Jessie (LMSW) specializes in psychotherapy with individuals (adults and adolescents) and couples, utilizing a relational psychodynamic approach. It can be deeply challenging to struggle with sadness, stress, conflict, self-doubt, or dissatisfaction. We might find ourselves feeling trapped in patterns of thought or behavior that aren’t serving us, even though they may have supported us through difficult situations in the past.
Jessie works with her clients through these feelings and patterns, as well as through relationship issues, life transitions, complex family dynamics, questions of identity and purpose, or an overall feeling of being stuck in life, toward greater clarity and fulfillment.
The relational psychodynamic approach places a high value on curiosity and openness around what’s coming up in you, in your life, and in the present, as you talk together in sessions. Jessie will work with you to create a space where you feel safe and free to express what’s troubling you and explore what’s important to you, no matter what that might be.
Talking in this way, along with someone who’s listening and engaging thoughtfully, can foster a deeper understanding of yourself and your experiences, as well as resilience to help you work through challenges and create lasting change. Over time, new ways of being and relating that move you toward a greater sense of meaning, connection, and agency can become possible.
Education and Experience:
– AM, University of Chicago, Clinical Social Work
– Fellow, Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis
– BA, Columbia University, Psychology and English (cum laude)