I am originally from Miami, Florida. I obtained my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from NOVA Southeastern University, where I specialized in long-term mental illness, and got my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida State University, where I majored in Psychology. I have had the privilege of treating clientele from diverse backgrounds in both English and Spanish, and have experience working in a variety of settings such as inpatient programs, crisis units, community mental health centers, and outpatient clinics. While my theoretical orientation is eclectic, I lean toward Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and Rogerian (or Person-Centered) approaches.
I help clients identify their problematic thinking patterns, develop coping mechanisms, process their trauma, and understand how past experiences affect their current level of functioning. I value the transformative nature of strong therapeutic relationships, and am proficient in providing therapy for individuals, groups, couples, and families. My goal is to apply my compassion and expertise to the therapeutic process, while helping my clients improve their lives, ultimately attaining a sense of peace and fulfillment.
In therapy, I am empathetic, nonjudgmental, and personable; I create a safe space in which clients can begin the process of healing. When needed, I know how to gently guide people through the exploration of their vulnerabilities, losses, grief, and trauma. The philosophy behind my therapeutic approach is best captured in Ernest Hemingway’s famous words: “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”
- Stress, Anxiety
- Bipolar disorder
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Love , Sexuality Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
Psychologist #PY10940 (Expires: 2022-05-31)
In the last few sessions with Jessica, I can feel my life changing. She listens and asks the right questions while also making me feel so comfortable. I have felt comfortable sharing things I thought I never would, even with my last therapist. She is wonderful.
Jessica is really wonderful, I feel completely comfortable talking about my ex and prior relationship. My sessions with Jessica have helped immensely.
Jessica has been amazing as a counselor. I struggle to open up and allow myself to feel vulnerable even with my counselor, but she creates a welcoming and open environment to break down and discuss the numerous messages I send her in a week.
She is the absolute best!