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About Jessica

Approach and Interests

I use relational and psychodynamic frameworks in my work with clients, which means I consider the ways in which early environments and relationships impact the developing self. I also view the work in therapy through social justice and trauma informed lenses, thus, I think about power and privilege and the various identities each individual holds as I work to understand your process, experience, and ultimately your path towards healing.

I’ve worked with children, adolescents, families, individual adults, and various relationship configurations. I have a particular interest in working with: adolescents, LGBTQQIAA folks, women, traditional and nontraditional relationships, families, adult children of parents with personality disorders, and twins/multiples. I have experience working with many issues, including but not limited to: complex, acute and relational trauma, chronic illness, sexuality, relationships, body image and disordered eating, identity development, and self-acceptance. I am poly/kink/SW affirming and sex positive.

I identify as a queer, cisgender, white woman. My pronouns are she/her/hers.

Professional Membership | Affiliations

  • CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)

  • Psychology Today

  • Women’s Therapy Center

  • American Association of Pain Psychology

  • GayLesta

  • Bay Area Open Minds

Education

  • M.S., Clinical Psychology - SFSU - 2015

  • Motivational Interviewing - CCSF - 2013

  • B.A., English Literature - Vassar College - 2006

Training

  • Center for Mindful Psychotherapy 2019-current

  • Women’s Therapy Center Advanced Training Program 2017-2019

  • Safe and Sound - part of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center - 2012-2013, 2015-2016

  • San Francisco State University Psychology Clinic - 2013-2015, 2017- current

  • College Track - 2013-2014

  • Treehouse Afterschool Program - 2012-2013