About Jessica

I am a woman in my 40s whose been enamored with the behavioral and social sciences most of my adult life, particularly how we relate to each other. After a long career in communications and marketing, I decided that I wanted to put my passion for helping people to work. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies (how the media influences and impacts our lives) and am currently working on my Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling, soon to finish with my classes and start my internship.

Over the past several years, I have spent my spare time and money educating myself about relationships, neuroscience, trauma, sexual issues, betrayal trauma, gender equality, media literacy, relational intimacy, healthy sexuality, healthy femininity/masculinity, relationships, and integral spirituality/psychology. Relationships are what bring people into therapy more than any other issue, and the experts agree that healthy, safe connection is a large part of the treatment. It is my intention to help empower people in these areas with a grounded and workable approach towards authenticity and integrated well-being.

Some Of My Training & Certifications

  • Trauma Institute Seminar (Argosy University)
  • Relational Life Therapy – Level 1 Training (with Terry Real)
  • Relationship as Path (with Jayson Gaddis)
  • Stop Porn Culture Conference (Boston, MA)
  • National Center on Sexual Exploitation Annual Conference (Orlando, FL)
  • Human Trafficking Training (Saint Leo University, Dept of Criminal Justice)
  • Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT 200 hours)
  • Yoga Therapy Training and Workshop (with Doug Keller)
  • Yoga for Veterans Training (by Connected Warriors)
  • Therapy Mastermind Circle (with Diane Poole Heller)
  • The Neuroscience Training Summit (presented by Sounds True)
  • How to Work With Shame (NICABM)
  • Overcoming Anxiety with Mindfulness (NICABM)
  • Working with Men (with Terry Real)
  • From Pornography to Intimacy: Changing the Triggers for Sexual Arousal
  • MA in Mental Health Counseling Program (scheduled to graduate in 2019)

On My Bookshelf (Partial List)

  • “How Can I Get Through to You” by Terry Real
  • “I Don’t Want to Talk About It” by Terry Real
  • “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma” by Peter Levine
  • “Getting the Love You Want” by Harville Hendrix
  • “Pornland” by Gail Dines
  • “Wired for Love” by Stan Tatkin
  • “Rewire Your Brain for Love” by Marsha Lucas
  • “Paid For” by Rachel Moran
  • “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle
  • “Half the Sky” by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
  • “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl
  • “The Body Keeps The Score” by Bessel Van Der Kolk
  • “Knowing Your Shadow” by Robert Augustus Masters
  • “A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power” by Jimmy Carter
  • “The Anatomy and Evolution of Anger” by Robert Augustus Masters
  • “How to Control Your Anger Before it Controls You” by Albert Ellis
  • “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman
  • “Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss” by M. Dubi, P. Powell & J.E Gentry
  • “Restored” by Matt & Cameron Fradd
  • “The New Rules of Marriage” by Terry Real
  • “Hold Me Tight” by Sue Johnson
  • “The End of Patriarchy” by Robert Jensen