Jessica is a mental health counselor who works with clients on a wide range of issues including anxiety, relational trauma, vicarious trauma, attachment, depression, grief, relationship issues, and body image. She specializes working with the LGBTQ+ community, survivors of sexual violence, and human service professionals with vicarious trauma. She prioritizes creating a safe and warm environment where clients can increase self-awareness, build self-compassion, and connect with their internal wisdom. She values working collaboratively with each individual to develop a goal oriented and tailored approach to facilitate personal growth. Her treatment approaches include Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and relational psychotherapy. She is currently receiving training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which is a body-centered therapy approach for healing trauma and attachment issues.
Jessica’s earlier career was in public service supervising and conducting investigations into various forms of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. She conducted trainings for investigators in Forensic Interviewing Best Practices of Vulnerable Persons as well as Understanding Sexual Abuse Dynamics, a course she helped to develop.
Ultimately, her work with survivors and belief in healing led Jessica to change careers. She obtained a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College.
Jessica uses she/her pronouns and can be emailed here.