About Jessica

Experience and Education

Jessica is a licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) and a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT). She holds a BFA in Acting and an MA in Drama Therapy from New York University. Jessica has worked in a variety of settings helping individuals with developmental disabilities, veterans struggling with complex PTSD, Holocaust survivors, adolescents in the juvenile justice system, adults struggling with substance abuse, and individuals living with chronic mental illness.

My Approach

I believe that creativity is essential to the journey towards self-discovery and transformation. Through the lens of story, role, and metaphor I like to explore and examine patterns and habits that may no longer be serving you, while highlighting the parts of self that are adaptive. I work from a strength-based, holistic approach which integrates creative arts therapy, mindfulness, psychodynamic therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, and cognitive behavioral tools/ strategies. I strive to meet every individual with curiosity, creativity, and warmth. Fostering a therapeutic relationship is vital to the process of psychotherapy and something I deeply value.

I am a member of the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA). I have also presented my work on Learning Differences at the 2015 NADTA conference. My work with Holocaust Survivors and adolescents was presented at the 2017 NADTA conference.

Finally, the 2016 Trauma Informed Care Conference featured the work we do in therapeutic theatre for the program, Witness Theatre.

 

Get in touch...

Please feel free to contact me for a free phone consultation to see if we would be fit!