Hi! I'm Jessica, I'm so glad you are here!
I started my career as a Special Education Teacher, but quickly changed my plans to work outside of the classroom, because as much as I love working with children, we cannot be engaged learners if our emotional needs are impacting us. I have worked with children and families for 15 years in foster care, residential treatment centers, public and therapeutic day schools. 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 child and adolescent counseling, parent coaching, suicide and self-harm prevention, body safety/sexual abuse prevention, anxiety, depression, anger, navigating the world of special education and working through life transitions.
Education: Aurora University – Master of Social Work