Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds two Masters degrees of Science in counseling, one from Northeastern University in Boston and one from Georgia State in Atlanta. She has a BA in Communications from UNC Chapel Hill. She has been fully licensed as an LPC since 2006.

Her resume includes working in a variety of settings with clients, particularly with adults and older adolescents. Some of her work experience includes:

  • Providing individual and group therapy regarding career exploration at Boston Career Link
  • Working as a graduate research assistant at Georgia State, studying the impact of HIV/AIDS on Atlanta’s transgendered community
  • Providing individual, family, and group therapy in various inpatient psychiatric settings, including Skyland Trail and Ridgeview Institute
  • Working as a Primary Therapist, Family Therapist, Residential Manager, and Center Director in a long-term residential substance abuse/dual diagnoses treatment center, Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences
  • Serving as a therapist and case manager at Northside Hospital’s outpatient clinic
  • Running a local community service board, Dekalb CSB, as Center Director, serving individuals with both mild, moderate, and severe and persistent mental illness
  • Working as an outpatient therapist at Perimeter Therapy Associates on a part-time basis since 2010, focusing on a wide array of presenting concerns, from mood disorders to substance use disorders and many others

Areas of Specialty:

  • mood disorders
  • anxiety
  • substance use disorders
  • codependency/boundary setting
  • life transitions
  • navigating relationships