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Hi, I'm Jess!

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I am licensed mental health counselor associate; however, I am also a wife, a mother, a stepmother, a daughter, and a friend. Each role is deeply significant to me and brings immense value to my life. My approach to therapy is informed as much by my formal training as it is by perspectives gained in these roles. Many of the areas I focus on in my practice have come from firsthand experience.

The relationship between client and therapist is crucial to your emotional safety as the client and meaningful work with one another. I take seriously my responsibility to show up fully present and engage authentically with my clients. so they can do the same. I don’t believe that there is a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy and work hard to meet clients where they are to develop plans, offer tools, and explore solutions where appropriate together.

Areas of expertise:
Navigating questions of identity
Existential questions
Purpose/meaning after leaving a faith system
Religious Trauma and Spiritual Abuse
Parent/Caregiver support
Adult ADHD
Women’s Issues
Life Transitions

I hold a master’s degree from the University of Washington. My training at Seattle Children’s Hospital PEARL Clinic (Program for Enhancement of Attention, Regulation, and Learning) equipped me to support parents/caregivers in their parenting challenges. Additionally, I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I hold to the philosophy that each client’s story and experiences dictate their needs and I work collaboratively with my clients to meaningfully support them in their endeavors.

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