“When we first met Jessica, we were in a state of devastation, reeling from the aftermath of a severe episode of our teenage daughter’s major depression that uprooted the life of our nuclear family. We felt completely lost and uncertain. Our daughter, then 17, was in turmoil, experiencing uncontrolled depression and anxiety. Her psychiatrist recommended Jessica for therapy – a referral for which we will be forever grateful.
Jessica was able to relate perfectly to our daughter and equally well to us, her parents. Jessica is intelligent, intuitive and non-judgmental. She is compassionate, but pushes our daughter (and us) when needed. She seems to instinctively know exactly when to comfort and when to confront, in a safe and supportive way. Our daughter has made significant progress working with Jessica. She enjoys weekly therapy and clearly values Jessica’s insights as she tries to incorporate them into her life. Almost every session seems to uplift her spirit and strengthen her will in a positive way.
Jessica is also an amazing collaborator. With consent, of course, Jessica has formed a wonderful working relationship with the school counselor at our daughter’s school. She works beautifully in tandem with our daughter’s psychiatrist. When our family, in partnership with Jessica, decided our daughter would benefit from group therapy, Jessica helped us find a group to address our daughter’s specific needs. She also connected with the therapist leader of the group so that our daughter’s therapy is meaningfully coordinated.
Jessica is unwaveringly supportive. She is easily accessible and consistently responsive. She is flexible and thoughtful. Her support is above and beyond any other therapist we have worked with. She has helped our daughter and our family immeasurably. We know we are only partway through this journey, but knowing that we have Jessica on our team makes us stronger, braver, and ready to face whatever comes our way.”