My Approach to Helping
Jessica primarily works from a psychodynamic perspective in that she focuses on the underlying causes to the struggles clients face and believes that deeper self-understanding promotes meaningful and lasting change. She also integrates techniques from other approaches such as mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral therapy depending on each client’s unique goals and needs.
In her clinical work, Jessica strives to create a safe and collaborative therapeutic relationship that allows clients to explore their hopes and fears, strengths and limitations, as well as emotions and thoughts. Jessica is committed to helping clients live a more enlivened life by promoting self-awareness and understanding within her work.
Jessica has experience working with individuals across their lifespan, and works with clients on issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loss, and trauma. She can also help clients struggling with eating concerns or issues related to body size. She is passionate about integrating social justice into therapy and incorporates cultural considerations and aspects of identity into treatment.
Jessica received her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from Widener University in Pennsylvania.