Jess has her Bachelor of Fine Art from Portland State University. She graduated from Marylhurst University with a Master of Art Therapy/Counseling. She has additional training from the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, ongoing in a 3-year program.
“I view counseling as a client-focused, collaborative process where I can support through reflective and empathetic listening, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, collaborative problem solving, psycho education for understanding one’s mental health symptoms. I’ve also used somatic experiencing as a framework to explore and discuss how one’s nervous system responds to our environment, especially how it may store trauma. I also use play therapy, sand tray and art therapy with both young children and adults. I have lived in both Oregon and California. I have called Oregon my home for the past 27 years. I love to garden, hike, go to the beach, make art and do research on trauma recovery and somatic issues.”
Phone: 503-659-3480 ext. 2