Jaclyn N Sepp, MA, LPC, RPT, NCC
Jaclyn N. Sepp is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). She received her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University (CACREP Accredited Program) and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Applied Learning & Development from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to becoming a therapist, Jaclyn worked for 11 years in public education, 4 years as a Professional School Counselor and 7 years as an Elementary School Teacher. She was one of three finalists for Austin ISD’s 2016 Counselor of the Year.
Jaclyn also is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department at The University of Texas at Austin. She teaches graduate level courses on Methods of Play Intervention, Assessment of Children & Adolescents, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, and Foundations of Social Justice. Additionally, Jaclyn is President of the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy. Jaclyn also has facilitated trainings on play therapy at Texas State University, University of Texas at Austin Nursing School and The DFW Center for Play Therapy. She has had many years of experience with children of all ages and she regularly attends workshops, trainings and conferences in addition to reviewing the latest literature in the field of counseling. Austin has been her home since 2000.
KAte Curran Mire, SSP, LSSP, NCSP
Kate is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP). She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and currently practices in the Austin Independent School District. In addition to being an LSSP, Kate teaches with the Region XIII Counseling Certification Program. Prior to becoming an LSSP, Kate taught in both the public and charter setting for seven years.
Kate received her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas-Austin in Applied Learning and Development. She went on to receive a Specialist Degree in School Psychology from Texas State University- San Marcos.
Originally from Wisconsin, Kate found her way to Texas through rowing for The University of Texas. While in college, she met her husband. Together, they have two young children and live in Austin.
Natalie Boone, LMSW
Currently Under the Clinical Supervision of Vanessa Flores, LCSW-S, CDWF
My name is Natalie Boone and I am a Licensed Masters Social Worker focused on improving the lives of children and families through an integrative approach to therapy. I am compassionate, patient, warm, and open-mind in my work with clients. At the root of my practice it is my hope to provide you with a safe, healing, and growth oriented space where you feel understood. In our work together I will create a therapeutic plan to match the unique and specific needs that the client brings.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Science with a Minor in Child Development from the University of Florida. From there I began my work as a Youth Advocate at a local domestic violence shelter where my passion for helping traumatized youth grew. I then chose to pursue my Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. I have experience working with children 4 and up, adolescents, adults, parents, and families in a variety of settings. These include domestic violence shelters, home-based services, school settings, and now private practice work. I am an active board member of the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy and am passionate about connecting with children and teens in a relatable way.
I am passionate about helping children and teens overcome the sometimes tough things that life throws their way. Including navigating complex emotions, low self-esteem, and past or present trauma. I specialize in working with youth and families who have experienced trauma, attachment issues, and family of origin issues. By working together to heal from adverse life experiences we can move towards building healthy relationships, both with ourselves and others and develop the tools that are needed to sustain lasting change.