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Jess Westcott, PhD


  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Center Activities

I stepped into this role on June 1st, so much of my time has been spent observing, learning, and taking in all the facets of clinical training at the Student Counseling Center. I am enjoying integrating myself into the campus community and finding all that UT has to offer!

Theoretical Style

My approach to therapy utilizes a relational-cultural framework that centers authenticity and mutuality. I believe that change and growth happen in and through relationships, and that the relationship between a client and counselor is often the starting point for developing relational resilience with self and others.

Professional Interests

My professional interests include supervision and training, group therapy, and working with students who have historically marginalized identities. I enjoy working with all clients, regardless of presenting concerns, and love the enthusiasm and motivation students bring to counseling. My areas of clinical expertise include ADHD and LGBTQ+ identity exploration.

Personal interests

I am most at peace when I am spending time with my amazing wife and our cats Bucky, Pepper, Evan, and Lily. I love playing board and tabletop games, watching anime, and following college sports. For the foreseeable future, outside of work I am most likely to be found searching for Koroks and paragliding to explore new places.