I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Arizona. I have been working in the field of behavioral health since 2006 and specifically as a counselor since 2012. I've worked with clients of all ages who were facing challenges in both urban and rural settings. I aim to be accepting, compassionate, and nonjudgmental no matter what you are going through. The last thing anyone needs when they are struggling is more shame. (We tend to do an awfully good job of shaming ourselves, don't we?!)
I believe in a strengths-based approach. I will work with you to identify your positive qualities, passions, and natural supports and use them to assist you in your current difficulties. You are stronger than you know! :) I can give a lot of practical suggestions and "homework" -- or I'm happy to just listen. What I won't do is tell you what to do (unless it's a safety issue).
I'm pretty down to earth and practical. I try to stay away from clinical jargon and just speak plainly. I do think it's helpful to understand how our brains and bodies react to events in our lives. One of my core beliefs is that "there is nothing wrong with you." It's been my experience that feeling better is often a matter of practicing new skills and habits, such as self-compassion; gratitude; setting healthy boundaries; connecting with others; or learning appropriate ways to soothe yourself when distressed. Of course, there are also times when more services, such as medication or substance abuse treatment, are appropriate and we can discuss that together. I'm here to support and encourage you in your efforts to change.
I'm generally available for live sessions Monday/Wednesday/Fridays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. I look forward to connecting with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
AZ LPC LPC-16533
Jessica is an amazing therapist. I feel like she truly cares. She continues to check on me even during breaka in therapy.
Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Great work done here
Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning grief, and coaching
Kind, helpful, validating, and an expert listener
Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Jessica has been so helpful and insightful in a short period of time. She is very easy to open up to and offers a lot of great suggestions for things I’ve been going through. I always look forward to our sessions each week.
Written on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Jessica does an excellent job and gives great guidance for all my troubles.
Written on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I enjoy working with Jessica. I feel like she understand me, and she has given me great exercises to use when working through some issues.
Written on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks