"Little by little, one travels far." - J.R.R. Tolkien
Hello. First of all, thank you for taking the first step in caring for your mental health. I would be honored to walk alongside you in your personal journey. Seeking therapy can be stressful in itself, and I understand forming a trusting relationship in a safe space is one essential part of therapy. I value collaboration and finding strengths in your personal story. Deepening the understanding of our self concept and how we have known the world invites the opportunity to explore new attitudes moving forward in life events and relationships.
I passionately believe in the mind body connection. Integrating cognitive approaches along with somatic approaches can be a key in alleviating symptoms and processing through challenges such as trauma, anxiety and depression. Bringing somatic approaches to the therapy may look like movement, yoga poses, breath-work or mindfulness. These tools are not only helpful as coping skills to cultivate calmness day-to-day, but also for processing through past memories and overcoming obstacles.
Jessica is a licensed marriage and family therapist and substance abuse counselor. She takes a systemic approach to therapy placing emphasis on family history and relationships. Jessica has been working in community mental health for 6 years and has experience working with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, sports performance, and adjusting to life transitions. She is trained in EMDR and Yoga for Emotional Health and Healing. She also offers traditional talk therapy approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative approaches, solutions-focused, and motivational interviewing for mental health and substance use disorders.