I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in California and a Psychological Candidate completing a doctorate program. I have experience in treating trauma, family dynamics, life changes/transitions, and relationships.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. Your experience is priority and our collaborative work will honor that.
I believe that speaking our experience and practicing vulnerability is an absolutely daring act. Allowing ourselves to be seen and understood is brave and is the first step toward change and freedom. My approach combines brainspotting, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and trauma informed. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs, partnering emotional work with appropriate psychoeducation.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 120646
Jessica is amazing. She always makes me feel supported and like my feelings are valid, even when I'm spiraling and questioning everything--emotions included--around me. She helps me to find the ground when I feel like I'm lost in a sea of chaos and anxiety. I feel motivated and supported when it comes to working on my emotional health, my goals, and finding happiness, following a session with her. Our sessions leave me feeling creatively energized and inspired.
Written on Oct 20, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I've only had a couple sessions with Jessica, but she hones in on my needs and helps me ground myself when I feel overwhelmed. She's easy to talk to and has great insight.
Written on Sep 03, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion
Jessica listens to me and helps me to face and solve my issues in a very encouraging approach.
Written on Sep 02, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties