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Jackie Esser, PLPC 

M.Ed., PLPC, Play Therapist in Training

Owner of TravelingWithin, LLC

Jackie offers play therapy and counseling to children, teens, and families. Jackie has worked under Kate Weir since May of 2021 to develop her child-centered play therapy skills and continues to be under her supervision to become a registered play therapist. Jackie has her provisional license in the state of Missouri and is being supervised by Kate Weir, Ed.S., LPC-S, RPT. Jackie obtained her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Stephens College in December of 2021. 


Jackie believes in the mind-body connection and works to address the whole being. Jackie also believes that it is important having parents be a part of the process to incorporate the entire family system when working with children. Other counseling modalities utilized are person-centered, attachment, mindfulness, and dialectical behavioral therapy (formally trained). Jackie has experience working with posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, and suicidal and self-injurious behaviors. 


Jackie does not accept insurance at this time. A sliding scale is available if needed. Email to set up an appointment!  


Jackie is under the ongoing supervision of Kate Weir, EdS, LPC-S, RPT-S, Missouri License #2011039650.

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