Janet Jergins, MMFT
M.MFT (1988) – Marriage and Family Therapy, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
B.S. (1976) – Biology, Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX
BMFT 603, 604, 605: Internship II, III, IV
Janet is a favorite among interns for her fun, vivacious personality. Janet describes her supervision style as being collaborative and transparent, especially when it comes to her own self-of-the-therapist issues. Janet is known for helping beginning therapists by giving them “tools of the trade” and emphasizes treatment planning. Janet maintains licensure in the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is currently in private practice with Turning Point Counseling, where she prefers to use Internal Family Systems with individual clients and Emotionally Focused Therapy with couples. She also provides child-centered play therapy. Her interests include addictions, mood disorders, abuse issues, crisis intervention, gender issues, and biopsychosocial applications to family systems theory. Janet is an active member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Janet and her husband, Philip, have been married for 15 years. Janet has two children, Amanda and Matthew, and two stepsons, Joshua and Jonathan. In her free time, Janet enjoys making jewelry, scrapbooking, quilting, playing Scrabble, finding the newest iPhone app, and remodeling her home with her husband. Janet and Philip are active members of Hope Church of Christ, which they helped to plant in Abilene in 2001.