Hi, I'm Jessica!
I'm so glad you are here.
My passion is supporting teens, young adults, and parents as they navigate through life’s transitions and all of the tough feelings that come along with them. High school, college, becoming a parent, experiencing relationships, facing the challenges in our community… these changes bring along complex feelings and it is okay to ask for support. There is no play by play book on surviving the challenges that come into our lives, especially as parents! Often times new parents find themselves unraveling through negative childhood experiences while struggling to support their own children and themselves.
I have worked with children and families in foster care, residential treatment, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, public and therapeutic day schools which aide in my ability to empathize with the hard stuff that teens and parents experience today. As a mother who has experienced struggles with infertility and loss, is working to break generational cycles, and understands the challenges that relationships and communication can bring, I can relate to families who are having difficulty navigating the hard parts of life.
I believe that everyone can benefit from counseling! Taking care of our mental health is just as important as scheduling wellness visits with our doctor. I take time to get to know you and together build a plan to meet your short-term and long-term therapeutic goals. I feel that talking is very therapeutic, so our time together will be spent allowing you to share your story, explore challenges in your life, and discover how to make changes in order to meet your goals.
I specialize in adolescent and adult counseling, perinatal mood disorders including postpartum depression and anxiety, parent coaching, suicide and self-harm prevention, body safety/sexual abuse prevention training, anxiety, depression, trauma, navigating the world of special education and working through life transitions.
Education: Aurora University – Master of Social Work