During her time as a counselor for the Denton County Children’s Advocacy Center, Jessica worked with children and adolescents who were victims of sexual abuse. She also led an intermediate girls’ group, which ranged in size from 3-20 group members. Over the years, Jessica has counseled many children and adolescents at risk for self-harm, suicide, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. As she has grown as a therapist she has developed a heart and passion for assisting adults with difficult life transitions. She loves working with college aged adults who are determining their career path and need help fostering their authentic self. Her warm approach to therapy helps build an environment where healing from struggles like low self-worth, shame and guilt can take place.
Education and Training
Jessica received a Bachelor of Psychology from University of North Texas as well as a Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University, with an emphasis on adolescents who were victims of sexual abuse. Currently, she is working on her PhD in Family Studies at Texas Woman’s University, where her focus is on life transitions and how the family impacts the success of overcoming difficult life transitions.
Passion and Specialization
sJessica specializes in working with children, teens and adults who are at risk for:
Jessica has an immense passion for working with teens and adults in a creative way. Using a unique laid-back approach to counseling, she believes that her clients will be more engaged in the therapeutic process when they are comfortable and truly have a connection with their counselor. Jessica understands that adults and teens alike may struggle to truly engage in the journey if they don't feel heard, therefore Jessica listens to her clients, meets them where they are, and believes in helping her clients be the leader in their sessions.
Jessica also has a strong love of working with adults who are trying to find their way in a difficult world. She enjoys walking along side women and men who are struggling with difficult transitions such as divorce, career changes, and illness.
Jessica has a special connection with teens and adults who have chronic or life threatening illnesses. She truly understands the fear associated with medical complications and is very open about her own journey with kidney disease. She believes that every moment is a moment to cherish and works with her clients to find the true path to peace and harmony despite their illnesses.
Jessica enjoys writing articles that are often featured in Cross Timbers Gazette newspaper and other local newspaper outlets.
Jessica is the owner and founder of NextGen Counseling, PLLC which was founded in 2013 and is located in Flower Mound. She has a heart and passion for leading and mentoring adolescents during times of crisis with a specialization in self injury, suicidal ideation, depression and anxiety in teens and young adults. She is also cofounder of Burrows Law Group located in Highland Village where she is responsible for bookkeeping, managing staff, and customer relations. She has recently founded a nonprofit, The Burrows Family Foundation, where she plans to develop scholarships for college students who have been victims of physical and sexual abuse. Jessica is also heavily involved in raising funds for Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County and has a heart and passion for attending local Gala events where funds are raised for charity.
In her spare time, she enjoys listening to classical piano, reading biographies of influential women specifically, Jackie Kennedy Onassis. She also enjoys spending time her family, her three standard poodles, attending cheer competitions, riding her Peloton cycle bike, and practicing yoga. Jessica loves to visit the hill country and travel when she can. Jessica's best friend and companion "Teddy" is often seen snooping in trash cans or trying to catch hugs from clients in the waiting room. Here are a few of her favorite photos of her beloved companions:
Jessica Burrows MA, L.P.C., CFLE Director of NextGen Counseling in Flower Mound, Texas. NextGen Counseling provides child therapy, teen therapy, adolescent counseling and young adult therapy