Jessica Boner

MSW, LICSW (Minnesota), LCSW (Wisconsin)

Jessica Boner

MSW, LICSW (Minnesota), LCSW (Wisconsin)

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker - 24485
Secondary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 9576-123
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • HealthPartners
  • Hennepin Health
  • Medica (Minnesota)
  • Medicaid
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • UCare
  • United Behavioral Health

Offices

St. Paul, Minnesota 55117

My Approach to Helping

My approach is gentle and eclectic, person-centered and collaborative. You are the expert of yourself and sometimes it's helpful to have someone to listen to understand. I like to provide validation, exploration, and support. First timers to therapy and those taking the leap to try out therapy again seem to appreciate my style. Whether you are rediscovering yourself, going through a stressful time, wanting to process trauma, etc., I'll be here alongside you. I consider the family system, childhoodcaregiver attachment, parenting styles, generational trauma, systemic racism, larger society, etc. and all these impacts.

Some of the theories I use in my practice are attachment, systems theory, strengths-based, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), tools from dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), family systems, relational, trauma-focused, mindfulness, guided imagery, and culturally informed.

Building trust and rapport within the therapeutic relationship is important to me. I am also a parent and I know that parenting is one of the hardest jobs you can have, and “adulting” while parenting is hard too. I like to normalize this hard stuff and validate feelings. I believe that we are all out there trying to do our best.

Participating in therapy as a client takes a great deal of vulnerability and bravery, and I acknowledge and appreciate that throughout the journey. I will offer some tidbits about myself along the way, as a way to build trust and lessen the power dynamics. I won't have all the answers, but I will support you in exploring the answers and figuring things out together.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adoptive, foster, kinship families, transracial families, adopted youth, adult adoptees, birth parents, parents, couples, children ages 6 and older, adults going through life transitions, and marginalized populations and communities. Adoption competent therapist; PACC (permanency adoption competency certification) and TAC (training for adoption competency) certified.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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