Jessica Barnese,Licensed Professional Counselor

Jessica Barnese,Licensed Professional Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - C7358
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: $150- 55 minute Individuals Counseling
Currently accepting new clients
I do not accept any form of insurance
Schedule a Free Consultation Online:
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Portland, Oregon 97215

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My Approach to Helping

Embody your truth. Embrace your passion. Follow your path. Working together to support your healing process and bring forward your own unique resiliency and self-expression.

I use an experiential approach in counseling, where we follow the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and sensations that are occurring in the present moment as the window to explore deeper held beliefs.

Together, we find what is at the core of these beliefs and create new ways of understanding to bring forward an updated perspective that leads from your most authentic, empowered self.

Through feeling ourselves, we can know ourselves, and through knowing ourselves, we have greater capacity for self-acceptance and the empowerment to choose the life we want to live.

Drawing from my training in The Hakomi Method of Mindful and Somatic Psychotherapy as well as psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, person-centered psychotherapy, and depth psychology, I use mindfulness, body-awareness, touch, movement, and dreamwork to help facilitate my client's process.

More Info About My Practice

I work with individuals of all bodies and all orientations to help guide them in their process of creating change. Most of my clients find me because they have reached a point of knowing that something in their life needs to shift in order for them to feel satisfied, but they aren't sure how to make it happen. This includes people who are seeking to understand themselves more clearly, create more depth and harmony in their interpersonal relationships, embody and express their sexuality, find meaning in their work and social lives, move through trauma, process grief, and work with existing conditions like depression, anxiety, and other diagnoses.

First and foremost, I base my counseling on creating a strong therapeutic relationship in which my clients can feel comfortable just being themselves.  I'm a lover of uniqueness and idiosyncrasies, and have a knack for putting people at ease with me, and I work genuinely to create this kind of trust in our relationship.

In our work together, it is my goal to help you access the parts of yourself that are striving to come forward so that you can live a more satisfying and fulfilling life. I do not work to define what is right for you, but rather observe and collaborate with you to find the direction your path is moving you.

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Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    I work with individuals of all-bodies and all-orientations.

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Forgiveness
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Hakomi
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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