I am an LCSW with over 9 years of clinical practice in the State of Oregon. My experience varies from working with individuals with severe mental illness in an intensive community stabilization program, crisis intervention, children, families and Veterans. I have additional certified training in adult and child ADHD, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, and LGBTQIA issues.
Working through the pandemic has shown the difficulties people are experiencing, whether it be grief and the loss of loved ones or relationships, isolation, changes in environment, or increased anxiety or depression. We may find that our previous methods of coping may not be as useful as in previous times. Our world and our environments may have significantly changed and that can be overwhelming to maneuver at times. Providing a safe space for people to process such emotions or feelings is very important to me. My approach to therapy is empowering, cognitive, and client centered. I am your partner in recovery, and together we will find the best style of coping or processing that works for you. In addition, I will always strive to understand and respect your race, gender, religion, or any other identifying factor that may be important in your therapeutic approach.
Lastly, I strongly believe that progress in therapy starts with respect and rapport building to strengthen trust in the therapeutic relationship. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy and client centered therapy in my practice, or an integration of several of the different modalities, depending on your treatment goals.
Congratulations on making the step toward improved mental health and wellbeing. Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to hearing from you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OR LCSW L8344
Jessie is great at making me feel heard and understood. She has helped me feel more confident in my mental health. I'm excited to keep learning and growing.
Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Jessie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, and adhd
I would recommend Jessie as a therapist. She is a great listener and help give me some tools that I needed and have been lacking. She genuinely cares about people and it definitely shows. I would definitely say this has helped me during a hard time in my life when I needed a listening ear and someone to help with some ideas to help me cope. 5 stars
Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Jessie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes