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Jennifer "Jen" Herz, LMSW

Supervised by Arlene Montgomery, LCSW

Senior Counselor
Specialized in EMDR

Hello! Congrats on taking the first step in your therapeutic journey. By coming to this page, you’ve already got one foot in the door. 

Picking a therapist can be a daunting task, so I’ll give you the lowdown on how I like to run things in the therapy room. I can promise you that I will listen with a non-judgmental, compassionate ear, while encouraging you to be honest and think freely. However, I don’t shy away from being candid when I believe it will assist you in reaching your goals. We will work together to develop skills and strategies that will enable you to become your best self. 

Now, a little bit about me. I graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2018. After working in the corporate world for a couple of years, I decided to pursue a social work degree from the University of Texas at Austin. During my time at UT, I provided therapy at an affordable counseling center where I worked with people from differing backgrounds and varying identities. 

As far as my therapeutic lens, I’ve always been a research nerd and I love to keep up with all the newest modalities. If it's published, I’ve likely read it. So, I’m always willing to try something new. Whether that is something I discover or something you bring to the table.  I also have a strong background in CBT, motivational interviewing, interpersonal neurobiology, and crisis intervention. 

Outside of being a therapist, I enjoy trying new restaurants around Austin, hiking, reading, and finding other people’s dogs to play with. 

If any of the information on my page resonated with you, please reach out. I’d love the opportunity to work with you. 

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Starts at $125/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Direct, honest, caring 

Trauma-informed, Neurobiology nerd, CBT 

Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions 




Individual Counseling


South Banister

Works With

Academic Pressure
Anger Management
Anxiety & Stress
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Death & Dying
Depression/Low Mood
Development Trauma
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Grief & Loss
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Issues Related to Oppression
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Low Self-Esteem
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Personal Growth
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Relationship to Food/Body
Relationship to Social Media
Substance Use
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
Career counseling
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
HAES/Intuitive eating
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Mindfulness modalities
Practices from an anti-racist lens
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy


Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Friendly & direct
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Professional experience other than counseling
Spiritually sensitive
Warm & caring


Clinical Supervision

Arlene Montgomery, Ph.D., LCSW

1925 San Jacinto Blvd 3.104A

Austin, TX 78712-0358


Contact Jennifer

512-201-4501 ext 310

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