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Jessica Grogan

Department of Counseling in the College of Education

Jessica GroganStudent Spotlight

Full Name: Jessica Grogan

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut

Field of Study/Major:

Studying Professional Counseling, with a concentration in marriage,
family and couples therapy

Why Jessica Chose Counseling?

"After years of studying, writing about, and teaching about psychotherapy, I realized I wanted to be able to practice it, as well. Texas State’s program is unique (in the Austin area) because of the fact that it’s accredited and has a marriage and family track."

Bobcat's Tale

"I have a master’s in English and a Ph.D. in American studies from UT, where my focus was on psychology and American culture. After completing my doctoral degree, I published a book called “Encountering America: Humanistic Psychology, Sixties Psychology, and the Movement that Shaped the Modern Self.”
I’ve also taught at UT, Mt. Holyoke College, Southwestern University, and (currently) at Texas A&M Medical School (Round Rock campus) on topics related to psychology and American history.
I live in Austin with my daughter Jolie (6), son Asa (3), and husband Dan, who’s also a writer."

Years Attending Classes at the RRC

She has attended classes since fall of 2011.

Looking Towards the Future

 "In five years, I see myself doing counseling in private practice, while continuing to teach and write."