Abraham Maslow once said “If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” My passion is creating a safe environment for individuals to explore what brought them to counseling. Specifically, I tailor each session to the needs of the client in hopes to help them identify their “nails”, or challenges, as well as teach them appropriate “tools” (besides just using a hammer) to help them overcome their problems.
Uniquely, I have the opportunity of meeting with my clients online. I find that both myself and the individuals I work with project more authentic versions of ourselves from the comfort of our own homes. Despite the online interaction, the therapeutic relationship is not diluted in any way. I do my best to help my clients feel comfortable and confident during our sessions.
In utilizing a person-centered, strengths-based approach, I take into consideration the social, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of each individual. I am also clinically and academically trained in therapeutic practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based techniques, Trauma-Informed interventions, and others. I enjoy working with diverse populations, ages 14 and up, and have experience working with clients facing various life challenges and stressors including but not limited to: adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, pornography addiction, substance abuse, anger management, relationships, and so on.
I was born and raised in Idaho, and I am very proud to be an Idahoan! I currently live in Twin Falls, Idaho, with my husband and newborn son. When I am not working I enjoy spending my time outside in the mountains, kayaking the Snake River, and being a mommy to our little man.
2019 Brigham Young University-Idaho, Bachelors of Social Work
2020 Boise State University Online, Masters of Social Work
Jess graduated from Utah State University with her Masters in Social Work. She has worked in the
mental health field for over 20 years in various capacities, but the last 10 years have been as a
counselor. Jess enjoys working with a variety of clients from young children to the elderly and has
experience in many modalities and techniques. She uses an eclectic style of counseling and strives to
make each person feel comfortable in counseling so they can open up and she can help guide them as
they work on improving themselves and their lives at their speed.
Jess has been a supervisor for the past 5 years and enjoys using her years of experience in the field to
help guide and shape new counselors in finding their own unique style of helping others. Jess currently
works full time as the director of D7 Treatment, a Drug Court based substance abuse addiction
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