Jessie Skinner MS, LPC-S, RPT

Jessie Skinner
Jessie Skinner

Jessie has worked with children and families in crisis for nearly 10 years.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Science at Oklahoma State University.  While in college, Jessie worked at a local women’s shelter and also as the director of school-based programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Stillwater.  It was in these roles that she began to appreciate the value of a therapeutic relationship and decided to seek additional training in order to help meet this need. 

Jessie moved to Dallas in order to pursue her masters degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas where she specialized in play therapy in addition to working with adolescents and adults. While pursuing her degree, Jessie served as a counseling intern at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center for 8 months.  She has additionally has worked with children, adolescents, and families in crisis through Child Protective Services and later through a private foster care and adoption agency.  She began working in private practice in 2012 as an in-home therapist with children in foster care and in adoptive placements.  She now brings this experience to Sparrow House.

In her spare time, Jessie mentored students at a local church for the past 8 years. These students are now in college and remain an important part of her life.  This experience allowed Jessie to gain valuable insight into the experiences of teens in middle and high school and be a part of their growth into adults