Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with more than five years of experience. Jessica works with clients who struggle with co-occurring disorders involving mood, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, personality, and trauma. Her experience includes Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, community mental health, and private practice settings. Jessica completed her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL where she specialized in working with both adult and adolescent populations.
Jessica’s career began in community mental health as a counselor and domestic violence advocate performing individual, family, and group therapy for children and adults. Through this experience, she developed a passion for working with individuals impacted by trauma, neglect and abuse (physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, spiritual, and financial), and works with developmental and complex trauma. Jessica is very passionate about meeting clients where they are at, and providing trauma informed care to help them reach their potential.
Jessica is presently trained in numerous evidenced-based practices: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. Her therapeutic approach focuses on including the use of psychodynamic, person-centered, attachment-based, somatic, relational, yoga, and behavioral psychotherapies. These therapeutic approaches help integrate the mind and body in understanding how past life experiences can affect present behavior, coping styles, and life choices, and help clients thrive and build a meaningful life for themselves.