Jo Sheeley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Integrated Studies from Emporia State University in Kansas and her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University in Arkansas. Along with her husband and children, Jo lived in Asian for 19 years serving as a missionary. She is very familiar with the issues that families in ministry deal with while serving overseas and upon re-entry. She also understands first-hand the stressors that women face as they juggle home, work and the needs of their family.
Jo enjoys working with adult clients as they address issues such as cross-cultural adjustment, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, burn-out, parenting, family and marital issues. She believes relationships are our primary source of joy—or pain, and works with clients to help them evaluate their situation, coping strategies, and style of relating to others. She is also a trained EMDR therapist and is able to utilize this therapeutic modality in addressing trauma. Those who want more information about this therapy can visit www.emdria.org or call for more information.
Jo’s training, education and varied experiences provides her clients with a counselor who can offer knowledge and wisdom in an atmosphere of compassion and encouragement.
“Jo has been instrumental in helping me grieve appropriately and to heal from the pain of my father's suicidal death. She has also given me practical steps to take to lessen my anxiety related to storms as a result of recently being in a tornado. While Jo always has a plan for working on mutually agreed upon goals, she is also very flexible and responsive to my needs. I feel emotionally healthier than I have been in a very long time.”