Welcome! I'm Jessika and I'm glad you found me. I help self-identified women and girls live their very best lives, read on to learn how ...
Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA
I feel passionately about preventing and treating burnout with those who are in helping roles. With a combination of exploration and concrete strategies, I support clients in nourishing themselves so they can show up fully for the roles they are called to.
I have extensive experience treating anxiety and stress. Treatment can range from talk therapy to development of coping strategies or expressive arts therapy. I am collaborative in my approach when working with clients.
I specialize in supporting women and girls with a variety of issues including, but limited to: body image/size, self-esteem and worth, identity, spirituality, boundaries and limit setting, the impacts of systemic oppression, exploring privilege, relationships, work/school stress.
Expressive Arts Therapy is the use of drama, visual art, writing, music, movement and ritual for the purpose of self-expression and healing. What this looks like in a given therapy session varies depending on the person I’m working with, their interests and comfort levels.
Feminist Therapy emerged in the 1960s right along side the women's rights and civil rights movements. It was a radical alternative to earlier approaches of psychotherapy which were very much rooted in patriarchal and Eurocentric values and placed the therapist as expert on the client's experience. Feminist Therapy values collaboration between client and therapist, transparency and authenticity, as well as honors an individual's cultural, political and social experiences in daily life.
Healthy Relationships Communication Boundaries / Interdependence Trust Intimacy Sexuality
Self-esteem/worth High-Sensitivity / Introversion Spirituality Body image Issues of race, culture, gender and sexuality Creative expression Family of origin / Intergenerational Trauma Chosen Family
Emotional Regulation Developing coping strategies for anxiety/stress Identifying triggers Cultivating self-care practices Managing negative self-talk