TruthTribe exists to provide a fun, engaging and safe environment for young women ages 13-18. We utilize yoga, mindfulness and creative expression to help girls dig deep and transform from the inside-out.
TruthTribe came to fruition over several years of collaborating and dreaming up our 'ideal' model for helping teens feel empowered and set their young adult lives on the best path for success.
In the summer of 2015 everything came together perfectly as Jill decided to transition into private practice. Jessica started her Yoga Training in late July, completing by early October and Jill began her training and certification process in October, finishing up in January 2016.
We didn't know exactly how everything would come together but we took a leap of faith and created our first tribe in October 2015.
Today we continue to fill up our groups and draw more attention to this unique model of teen empowerment and are excited to add workshops and intensives to our services this summer.
Meet the Team
Jill Tucker LPC-S, 200RYT
Jessica Pass LMFT-S
Co-Founder, Therapist, Supervisor & Yoga Instructor
Jill Ahrens Tucker, LPC-S is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor. Jill provides individual, group and family therapy primarily for adolescents, young adults, and their families who are struggling with substance abuse, behavioral issues, or mental health issues. She enjoys incorporating experiential activities into individual and group sessions with teens and young people, and she is passionate about engaging adolescents and young adults in their therapeutic process. Jill was previously employed by The Council on Alcohol and Drugs from 2009 to 2015, first as the original Choices Counselor and later as Program Manager overseeing multiple Choices Counselors. Choices is a comprehensive counseling, education, and prevention program in local high schools which aims to reduce 15 high-risk behaviors among adolescents. In addition to managing Choices, Jill was the facilitator for The Council’s High Risk Behavior Class and the Adolescent Process Group. Most recently, Jill completed her 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher Certification through BIG Power Yoga in Houston, TX. In her spare time, Jill enjoys running marathons, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends and loved ones.
C0-Founder, Therapist & Supervisor
Jessica is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for helping her clients connect in more authentic ways with the people they love. She received her Master’s degree at Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy and her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University. During her years in California, Jessica had the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of clinicians specializing in child, adolescent and family work, specifically those affected by trauma or addiction. Jessica has also served as the lead therapist within several intensive outpatient programs for teens and their families, gathering a wealth of knowledge and experience working with adolescents and young adults in crisis. Upon moving to Houston in 2010, Jessica continued her work with families affected by drugs and alcohol at Teen and Family Services prior to launching out to her private practice in the fall of 2012. In addition to her interest in helping others feel more empowered and authentic in their relationships, Jessica taught pilates and spin classes for DEFINE body & mind for three years, where she realized her love for integrating her training in psychology and physical fitness. In October 2015, she completed her Yoga Teacher Training through YogaOne in Houston and is currently working to complete her certification as a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). When she's not in session or on her mat, Jessica loves spending time with her husband & children, exploring new restaurants & coffee shops and being outdoors as often as possible.
Amy Wong LCDC, LMFTA
Supervised by Jessica Pass LMFT-S
Hi, I'm Amy and I'm passionate about helping clients find their full potential and build strong relationships with themselves and others. As a relationship therapist, I help you identify strengths and resources you might not realize you have; paving the way for healing, deeper relationships and life satisfaction.
I thoroughly enjoy helping couples learn to communicate more effectively, repair while they build and/or repair their relationship and also work with families who are going through significant life changes such as the birth of a child, weathering the storm of adolescence, re-marriage and divorce.
I believe that in order for therapy to be effective, each client needs to feel fully supported, heard and valued. I comment to provide an environment where each member is heard and can express their concerns free of judgment or criticism. And because of this I encourage all potential clients to make sure their therapist is the "right" fit for them.
Anika Wiltgen, LPC-Intern
Supervised by Jill Tucker, LPC-S
Hi, I’m Anika. I enjoy working with youth who struggle to cope with depression, anxiety and the challenges of everyday life. I help them turn barriers into opportunities through relationship building and experiential activities. I am interested in attachment relationships and want to help others develop fulfilling, supportive relationships to enrich their lives. I enjoy teaching adolescent girls to find strength within themselves through self-exploration and reflection. I believe in the healing power of relationships and enjoy fostering connections between individuals.
I’ve published multiple research papers studying attachment, anxiety and personality dysfunction. I got my undergraduate degree at Miami University in Ohio and my graduate degree at the University of Houston. I completed my graduate program internship at The Council on Recovery where I provided assessments, education, and therapeutic services to adolescents and their families who struggled with substances and high-risk behaviors. In addition to my work with TruthTribe, I conduct diagnostic interviews as part of an adult outcomes research project at The Menninger Clinic.
When I’m not engaging with clients, I can be found traveling and backpacking in places like Colorado and Iceland. I’ve traveled to 13 countries on three continents. I believe time spent in nature can be curative and cathartic and I strive to spend as much time outdoors as I possibly can.
Leah Singer, LPC-Intern
Supervised by Jill Tucker, LPC-S
Greetings! My name is Leah J. Singer, a native Houstonian and an alumna from the University of Houston. I am the program coordinator for Cougars in Recovery at the University of Houston. Here, I work closely with students who are active in recovery from addiction. I give them the tools and support to work through the unique struggles that students in recovery face.
My interest in recovery counseling was shaped throughout my life experiences, education, and clinical training. The initial pull that ignited my passion to pursue recovery counseling were the addictions my parents and brother have and continue to battle. Experiencing the effects that addiction has on my family system and my own development empowered me to want to help those affected by addiction.
It was during my year-long counseling internship at The Council on Recovery, where I was able to channel this passion in a therapeutic capacity. Here, I developed and refined my clinical skills through conducting psychosocial assessments, psychoeducational interventions, and individual, group, family, and couples therapy. Supplemental to my counseling background, is over two years of combined experience in diverse rehabilitative, teaching, and crisis intervention settings. The ages of individuals I have empowered range from toddlers to teenagers to adults. Although I have worked with many ages, most of my clinical experiences are with adolescents and young adults.
When I’m not helping others I can be found practicing heated yoga, cooking, reading, and exploring. I love spending weekends relaxing with a self-help or fiction book in hand, or at the dog park with my fur babies, Luna, a purebred German Shepherd, and Gator, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix. A fun fact about Luna is that she knows all of the commands required to take the Canine Good Citizen exam to become a therapy dog. Like mother like fur-daughter!
I show up in each moment of my life with this quote in mind: “Feel the fear and do it anyway.” Everyday I test myself to do one thing that challenges me, allowing me to evolve into a stronger, more present human being. It is this mindset that I apply to my clinical work, as I aim to empower individuals to discover and harness their own capabilities. Through yoga I have uncovered and strengthened facets of my being that I never knew existed. It has also offered clarity and peace in the most difficult moments of my life. This is why I value Truth Tribe. I hope to facilitate the process of peace, clarity, and discovery for young women and support them on their journey of self-discovery.
Hayley Citro, LPC-Intern
Supervised by Jill Tucker, LPC-S
Hi, I’m Hayley. As an LPC-Intern & LCDC-Intern, I serve people who are struggling with mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse issues. I help them bring more peace into their lives by focusing on inner-strengths and self-acceptance. I also enjoy utilizing mindfulness and other experiential techniques in session which are beneficial in treating anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. I received a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Texas A&M University-College Station and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Mary’s University-San Antonio.
Much of my clinical experience has been gained working with the homeless and adolescent populations through various non-profit organizations. In addition to my work with Truth Tribe, I provide intensive case management and counseling services to formerly homeless individuals reintegrating into our community through a non-profit called SEARCH Homeless Services. I am passionate about this work as it involves encouraging others to use their voice, thus feeling more empowered and connected. I have found this work to be pertinent to working with adolescents who are also learning to use their voice and finding their place in the world.
When I’m not working for SEARCH and Truth + Tribe, you can find me on my yoga mat or trying new restaurants. I also enjoy live music and have an obsession with dachshunds and sweets. Come join my journey with Truth Tribe where we can work towards empowerment, connection, and growth.