Approach to Treatment
As a psychotherapist, Jessica approaches treatment in an empowering, strength-based fashion. Her training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as her experience as a fitness trainer and sports nutrition specialist, helps clients heal holistically: mind and body. Usually, clients come to psychotherapy looking for assistance in trauma resolution, help with anxiety or depression, or to learn new ways of coping with stressful circumstances. Jessica knows each person has a unique set of life experiences and together you’ll work to discover what tools and strategies best serve you in reaching your goals.
Jessica’s specialties include eating disorders, anxiety disorders, family issues, and trauma treatment. She is part of the Eating Disorder Support Network of Madison, Wisconsin; a group of psychotherapists, registered dietitians, and other health care professionals specializing in Eating Disorders.
"Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) is a method that draws upon the natural wisdom of the body (posture, movement, and the nervous system) to tap into the innate drive in all of us to heal, adapt, and develop new capacities. The effects of trauma, neglect, and abusive or emotionally painful relationships with childhood caregivers are held in our nervous systems, posture, and movement habits, as well as in unresolved painful emotions and limiting beliefs. To change these patterns, SP teaches clients to learn to mindfully follow the natural intelligent processes of body and mind. This can accelerate health and lead to more lasting change." (Learn more at: https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/about.html)
Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage and family therapy is a style of therapy that works with individuals, couples, and families to nurture change and development. This method of therapy views change in terms of the systems of interactions between people and family members, friends, culture, society, and the world. It focuses on how elements of trauma, mental illness, general and medical conditions, racial identity, gender, sexual orientation, personality, career, academics, and more can affect a person’s life. (Learn more at: https://www.aamft.org/LEARN_About_MFTs)