Good day to you! My name is Jessica and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor. After earning my bachelor’s degree in psychology, I found myself working with animals while working toward my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have experience with inpatient psychiatric clients, case management for federal inmates, and as a counselor in community-based non-intensive outpatient clinics. My passion for counseling was born from my own experiences and those of my family. I was raised by two US Marines so I’ve lived all over. I spent eight years working in veterinary medicine, and worked with my animal patients, but also their caretakers. No other environment has taught me more about empathy, the power of nonverbal communication, and how precious life is, even at its end.
My approach to counseling is based in existentialism and the belief that purpose and meaning lead to a person’s most fulfilling life. I especially enjoy helping individuals who struggle with self-limiting beliefs, persistent and severe mental illness, and history of trauma find healing, as well as practical methods to cope with stressors and build a purposeful and satisfying life. I’m particularly driven to help clients who suffer from chronic self-destructive behaviors such as self-harm and suicidal ideations.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, ADHD, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Dissociation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Jessica has been very relatable and willing to listen to my concerns. She is attentive to my needs while simultaneously willing to help me navigate whether or not those needs are valid.
Written on Jun 19, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Jessica is someone who speaks the same language. You know she’s been through it and can trust that she genuinely understands
Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Jessica has been my therapist for a few months now, and besides being such a great listener she’s been really influential in helping me accept myself for who I am while also making strides to improve. She gives clear actionable insights that have been a game changer for me in my relationships with myself and others. Would 10/10 recommend her to my friends and anybody else who feels like they need help.
Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management
Jessica is caring, professional and thoughtful.
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and
Jessica helped me understand the depth of depression, anxiety and anger that was consuming my daily life. Valued and challenged my suggestions and opinions on how to help them. With that she helped me gain and grow my self esteem, mindfulness and anger management. Recommended author's and certain books to gain knowledge on these subjects to better manage and maintain the level of clarity I have achieved. I thoroughly enjoy our sessions and would highly recommend her expertise!!
Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
She's pretty awesome
Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compas