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JEM is always looking for highly skilled and trained clinicians to join our team.

Requirements: Minimum – Provisionally licensed with a graduate degree (LMSW, LMFTA, LPCA), and fully clinically licensed clinicians (LCSW, LMFT, LPC).

If you’re interested in joining the JEM family, download this application and email it to or give us a call at (832) 568-4681 to learn more.

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Clinician Bios

Melanie E. Flint, LCSW-S, CGP, EAP

Owner & Clinical Director

Melanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Superviser.  She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work (2005), pursued internships in eating disorder residential treatment utilizing Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy and outpatient treatment at Baylor Psychiatry Clinic, and engaged in a Post-Graduate Social Work Fellowship at The Menninger Clinic.

Melanie was raised in Texas, although her family is originally from New York City.  They found their way to Texas  by way of her Father’s career with an oil company, living the expatriate lifestyle in the Middle East where she was born, and then on to Texas when she was a young girl.   This culturally rich and adventurous early life experience ignited a desire and passion in Melanie for diversity, travel and people.  At a young age she developed  interests and skill in horseback riding, competitive swimming, piano, and flute and went on to accept a swimming scholarship at The University of Houston.  After earning her BA with a minor in Psychology, she moved to New York City pursuing a career in modeling and acting before ultimately finding her way back to her truest passion, her interest and connections with people, which led her to pursue a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work. Melanie received  her Master’s Degree from the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work in 2005 and was awarded a post-graduate Social Work Fellowship at The Menninger Clinic in 2005.

Following her initial training at Baylor College of Medicine Psychiatry Clinic, her, post-graduate fellowship at The Menninger Clinic, and beginning of her  journey as a Mother, Melanie served as Primary Therapist and Director of Equine Services at Fulshear Ranch Academy before opening her clinical private practice in 2011. Utilizing her clinical skills and partnering with the horses has been one of the precious honors of Melanie’s professional career. 

Providing individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy.  Melanie’s  journey as a skilled, holistic, compassionate and collaborative clinician resulted in her creation of JEM Wellness & Counseling in 2018. Named after her three children and dedicated to supporting all members of her clients’ families, from the youngest to the oldest, she serves as the Clinical Director for JEM Wellness & Counseling, where she and the JEM team continue to provide outpatient office-based, virtual and equine assisted psychotherapy services to their clients in Greater Houston, Texas and the surrounding areas from three locations.  Each JEM clinician brings an area of expertise which, as a team, offers all clients The customized tailored treatment they need.  Melanie has a strong interest in supporting women and mothers, parents, and young adults with parenthood, life transition/individuation challenges.

Melanie firmly believes in the power of professional collaboration and community among her Houston based colleagues, colleagues around the country and with the JEM team of clinicians, engaging in ongoing consultation, frequent gatherings and annual retreats.  Melanie provides local and national workshops and public speaking engagements on managing anxiety, relationships, Mothering and the parenting journey.

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work (2005)
  • Internships in eating disorder residential treatment utilizing Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy and outpatient treatment at Baylor Psychiatry Clinic
  • Post-Graduate Social Work Fellowship at The Menninger Clinic
  • LCSW-S – Certified as a Supervisor in Clinical Social Work
  • CGP – Certified in Group Practitice
  • EAP – Certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • NL Group – Trained in Natural Lifemanship (Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) Group Psychotherapy
  • NL Level 1 – Trained in Natural Lifemanship (Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) Fundamentals
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Systems Theory
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Practice as needed to support her clients to become more fulfilled and productive in their lives
  • CGP – Certified Group Practitioner
  • Natural Lifemanship Level 1 (Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy)
  • The National Association of Social Workers
  • Houston Group Psychotherapy Society 
  • American Group Psychotherapy Society
  • University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work-Clinical Alumni
  • Houston Eating Disorder Specialists
  • EAGALA – Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association
  • Natural Lifemanship, Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Hannah McAllister, LMSW


Hannah is a Licensed Master of Social Worker (LMSW) with a wide range of experience working within multiple populations. Working with children, families, couples and individual adults, Hannah utilizes techniques with a person-centered – solution-focused lens, to walk beside each client through their therapeutic journey.

Hannah is a Texas transplant who was raised in Western Kentucky. Hannah’s upbringing has had a big influence in the lifestyle Hannah has chosen. Being 1 of 4 adopted children in a transracial family has helped Hannah learn to navigate within different lenses using multiple perspectives. Throughout her childhood, Hannah found comfort within sports. She participated in soccer, competitive cheerleading and track and field. Hannah accepted a Track and Field scholarship at Murray State University where she attended and obtained her Bachelors in Social Work.  After graduation she moved to Dallas, TX to attend The University of Texas at Arlington where she graduated with her Master of Social Work with a focus on children and families.

Following graduation for the next few years, Hannah increased her knowledge, skill set and passion by working for multiple nonprofits. She has experience running groups, working in schools, and providing individual and family therapy services. Hannah is constantly working to grow within the field and has completed her clinical hours. Hannah aims to provide a safe space for you to show up just as you are.  She offers an inclusive, culturally sensitive, nonjudgmental space where she works to connect with you using an empathetic lens. She strives to meet you where you are, while also challenging you to go further.  Hannah uses a person-centered, solution focused therapeutic style, allowing yourself to take the steps in your mental wellness journey while also helping to guide you.


Drink – Coffee, Water, Root Beer, Sparkling Water (Waterloo)

Candy – Anything Sour

Color – Earth tones (burnt orange, browns, olive green)

Book – Harry Potter Series

Holiday – Halloween

Quote – “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light” – Albus Dumbledore

  • Master of Social Work with Children and Families focus from University of Texas, Arlington (2016)
  • Licensed Master of Social Work (#104367)
  • Mental Health First Aid for Adolescents and Adults
  • Why Try Certified
  • Sexual Health Alliance, Sex Therapy/Couples Counseling Certification (in progress)
  • Motivation Interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Why Try – Positive Decision Making
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention
  • Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents
  • National Association of Social Workers
Chau Nguyen, LMSW

Chau Nguyen, LMSW


Chau is a Licensed Master Social Worker with more than a decade of experience advocating for  women, children and families of trauma and abuse. A 2010 graduate of the University of  Houston Graduate College of Social Work, Chau believes you are the expert of your own story,  and she is passionately committed to making your therapeutic journey respectful, authentic  and safe.

Chau’s own healing journey from trauma began with her immediate family, when her parents  escaped Vietnam and the Vietnam War with her and her three older siblings. Immigrating from  half a world away, Chau’s family would eventually make their way to Texas and call Houston,  home. Chau’s experience as a refugee immigrant shaped her upbringing. She was an empathic  child, was curious about a world that sometimes felt cruel, and became a voracious reader at a  young age. That thirst for knowledge and connection served her well, when she graduated  from college and pursued a career as a television reporter and anchor, working in Guam,  Saipan, Atlanta and eventually returning to Houston, where she would “hang up her TV News  hat” to pursue her lifeline passion to serve and help others. 

While in graduate school, she trained at both Baylor College Transition Medicine Clinic where  she counseled chronically ill young adults, and at IntraCare Behavioral Health, a non-profit,  private psychiatric hospital. Her post-graduate work in both non-profit and private practices in  the Houston area involved counseling individuals, families, children and teens.  

Chau’s counseling style is interactive and empathic. She is a “meet you where you are, as you  are” strengths-based psychotherapist, and her acute listening skills honed as a journalist is key  to every successful therapeutic relationship she enters. She strongly believes every client  should feel heard as they take that first and courageous step towards living a more fulfilling,  joyful life. 

She has a keen interest counseling women, children, teens and families. When she is not seeing  clients at JEM Wellness and Counseling, you’ll find Chau advocating for women and children,  speaking on a wide range of subjects including, trauma, abuse, and political and social justice  issues. She is a contributing op-ed writer on RA News and is a frequent panelist on the popular  FOX26 News weekly TV Show, “What’s Your Point.”  

Chau is the mother of two young daughters and a Shih Tzu Yorkie mix, a Shorkie, named  Peanut. 

  • MA, Social Work, University of Houston (2010)
  • Licensed Master Social Worker (License #54265) 
  • Trauma Counselor for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking
  • Certified Anger Resolution Therapist (CART)
  • Internships counseling chronically ill young adults and inpatient psychiatric facility
  • Neuro feedback trained for children and teens 
  • EMDR Trained
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
  • Strengths-Based Therapy 
  • Solution-focused Therapy 
  • Client-Centered Therapy 
  • Trauma-focused Therapy
  • EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Serving adults, teens and children 
  • Specializing in stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, depression, coping with life changes,  relationship issues, parenting, grief, anger management
  • Houston Women’s Commission Appointee 
  • Board member, UH Friends of Women’s Studies 
  • Advisory Council, Santa Maria Hostel 
  • Advisory Board, Houston Achievement Place 
  • American Leadership Forum, Class 47 Fellow Guest Panelist, “What’s Your Point” on FOX26 News 
  • Contributing Op-Ed Writer, RA News   
Tanner Raab, LMSW

Tanner Raab, LMSW


Tanner is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) specializing in cognitive and behavioral therapies. Tanner utilizes his skills and expertise to help clients of all ages uncover their ideal path forward, as he joins his clients in identifying and processing their unique barriers. Under clinical supervision, he empowers adults, children, and the greater family unit through relational turmoil and communication difficulties, as well as feelings of isolation, anxiety, confusion, uncertainty, guilt, and shame.

Tanner is a Licensed Master of Social Work, actively pursuing advanced clinical licensure under the supervision of Melanie E. Flint, LCSW-S, CGP, EAP. He enjoys working with adolescents, teenagers, young adults, adults, and families! Tanner’s clinical experiences span inpatient and outpatient settings, which have provided him with a wealth of knowledge on both short-term and long-term therapeutic treatment modalities. Before coming to the University of Houston for his master’s degree, he worked at a crisis stabilization hospital, primarily helping adults with suicidal ideation or severe alcohol and drug dependencies. Upon coming to the University of Houston, he was awarded the GLOBE fellowship, which provided specialized case studies, seminars, and courses designed to improve cultural and community-based competencies for future mental health practitioners. Concurrently with the fellowship, he interned at the Baylor College of Medicine’s Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, providing individual and group therapy to a wide array of patient symptoms and life challenges (e.g., major depression, anxiety, complicated bereavement, binge eating disorder, and ADHD). Having worked in different clinical settings, with a diverse range of patients, Tanner utilizes these experiences to identify a unique treatment catered to each patient. Tanner aims to work collaboratively with his clients to ensure they always feel, and believe in, their progress along this journey.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work (2022)
  • Internships in a crisis stabilization behavioral hospital and outpatient treatment at the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic
  • GLOBE Fellowship at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work (2021-22)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy

Aly K. Jacobs, LMSW, CCTP-II


Aly is a Licensed Master of Social Work acquiring her advanced clinical licensure under the supervision of Jennifer Varela, LCSW-S. Prior to joining the team at JEM Wellness and Counseling, Aly worked for nearly 20 years at a local non-profit violence prevention and intervention agency that provides support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Aly is a Licensed Master of Social Work acquiring her advanced clinical licensure under the supervision of Jennifer Varela, LCSW-S. Prior to joining the team at JEM Wellness and Counseling, Aly worked for nearly 20 years at a local non-profit violence prevention and intervention agency that provides support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The knowledge and experience gathered through years of providing therapeutic support to survivors led her to pursue doctoral education at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, where she is actively working on completing her degree.

Aly’s approach to counseling aims to center the strengths of each individual as they navigate the difficult and challenging seasons of life. Authenticity, trust, collaboration, and respect are key to ensuring the experience of counseling is meaningful. Aly seeks to offer a brave, supportive, and non-judgmental space for you to be the expert of your experiences, to process your emotions, and to form a path forward towards healing. Aly is a Certified Trauma Professional, with expertise is working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence and is further trained in cognitive processing therapy (CPT) and trust-based relation intervention (TBRI).

In her free time, Aly enjoys working out and spending time with her husband, son, and two foster-WIN dogs.

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work (Expected 2026)
  • Master of Social Work (2022)
  • Master of Education in Counseling Psychology (2007)
  • Licensed Master Social Work (#107765)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Provider-II (2023)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy Certification (2019)
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention Practitioner (2018)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

Margaret J. Foss, ACC

Transformational Life Coach

Margaret is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation. Her valued training, at Coach Rice, within the halls of Rice University‘s Jones Graduate School of Business has bolstered over two decades of experience as a Human Resource Director, and roles in direct service supporting clients in the social services.  Guiding and supporting her employees and clients through the years toward realizing their passions and natural skillsets, and guiding them toward realizing their potential is her passion.  Margaret commits to partnering with her clients toward revealing and releasing barriers, while guiding them toward the realization of their goals and potential.

Margaret possesses a strong passion for empowering lives through coaching and supporting others on their paths to personal growth and transformation.

Margaret’s diverse work history underscores her commitment to making a positive impact on people’s lives. She initiated her career in the realm of Children’s Protective Services, extending support and care to sexually abused children, and advocating for their well-being and recovery. Subsequently, she dedicated two decades to serving as a Human Resource Director, garnering a profound comprehension of interpersonal dynamics and the obstacles individuals encounter within the workplace. This role enabled her to refine coaching and leadership skills, enabling employees to surmount challenges and excel in their professional endeavors.

Beyond her professional sphere, Margaret demonstrates dedication to community service. She volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, contributing to the construction of homes and provision of shelter for those in need. In addition, she offered her time and assistance to Memorial Herman Hospice, delivering comfort and companionship to individuals confronting end-of-life challenges. Her personal journey as a young adult caregiver for her mother during her battle with cancer ingrained values of empathy, resilience, and the significance of being a supportive presence during trying times. Drawing from her own struggles with a loved one’s addiction, she deeply empathizes with all those affected by such challenges.

As a life coach, Margaret vows to guide clients toward finding inner strength, formulating positive strategies, and embarking on transformative paths to healing and growth. Her approach centers on meeting clients where they stand and guiding them through life’s barriers, transitions, and hurdles. She holds a steadfast belief that every individual has the capacity to thrive and accomplish their aspirations, and she’s dedicated to enabling them to access their inherent strength and abilities.

Whether aiding in breaking through limiting beliefs, managing complex life shifts, or charting a course for personal development, her coaching approach hinges on establishing a secure and nurturing space for clients. Collaboratively, she assists clients in identifying their obstacles, setting attainable objectives, and crafting pragmatic strategies to enact lasting positive change. Expressing deep gratitude for the opportunity to steer and embolden individuals on their transformative journeys, Margaret eagerly anticipates the chance to create a meaningful impact in the lives of those fortunate enough to receive her coaching.

Understanding that each life story is a narrative awaiting its author, Margaret stands ready to empower those who aspire to rewrite their tales with resilience, bravery, and unwavering trust in their potential. Together, she and her clients embark on a transformative journey that culminates in growth, self-discovery, and a life fully lived.

  • ACC, International Coaching federation (2023)
  • NLP Practitioner Credential (2023)
  • Life Coach Accreditation, Rice University (2022)
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Houston (1998)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Coaching (CBC): Focused on identifying and altering negative thought patterns and behaviors to achieve specific goals.
  • Solution-Focused Coaching (SFC): Emphasizes finding solutions and building on strengths rather than dwelling on problems or past issues.
  • Positive Psychology Coaching (PPC): Utilizes principles from positive psychology to promote well-being, happiness, and personal growth.
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP): Involves understanding how language and patterns of thought can be used to change behavior and achieve desired outcomes.
  • International Coaching Federation, Global
  • International Coaching Federation, Houston Chapter

Darcy Konzelmann, LMSW


Darcy is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) specializing in trauma-informed care and anxiety/depression.  Darcy utilizes her skills and expertise to help clients of all ages heal and acquire the tools they need to thrive, as she joins her clients in paving an empowered road forward. She is passionate about empowering children, teens, and adults through their unique barriers and challenges to accomplish their goals and experience strong and healthy relationships.

Darcy is a Licensed Master of Social Work acquiring her advanced clinical licensure under the supervision of Vicki Zararte LCSW-S. Originally from New Jersey and later moved to North Carolina as an early teen, she developed an understanding of resilience and adaptability. In 2013, she joined the U.S. Navy, further enhancing her ability to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds. After discharging from the Navy and relocating to Texas in 2017, Darcy pursued her passion for helping others by obtaining a Master’s degree in Social Work from Baylor University in 2022. 

Before becoming a part of the JEM Wellness and Counseling team, she specialized in helping survivors of violence with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues at a non-profit violence prevention and intervention agency. Her clinical experience also extends to inpatient care at a local psychiatric hospital, primarily helping adults and teens with severe mental health crises. 

Darcy believes a therapeutic relationship characterized by empathy and trust is the foundation for a collaborative exploration of clients’ experiences and goals.

  • Licensed Master of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work, Baylor University (2022)
  • EMDR Trained
  • US Navy (2013-2017)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Client-centered approach
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

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