Jennifer Wagner, LCSW-S

Jennifer Wagner, LCSW-S

Therapist and Clinical Supervisor

Practice Philosophy

Welcome to my page at Deep Eddy! I believe that therapy and the therapeutic relationship have the potential to heal and transform lives in ways that are deeply meaningful and have a lasting impact. Whether you have decided to expand your personal work or you find yourself struggling with a painful experience or relationship, my goal is to create a safe and encouraging environment where you feel seen, heard and accepted.

My approach is highly relational as well as warm and supportive. It is informed by research focused on attachment and human connection as well as by many years of experience in private practice, outpatient, inpatient and residential settings. Having gained so much in both therapeutic and leadership roles over the years, I am also extremely passionate about helping to guide the ‘next generation’ of therapists as a clinical supervisor for LMSW’s seeking advanced clinical licensure. 

I consider it a privilege to work alongside clients as they navigate their personal process of healing and growth.

Services and Specialties

I provide clinical supervision as well as individual and group therapy for older adolescents, adults, those in mid-life and older adults/seniors. My services include assistance with the following:

Depression, Anxiety and PTSD/Trauma

  • Single episode or recurrent depression
  • Occasional or daily struggles with anxiety
  • Struggles with self-esteem and self-worth
  • Trauma-related symptoms as the result of childhood or adult trauma

Grief and Traumatic Loss

  • Loss through death, divorce or the ending of a significant relationship
  • Sudden and unexpected traumatic loss
  • Anticipatory grief

Relationship and Family Issues

  • Childhood or early relational issues/trauma
  • Fear of intimacy, abandonment or rejection
  • Communication issues in relationship
  • Difficulty maintaining healthy relationships
  • Difficulty with establishing and maintaining boundaries
  • Divorce or break-up of relationship
  • Parenting challenges 
  • Challenges with adult children
  • Starting new relationship following loss of partner/spouse

Process/Behavioral and Substance Addictions

  • Gaming, social media and other online behaviors that have become destructive in terms of negative impact on self, relationships and/or ability to fully function at work or school.
  • Use of substances to medicate or mask painful feelings, unresolved issues

Stage of Life Issues

  • Older Adolescents (16+): family, relationships, self-esteem, loss
  • Young Adults: relationships, developing autonomy, ‘failure to launch’ issues, goal-setting
  • Adults and Parents: (see above)
  • Midlife: struggles surrounding relationships, career, purpose and meaning
  • Older Adults and Retirement: adjusting to life changes and transitions

Spirituality, Faith, Meaning and Purpose

  • Developing and defining personal sense of spirituality
  • Drawing on spirituality and/or faith while navigating life’s ups and downs
  • Defining values and sense of meaning or purpose
  • Aligning decisions and actions with all of the above

About Me

Over 30 years ago, I embarked on a personal and professional journey of self-growth and healing and have chosen to remain on that path ever since! It all started in Austin where I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Texas, and continued in New York where I obtained my Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Fordham University. I returned to Austin and have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 2013 and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor since 2015. Having held both clinical and leadership roles in a variety of settings over the years, I’m thrilled to have arrived at Deep Eddy as a clinical supervisor and psychotherapist.

My greatest joy is spending time with my family and making memories with my kids who are now teenagers. I also love nature, gardening, travel, enjoying the view from my back porch and spending time with friends.