Jasmine Major is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She specializes in working with children and adolescents and believes that the concept of play serves multiple purposes - to relieve stress, to make sense of the world, and to experiment in a safe way. Further, she believes that imagination is the essence of play and that youth often use their imaginations to craft worlds, characters, and language that assists them in processing their personal realities. Jasmine builds on these strengths through play therapy, an evidence-based practice that encourages youth to bring their authentic selves to the therapeutic space and to express themselves in a way that is developmentally natural for them - through play. Play looks different throughout the lifespan, but Jasmine takes care to match the level of play to the individual's developmental level and willingness to play.

Jasmine has centered her education and training around working with children, adolescents, and families who present with a range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma-related symptoms, self-esteem difficulties, neurodevelopmental disorders, oppositional and conduct disorders, and adjustment disorders. Jasmine uses a person-centered and strengths-based integrative theoretical framework that combines elements of traditional talk therapies such as cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapies with play therapies that promote the natural development of children. Specifically, Jasmine has experience in Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT), Adlerian Play Therapy (APT), Filial and Family Play Therapy, Psychoanalytic Play Therapy, and Ecosystemic Play Therapy. She works collaboratively with children and parents to set therapeutic goals that honor where the child is developmentally while also encouraging the child's ability to effectively manage presenting concerns. Jasmine is a culturally sensitive therapist that promotes an ongoing awareness and understanding of the child and their family's background when formulating treatment goals, developing treatment plans, and implementing therapeutic interventions. Additionally, Jasmine has received extensive training in play therapy and additional training in suicide assessment, crisis intervention, and psychological first aid.

Jasmine received her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2019 and her Master of Social Work from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work in 2020. Prior to joining The Healing Place, Jasmine completed a macro internship at Mental Health America of Greater Houston as a Mental Health Trainer (2018-2019) and a clinical internship at Jewish Family Service as a Clinician and Group Facilitator (2019-2020). She also spent time as a Social Work Fellow at The Menninger Clinic (2021) where she facilitated individual therapy and weekly group sessions on the adolescent inpatient unit.

Jasmine is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Registered Play Therapist supervised by Steven Parks, LCSW-S, MBA, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-STM). She has trained extensively under Steven since 2019 through serving as his clinical intern during her graduate school clinical placement at Jewish Family Service (2019-2020), then working as his adolescent group co-facilitator at The Healing Place (2020-2022), and now practicing as a Staff Therapist at The Healing Place (2022-).

In her personal time, Jasmine enjoys learning Korean, playing board games with her family members, writing short fiction stories, and working on ways to improve access to mental health services.