S. I. F. T. COUNSELING AND CONSULTATION
JESS DEKKER, MA, LMHCA
Examining the Societal: Internal: Familial: Theological Structures We Live Within
Serving clients in Washington State via telehealth and in-person therapy sessions
Hi, I'm Jess!
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Seattle and Kirkland, WA. I hold a Master’s degree in Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology from the University of Washington and received my clinical training at Seattle Children's Hospital PEARL Clinic (Program for Enhancement of Attention, Regulations, and Learning).
Additionally, I have received certifications in conflict resolution and mediation through Orange County Human Relations and the Dispute Resolution Center of King County.
For more information about my practice feel free to visit the Seattle Psychology website.
A Little About Me
Engaging in conversations with people about their existential and spiritual questions has always held significance for me. As my own inherited beliefs were challenged in my early adult years, I recognized a lack of therapists who understood the nuances and pain of dissecting and/or leaving a faith system. Therefore, developing a therapy practice and creating a space that centered around working through complexities of dismantling given beliefs became a dream of mine.
Additionally, I care deeply about the well-being of those who are impacted by the difficulties of ADHD. Living with and loving both children and adults with ADHD propelled me to seek formal education to understand how to better support them and others who may be struggling with their ADHD symptoms. Partnering with parents/caregivers to understand their unique individual and family needs is a primary component of my work. I use concepts from the Incredible Years parent therapy program to bolster caregivers' skills toolbox and effectively meet the challenges of everyday life when raising a child living with ADHD and/or behavioral challenges.
Regardless of one's unique struggles, I believe that we all have a basic need as humans to be seen, heard, and believed. Listening to and holding people's stories is a sacred privilege, no matter the catalyst that brings people to me, and I feel honored to share in that space with those who allow me to be in it with them.
If you are in Washington State and are in need of a therapist, I offer both in office and telehealth therapy options. Please reach out to see if I would be a good fit for your needs.