Welcome. I’m Jess.
You’ve already begun on your path to recovery simply by reaching out for support. Seeking a therapist is not easy. Sometimes, it takes a few tries and a bit of time to find the right fit for you. I truly value the courage and vulnerability it takes to ask for help.
I believe all of us are unique in our emotional complexity, and that no one is inherently broken. I strive to cultivate self-appreciation, self-respect, and self-love for this uniqueness. Having a fully present therapist hear what you’re struggling with is one of the most vital parts of therapy, and one of the pillars of my practice.
My hope is to offer a warm, unconditionally supportive setting, a place where you feel safe bringing your challenges. From there we can work collaboratively on helping you reach your ultimate potential. My approach is non-judgmental, direct but warm, and genuine. I’m here to keep you moving forward.
I offer therapy for women, adolescents, teens & parents at SF Women’s Therapy’s Berkeley office. I focus on assist you in becoming more grounded, authentic, and fulfilled in your relationships with others and in your life goals. I draw from Rogerian, Humanistic, CBT, and Mindfulness approaches, tailoring my work to your current needs. I work collaboratively with you, creating goals and moving towards them.
My specialties include: Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Co-dependency/Sex and Love Addiction, Identity Struggles, Substance Addiction, Boundary Issues, and Past or Present Traumas.
Please call me at (510) 883-3074 to schedule an initial consultation at our Berkeley Office.
1708 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
As an MFT Intern, I am currently working at SF Women’s Therapy’s Berkeley Office. I have also worked at the Pathways Institute for Impulse Control in San Francisco; Blackbird Family Therapy working with the Victims of Crime Program in Oakland; the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic in Los Angeles; and the Burbank Unified School District with grades K-12. My previous employment has afforded me the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages with issues including LGBTQQI, current and past relational difficulties, boundary setting, addiction, violent crime, cult history, war trauma, and personality/mood disturbances.
Los Angeles, CA
Master of Arts ~ Counseling Psychology
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Arts ~ Psychology
Facilitating Healthy Attachment With Youth In Foster Care
Oakland, CA 2012 ~Seneca Center
Foster Youth: Trauma, Assessment and Treatment
Oakland, CA 2012 ~ Fred Finch Youth Center
Non-Directive, Child Centered Psychotherapy
Oakland, CA 2012 ~ GTP Therapy Training Center
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Levels I and II
Berkeley, CA 2012 ~ JFK University
Bay Area Human Exploitation and Trafficking Training
Oakland, CA 2012 ~ Bay Area Women Against Rape
The Integration of Somatics & Psychotherapy
San Francisco, CA 2012 ~ The Hakomi Institute
Effects of Trauma on Human Development and Neurobiology
Los Angeles, CA 2011 ~ with Joel Andres
How to Implement Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Los Angeles, CA 2011 ~ National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The Integration of Mind, Body, Brain, and Spirit
Los Angeles, CA 2011 ~ with Erica Ellis
Somatic Therapy Workshop
Los Angeles, CA 2011 ~ Dr. Bonnie Goldstein, Somatic Institute