therapeutic experience to my clients. I am devoted to creating an individualized plan that meets each client where they are in that present moment but also focusing on where they want to be. This is a journey that I am passionate about by empowering my clients to explore their strengths and potential for growth. 

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Jessie's Other Specialities

DIR Floortime – Play Therapy while working with Children, The Neurodiverse population, and Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder

I am certified in the DIR model which focuses on understanding a person’s development, how they function as an individual, and how they view and interact with the world around them. As a DIR Floortime play therapist, I see the importance of a person’s social-emotional development and how it plays a major role in the person’s potential throughout their life.

By focusing on social-emotional development then you thrive for those fundamental skills in relationships and emotional connections. DIR Floortime looks at the, “D”, development and perspective of the individual, and their “I” which is the individual differences of how each person comprehends the world around them. This then promotes the, “R”, relationships that fuel the person’s development and growth. The purpose of the DIR model is to help create healthier foundations for the individual’s social, emotional, and intellectual capacities.

Teens, Young Adults, Parents, Families, and Life Transitions

I have worked with a range of family dynamics while working as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, SLPA. I have over 10 years of experience as a SLPA working with individuals with neurodifferences and their families. During this time, I provided my clients with psychoeducation, coping strategies, communication skill building, support, and resources to create a healthier family structure for each and every family member. I like to consider myself a motivator to parents and families by being a good observer and helping them to find their natural strengthsThen we build on these strengths to create and structure a family system that is supportive for each family member.

Furthermore, as a LPC Associate, I worked as the Dean of Student and Family Support for an immersive transition program for young adults. This program worked with young adults, between 18 to 25, who were moving into adulthood and facing challenges with their social and economic independence. I attended to the communication amongst the parents, students, and faculty of key areas of independence like living skills, career training, lifestyle fitness, secondary education, tutoring, mental health needs, and support that the families would need during their child’s transition to adulthood. I also counseled each of the students, their parents, and provided family therapy.

There were many hats that I had to wear which ranged from guiding the students and parents to practice more effective ways of communication, expressing healthier ways of their needs and wants, analyzing the students potential for independence, goal-oriented advising for each family member, social awareness training, and employment coaching.

Along with the above list of transitions, I have also worked with parents transitioning into parenthood with young babies, toddlers, children, pre-teens, teens, and/or young adults. These new chapters can be exciting but also bring up unsettled feelings or even struggles with the parents’ ever changing roles in their children’s lives. These seasons can impact everyone involved and create challenges in the family system. I work with parents to help them provide a supportive and validating home environment. 

We work together to establish healthy communication and understanding which promotes mutual trust and respect in each of the family’s dynamics. I am a non-judgmental therapist here to be supportive and open to your needs. 

More About Jessie

I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my husband, 3 children, and 2 dogs.

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History And Qualifications

Jessie is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-Associate), license # 89746. She received supervision from Diana Cabrera-Stewart, MA, LPC- Supervisor license # 73994. Jessie is a National Certified Counselor with the National Board for Certified Counselors. She has a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University. This degree focuses on childhood development, speech and language, and audiology. Jessie then pursued a Master’s of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she earned a 4.0 GPA.

Graduate Degree: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Counselor Affiliations: National Board for Certified Counselors - National Certified Counselor, DIR Floortime certified (Developmental Individual-difference Relationship-based model)

Undergraduate Degree: Louisiana State University - Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders

What Clients Are Saying


My therapist is truly a phenomenal therapist and a huge asset to the Eddins team! She is an excellent listener, asks thoughtful questions to help me dismantle my thoughts to a greater degree, and was constantly looking for the best tools and resources to provide me with. She was always patient, understanding, and at times appropriately asked difficult questions that enabled me to reach a depth of processing that helped in me healing and growth. Her genuine interest in me and my life was apparent (always professional) and I always felt valued as a patient. I have recommended her to everyone that has mentioned to me they’re looking for a therapist. I know therapy is about “the work I put into it” but she truly has helped me become my best self and I’m eternally grateful for her and would not be in this great of a place mentally and emotionally without her.


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