Jennifer Aguirre is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been in private practice for the past nine years. She cares deeply about cultural competence in counseling, helping people live balanced and healthy lives, and helping them identify the patterns, cycles, and habits that keep them from thriving. She is passionate about helping others understand how culture, race, gender, sexuality, and faith intersect with mental and emotional health issues.
She has her Master’s in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. Prior to that, Jennifer was a campus staff member at Texas Tech University for five years and continues to volunteer regularly. Jennifer is married to Rene Aguirre, who is on staff with InterVarsity as the Senior Associate Director of LaFe. In her free time, she likes to play with makeup and build things with wood and power tools.
I have been thinking a lot about how the pandemic and sheltering in place with families and friends—some healthy and some not so healthy—affects us. Why are some people more resilient while others are struggling so much? What factors are at play here, and how can we all move toward holistic health?