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Jennifer Lytle LMFT

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Certified in Critical Incident Stress Management Certification
  • Certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Certified Parent Coach
  • Advanced Psychotherapy Training in CBT for OCD and Anxiety
  • Certified Facilitator PREPARE/ENRICH

Professional Background

Jennifer Lytle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice. She opened Joyful Journeys Counseling the summer of 2019 to provide accessible, quality mental health care in Central Texas. For over seven years, she has helped all ages through life’s transitions. While she initially worked to support families during and post- pregnancy, her passion today is supporting children through parent education. She has served in this capacity as a Certified Parent Coach to parents across the globe. At the local level, Jennifer offers parent support in the school setting and in clinical settings.

As a clinician, Jennifer promotes a client-centered, strengths based, solution-focused, trauma-informed approach. When clients come with a focused or specific presenting problem she offers brief interventions incorporating healthy measures of psychoeducation. This targeted approach decreases treatment length and out-of-pocket expenses for clients. Her primary population most suitable to this style of intervention includes those who present with: General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), school fears, Panic Disorders, Separation Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Specific Phobias.

Jennifer has specialized training in crisis intervention, communication, conflict, parent education, and treatment for anxiety disorders. She has volunteered with a number of crisis-intervention organizations in Central Texas since 2017 and is certified to conduct Critical Incident Stress Management in response to unexpected disaster or death. While she remains committed to providing skilled intervention for this population, her passion is partnering with families who endeavor to enjoy their family phase of life including premarital, perinatal, and parenting stages of life. She blogs on related anecdotal topics on the Joyful Journeys Counseling website.

Currently, Jennifer is initiating doctoral studies in Regent University’s Counseling and Psychological Studies Program. As a student, she plans to conduct original research on incorporating specific components of Christian faith practices to treat depression. While she conducts this research, she hopes to develop a financially-backed model for church counseling centers.


  • Master of Arts, MA, Liberty University
  • Bachelor of Arts, BA, Sam Houston State University
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Areas of Focus


Working with children and adolescents incorporating psychoeducation, psychotherapy, play-based therapy, and expressive-continuum therapies incorporating art and bibliotherapy

Parent coaching and counseling for parent-child relationship support, emotional regulation

Family therapy including communication training

Trauma-informed individual counseling for childhood and family of origin issues

Couples counseling, including counseling in preparation of separation, in recovery from an affair, infidelity, addiction, conflict, and communication

Career development & transitionsInterpersonal conflict or communication issues

Family of origin issues

Conflict resolution training

Communication and assertive communication training

Trauma-informed individual counseling for anxiety, emotional regulation, relationship concerns, depression, and grief & loss, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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