Jessica obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Lewis University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a specialization in school social work from Aurora University. She completed her internship at Open Door Clinic in Aurora, Illinois providing individual counseling and community education. She has worked for the past 5 years in the Plainfield School District as a school social worker. Jessica has over 5 years experience working with adults, children, adolescents and families as they cope with a variety of life transitions, experiences and emotions.
Jessica specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, childhood and adolescence, LGBTQ, crisis intervention, social skills development, behavioral intervention, anger management, family issues and parent education and support.
Life tends to throw us some unexpected twists and turns at times. Jessica recognizes these times can be incredibly stressful, but with support and encouragement they can also be a remarkable catalyst for growth and change in our lives. Jessica commits to providing non-judgmental, open-minded support that is tailored to fit the individual needs, goals and values of each and every person she interacts with.
Jessica’s therapeutic style is strengths based. She relies frequently on motivational interviewing techniques to assist clients in discovering their values and motivations and using this as a basis for the direction of counseling. She utilizes evidence based practices including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and Mindfulness. Jessica has a special interest in working with Children and Adolescents.