Jeff Emery


Jeff Emery, BS, MMFT, LMFT

Jeff began his career in a ministry context, working with churches in West Texas and Oklahoma. Although he enjoyed working with families and adolescents in youth ministry, he wanted to develop his skill set to offer therapeutic services that were not included in ministry. Jeff began working with TFI immediately following his education at ACU in 2009. Building off his work in youth ministry, Jeff enjoys working with family systems, especially regarding the marital relationship and parenting issues. Jeff is also available to conduct seminars. He is a provider for the Twogether in Texas Pre-marital and Marital Enrichment program. Jeff has presented on Depression, Effective Communication Techniques, Substance Abuse, and Tobacco Cessation, among other areas of expertise. He provides a monthly seminar sponsored by TFI on parenting issues in divorce. He also co-hosts a weekly parenting podcast. Find out more information at his website: www.youneedacounselor.com.

Jeff has been in private practice at Texas Family Institute since 2009. Most of his career has been involved working with families and relationships. He was a Youth Minister for a number of years and also worked with a foster care/adoption agency, providing in-home counseling services. Jeff works with families and individuals.

Specialties

• Marital Conflict • Anxiety • Grief/Bereavement • Anger Management • Intergenerational Issues • Self-Esteem
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Parent-Child Conflict • Depression • Chronic Pain/Disease • Divorce Recovery • Parenting/Adolescent Concerns

Counseling Approach

Jeff is trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques, which are validated to work with many individual and relational issues. He draws from several models of therapy, depending on the needs of the client, including Internal Family Systems Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Multi-generational Therapy.

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