Jessica has a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program from the University of Mary, in Bismarck, ND. Prior to becoming a Clinical Mental health counselor, she spent 10 years in the military. Jess has experience with children, adolescents, and adults that have had many different types of struggles to include PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, sexual abuse, and children in foster care. She gained experience among the Native American population through her practicum at the Circle of Nations Native American Boarding school in Wahpeton, ND. The children’s ages ranged between 10-14 years. Jess has supported individuals through various life adjustments and stresses. Jess uses family systems strength-based interventions as well as interventions for distressed children. She enjoys finding meaningful ways to support clients in their lives. She uses strength-based approach that focuses more on internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. Jess works to promote personal and emotional growth. She is easy going and has a very nonjudgmental approach. She hopes to be able to provide a form of support, guidance and understanding for everyone.