Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Mississippi in 1998. Daughter of a Green Beret in Vietnam with a desire to make an impact on a National level, she moved to Washington DC to purse an interest in politics, working on both the House Armed Services Committee and for the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. While working on the Hill and experiencing first-hand the impact of the terrorist attacks on 9-11, Jessica made the move to Texas. Following her life-long passion to help others achieve spiritual, mental and emotional wellness, in 2004 she graduated with a master’s degree in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University.
Throughout her professional career, Jessica has worked in a variety of settings, providing home-based treatment to children and their families in rural Texas, to youth and their families with the juvenile probation department, Our Friends Place, Children’s Medical Center, and Green Oaks Psychiatric Hospital extensively with the adult and geriatric populations.
Her determination and passion to assist individuals through life transitions, as well as her desire to gain a greater understanding of the mind body connection, Jessica was led to pursue her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She used the clinical skills gained while working in child, adolescent, adult and geriatric psychiatry by assessing individuals in a holistic manner.
Other areas of expertise include assisting adults with chronic medical conditions, parents with the challenges facing youth today, men and women adjusting to various stages of life that may bring anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and neurological changes. She believes people have a remarkable capacity to heal and achieve personal growth and self-improvement when given an emotionally safe environment that allows them to express their deepest sources of pain or conflict.
Jessica considers it a tremendous privilege to walk alongside those facing life challenges as she draws upon her faith, clinical expertise and community of resources to help those she counsels. Generous of her time, and a true servant heart, she works with her church and various organizations that seek to end homelessness and provide care to those living in poverty, both locally and abroad. Above all, Jessica loves spending time with her children Hayes and Elizabeth as well and her family in Tennessee.