Jessica Dennis,LCSW

Jessica Dennis,LCSW

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Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 118677
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I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Health Net
  • Highmark
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • Tricare West
  • United Behavioral Health
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Santa Clara, California 95054

My Approach to Helping

My name is Jessica Dennis and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a background working with the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color) and militaryveteran populations looking to break generational cycles. As a person of color and a retired Army veteran with two deployments, I understand how challenging complex traumas, life stressorstransitions, obstacles, and relationship stressors can be. Therapy is like a relationship and I am deeply committed to providing a safe and welcoming space to a wide range of diverse communities for a wide range of therapeutic concerns. When it comes to therapy, there is not a one-size-fits-all approach. You are the subject matter expert on your life and I would love to collaborate and support you on your therapy journey.

I provide culturally responsive therapy to individuals and couples using a strengths-based approach and I also have a background in working with individuals who are new to therapy or are the first in their families to receive therapy. I am open to anyone who is serious about working on themselves and needs additional support and a listening ear. I want you to feel comfortable opening up to me in session. I provide a calm and nurturing environment free from judgment, but I am also direct and I will ask the kind of questions that make you think. I want to get to know you as a person so that I know how I can partner with you to achieve your goals.

Ten-ish years ago I didn't know I would be here. I was fresh off a year-long deployment that was what I like to call, the best worst time. It was a chance encounter with a retired Marine in the field who asked me if after 10 minutes of conversation if I ever thought about becoming a therapist and now here I am. My experiences in the military drive and inspire me to do this type of work because I know what it's like to feel alone, unseen, and unheard. I strive to provide that compassionate support that a lot of us feel we lack because I have been there.

First things first, goal setting isn't about me, it's about you. Tell me about your short and long-term goals and let's collaborate together to develop a plan with measurable goals. During the first session, I will ask about what brings you into therapy and your goals for therapy. I also like to ask a lot of background questions with the goal of getting to know you better. I find that knowing a person's history I am able to better help my clients identify those stuck points that keep folks from meeting their full potential.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Education
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

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