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Jessica Esparza

Staff Therapist

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Practice Locations
  • First United Methodist Church of Garland
  • Central Office
Life Stages
  • College, Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Seniors, 65+ years
  • Couples
  • Families
Areas of Focus
  • Coping with divorce, blended families
  • Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy)
  • Faith and spirituality
  • Grief and loss
  • Marriage, couples
  • Trauma
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Harding University
  • Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, Nova Southeastern University


I believe that we all have the desire to be the best that we can be, as well as have healthy and stable relationships. Sometimes we get stuck because we haven't been able to overcome events that marked our lives. Or we experience a lack of intimacy, destructive communication patterns or are trying to pick up the pieces from an affair that shattered our relationship. Whatever the reason, therapy is a safe place where you can feel understood and accepted. Together we will explore and work on the challenges that keep you feeling stuck. My hope is that through therapy you can overcome the things that are holding you back from having healthy relationships and begin to discover your full potential.

Jessica started her work in counseling in the church setting providing services for couples, families and women. She has also worked in community centers providing counseling to under-served communities that would otherwise not have access to care. It is from these experiences that her passion in working with couples and trauma grew. She is currently working on becoming certified as a Gottman Therapist in order to specialize more in relationship issues within couples. She is certified as an EMDR therapist to help clients work through the difficulties trauma has caused in their lives.

Additional areas of focus:
Coping with divorce, blended families
Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
Faith and spirituality
Family therapy
Grief and loss
Guilt and shame
Life changes/transitions
Marriage, couples
Pre-engagement, pre-married
Relationship issues
Stress management
Women's issues, young women


  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Gottman Level 3