Jessica is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) with a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in Psychobiology from University of California, Los Angeles. She has spent her time as a therapist providing a safe and supportive environment for people to gain perspective on their lives, strengthen relationships with others, and advocate for themselves.
Her areas of clinical expertise focus on relationship and life-stage difficulties, including, but not limited to: family conflict, peer relationships, marital/premarital counseling, parenting, self-esteem, coping skills and stress, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-harm.
She has training and experience in working with adults, adolescents, children, and families. She has worked in school settings, community centers, and private practice, and engaged with many diverse communities and cultures.
Jessica sees clients individually, as a family, as a couple, or in groups and tailors her approach to the needs of each client. She integrates techniques from solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and gestalt therapies, all while keeping a systemic and strengths-based lens and viewing the client as a part of larger whole.
Jessica is Level 3 trained in Gottman Couples Therapy and is trained in Violet Oaklander’s play therapy techniques.