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Jessica Kilpatrick

Jessica Kilpatrick


Jessica Kilpatrick is a licensed professional counselor and the chief program officer at STARRY in Round Rock, Texas. Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development from The University of Texas at Austin  and a Master's in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. She has more than 20 years of experience in working with children in foster home, school, community center, and counseling settings.

Jessica worked as a counselor at STARRY for four years before becoming their program support specialist and later, director of training and program development for both the counseling and foster care programs. She worked for more than six years to implement trauma-informed care throughout STARRY services and the greater community. Jessica is now the chief program officer at STARRY, working to develop, sustain, assess, and improve programs. She is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention Educator, Practitioner, and Mentor and has trained over 2,000 teachers, parents, and professionals in TBRI. Jessica is passionate about changing the world for children.

Articles by Jessica Kilpatrick

It is frustrating when your child talks back

What to Do When Kids Talk Back

Why your child talks back and how you can make them feel heard.

Positive Parenting Techniques with Teens
Tweens & Teens

Positive Parenting Techniques with Teens

What can I do about my unruly teen?

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