Jessica has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Saint Thomas. She has worked in community-based counseling and mental health services since 2012. Jessica's focus and passions are fostering personal growth and empowerment, teaching mindfulness and self-compassion skills to assist clients in developing emotional resources, and supporting psychological flexibility. Jessica has experience working with clients to reduce symptoms of social and generalized anxiety, depression (both Major and Bipolar depression), panic attack, phobia, trauma, and the emotional consequences of chronic pain. She has extensive experience helping clients find new and creative ways to transform reactive anger and other forms of emotional dysregulation by exploring the mind-body relationship and redirecting responses to agitation, pain, and discomfort. Jessica strives to create a safe and trusting space for clients to explore problems non-judgmentally and honestly, identify and build strengths, develop self-acceptance, and a sense of wellbeing.