Park Cities Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Dallas, TX

Episode 14 (Season 2) Parenting: Kids and Technology Guest: Jessie Skinner

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

About the Episode:
Join us to hear Jessie Skinner, a licensed professional counselor supervisor and registered play therapist with Sparrow House. Jessie discusses the effects and how to protect your children from the dangers of technology. Jessie discusses talking to your kids about what they can handle, making good choices, and having open communication with your children. “Sometimes the best teaching moment is just validating where they are and letting them show you that they can figure it out, but they just needed their mom and dad who are their safest people in the world to say they are not crazy for feeling sad or feeling left out.” -Jessie Skinner

About Our Guests:
An Oklahoma native, Jessie graduated with an honors degree in Human Development and Family Science from Oklahoma State University. Upon graduation, she moved to Dallas to complete her master’s degree in counseling at the University of North Texas while working full-time in child welfare. While at North Texas, Jessie received specialized training in play therapy, family systems, and parent coaching. She is a licensed professional counselor supervisor and registered play therapist.

Professionally, Jessie brings over 15 years of experience working with adults, children, and families in a variety of settings. Her experiences include client advocacy at a domestic violence shelter; provided leadership as the program director for school-based programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Stillwater, Oklahoma; identified and directed interventions for children in state care for Dallas County CPS; provided therapy for children and non-offending parents at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center; managed foster and adoptive homes at a Dallas-area child placement agency, and provided in-home therapy for children and families involved in foster care and adoption. She has completed special training and supervision in play therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Jessie works with children, adolescents, and adults providing treatment for anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, adoption concerns, identity formation, relational concerns, child and adolescent behavior concerns, parenting, and mood regulation. She additionally enjoys providing services to the community through facilitating groups and speaking opportunities.

In her spare time, Jessie can be found enjoying a good patio or traveling the world. She loves learning about new cultures, finding new adventures, and making memories with those she loves.

Sparrow House Counseling is led by a passionate team of licensed professional counselors and psychologists who each have a heart to serve and provide both individuals and families with affordable, high-quality care. Our counselors are here to give a hand that you may begin a journey toward healing and restoration in any and every area of your life.
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About the Host:
A graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Mark Davis came to PCPC as our Youth Pastor in 2003 and became our Senior Pastor in 2009. He and his bride, Kristina, met at a Young Life Camp in 1988 and have five amazing kids, Kara (and husband, Drew), Madalyn (and husband, Jack), Cayden, Esther Kate, & Samuel.