Jessica has been working with children and families since 2010 in outpatient, home, healthcare and public school settings. She works from a relationship based lens, supporting her clients to thrive through their connections with one another. She specializes in working with children who have experienced trauma specifically perinatal trauma, prenatal substance exposure, medical trauma and developmental trauma. Jessica enjoys supporting parents to better understand their children through psychoeducation, family treatment and parenting groups. Jessica’s work is informed through certification programs in Grief, Loss & Trauma, Children’s Mental Health and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.
Jessica holds a master’s degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. She is a Board Certified Art Therapist, endorsed Infant Mental Health Specialist, and Registered Circle of Security Parenting Educator. Jessica was a member of the New Mexico Association for Infant Mental Health for six years and served on their membership committee. She is currently a member of the Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health.
Jessica joined the Center for Children and Families in 2018 as a staff clinician and clinical supervisor and supports families at CCF as well as through the Austin School Project.