Jessica received her B.S. in Psychology in 1991 and her M.Ed. in Counseling in 1998 from the University of Pittsburgh. She has taken additional coursework at Loyola University, Goucher College, and Anne Arundel Community College along the way. She has over 23 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She began her career as a counselor in the area of community mental health and supported adult clients with severe and persistent mental illness in a supportive housing environment where they could learn basic skills of daily living to be able to successfully function individually within their community. She provided case management support by helping her clients navigate benefit acquisition (such as SSI, SSDI, Medical Assistance and housing), establish medical and mental health management, and by providing healthy opportunities to socialize with others. Jessica also had the opportunity to supervise the daily program management of 25 clients who lived within the supportive housing environment.
While Jessica worked in community mental health she returned to school to earn her M.Ed. in Counseling to be able to work with children in the school setting. She had the opportunity to counsel briefly in the Pittsburgh Public School system before she moved to Maryland and began her work as a Professional School Counselor with the Anne Arundel County Public Schools from 2001 – 2013. Jessica is a Maryland Certified K – 12 School Counselor. In 2013 she decided to step away from full-time work in the schools to be able to focus on the work of being a full-time mom. Jessica earned her LCPC in 2013 and after a year of being a full-time mom she began part-time work as a counselor at Anne Arundel Counseling. Additionally, she worked part-time as a counselor at The Center for Counseling Arts when she lived in Pittsburgh.
She is experienced in dealing with anxiety, depression, Postpartum Depression, grief, life transitions, relationship issues, including pre-marital and marital work, stress and school related issues. She believes that the path towards wellness is multifaceted and can include exploration of mental, spiritual and physical health.
Feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.