Jelka Jonker

(MA, LMFT, 5041)
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About Me

I am a licensed family and marriage therapist based in Austin, Texas with over 19 years of experience. Throughout my career I have worked with a diverse population providing mental health counseling, relational/marital counseling and life coaching. I have worked with a broad range of concerns including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, career challenges, self esteem and LGBTQIA+ issues. I also have experience as a co-facilitator of Enneagram workshops.

My counseling style is caring and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach to counseling combines client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and solution focused therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I will work with you to discover strategies, solutions and insights to help you practice new ways to thrive and become your best self.

It takes courage for a person to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first step towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LIMFT #5041 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Written by J.E. on Sep 07, 2021 after counseling with Jelka for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Jelka has been very helpful and understanding of someone experiencing loss of a long-term relationship. She puts her focus on individual needs and focuses on respect of one's self. She reaches out if there are any scheduling conflicts, and provides options. I would highly recommend.

Written by D.E. on May 24, 2021 after counseling with Jelka for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

Jelka Jonker is amazing . She is very friendly and easy to talk to . I appreciate all the help