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    Meet Dr. Strait

    Hi, I’m Dr. Jacque.

    We might have some things in common.

    I’m a born and bred Texan, and I’m smart like you. I got my PhD at West Virginia University, and I’m trained in neuropsychology, which is the study of how the brain works to impact our behaviors.

    But let’s get a little deeper.

    I wasn’t exactly born with a silver spoon. My parents weren’t equipped to take care of me. Luckily I had loving grandparents ready to step in and take the reigns, but I know what it’s like to come from a different type of upbringing and to feel that inner drive to succeed at all costs, show the world what you can do…and end up damn tired in the process.

    I keep growing on my own path so I can keep reporting back to you that yes, it’s better over here on the other side.

    I’ve done the work: now I’m the guide.

    My clients tell me that my warm and calm presence makes all the difference in them finally being able to open up and let a professional deeply help them.

    My friends and family tell me I am a straight-shooter…no BS.

    I call it like I see it, but in a way that puts people at ease and supports them in growing.

    I’m also a fitness and wellness enthusiast (read: gym rat!), and I know a great deal about the proven connection between your physical and mental health. Don’t worry, I don’t force my clients to the gym 10 times a week, but if you’re interested in learning about your mind-body connection and how to really push your potential, I’ll happily support your learning curve.

    Helping people like you is my strength and my passion. Change can start as soon as you pick up that phone.

    I can’t wait for you to experience how much better life can feel!


    • APA (American Psychological Association
    • TPA (Texas Psychological Association)
    • HPA (Houston Psychological Association)
    • National Register of Health Service Psychologists
    • PsyPact Credentialed Psychologist Mobility #6132

    (If you want to check out my formal bio, keep scrolling below.)

    My Education & Experience

    Dr. Jacquelyn Strait (Dr. Jacque) is a licensed psychologist and the owner of Winding Way Therapy, a private practice offering comprehensive psychological services within the Greater Houston (Texas) area. With over 19 years of experience in the helping professions and 10 years in private practice, she has provided psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults throughout her career. Dr. Jacque specializes in providing targeted and individualized psychological treatment to African American professionals. With a focus on working with adults, she ensures that treatment is specifically tailored to their unique goals and needs.

    Dr. Jacque is deeply committed to providing culturally competent care and advancing advocacy efforts for people of color. She has conducted extensive research on racial identity development, cultural competency, and the impact of colorblindness in the field of counseling psychology. Additionally, she has actively participated in neuropsychological research aimed at assessing stroke literacy efforts within the African American community in Appalachia.

    Community involvement and advocacy hold great importance for Dr. Jacque. She served as the co-chair of Melanin Minds Matter, a non-profit, school-based organization that offers mental health education to girls of color. Furthermore, she is a proud member of the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (Division 45). In recognition of her dedication, Dr. Jacque was selected to participate in the prestigious Emerging Leaders Program of the Texas Psychological Association in 2023. In this role, she is actively involved in promoting diversity and inclusion efforts at the Texas state legislative level.

    Dr. Jacque’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Baylor University, a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Science-Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University. During her internship at the Texas Tech University Student Counseling Center, she gained experience providing individual therapy, group therapy, and outreach services to students, faculty, and staff.

    Additionally, she completed her post-doctoral internship at the offices of Larry Pollock Ph.D. and Associates, a prominent neuropsychology private practice in Houston, Texas.  With a wealth of experience working in diverse settings such as college counseling centers, community mental health centers, hospitals, and private practice, Dr. Jacque possesses a broad range of expertise. She has also conducted psychological and neuropsychological evaluations while working with survivors of brain injury. This strong generalist training, combined with her specialized background in neuropsychology, equips her to effectively work with individuals from various backgrounds.

    Dr. Jacque has received several notable honors throughout her career, including the Psi Chi Graduate Leadership Award, the Graduate Student Honors and Leadership Award in Psychology, the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities Research Award, and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists Early Career Credentialing award.

    As an active member of professional organizations, Dr. Jacque maintains memberships in the American Psychological Association, the Association of Black Psychologists, the Texas Psychological Association, and the Houston Psychological Association. Moreover, she is a credentialed psychologist listed with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists and has been approved to provide interjurisdictional Telepsychology services through PsyPact.

    In her spare time, Dr. Jacque finds joy and balance in a vibrant array of hobbies and activities. She dedicates time to challenge her physical strength through weight training and various fitness activities. Beyond the gym, Dr. Jacque treasures moments spent alongside her family.  She also finds time to “garden” using her questionable green thumb. In between her misadventures in gardening, Dr. Jacque loves to explore new cultures through world travel. When home, Dr. Jacque can be found basking in the loving chaos of her large extended family gatherings filled with loud storytelling, laughter, the natural harmony of rhythm and blues music playing in the background, and imperfect connectedness.

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