Mental Health Therapy
Individual Therapy & Counseling
I offer a unique whole-person approach to mental health that prioritizes your growth, healing, empowerment, and resilience. My approach is trauma-informed and strengths-based. I aim to create a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where you will feel understood and supported as you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I integrate evidence-based techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), with mindfulness, movement, and other somatic practices. My goal is to help you develop new insights as a foundation for meaningful change, learn new skills, and feel supported as you work through life challenges and improve your mental health.
I work with clients of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults. I am currently only accepting client's 18 and over. I offer sessions in-person (outdoors in Framingham) and telehealth.
The therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors that predicts a positive treatment outcome. If you are interested in seeing if we are a good fit, I encourage you to reach out for a free 15-minute consultation.
SPECIALITIES & EXPERTISE:
Maternal Mental Health (postpartum anxiety, depression, OCD)
OCD & Anxiety Related Disorders
Stress & Anxiety
Disordered Eating & Body Image
Transition to Motherhood
Mental Health Therapy Pricing
$200 for initial 60 minute session
$175 for 45-50 minute sessions
Walk & Talk Therapy
Gain the physical and mental health benefits from exercising. Exercise is well-known and scientifically proven to improve mental health – alleviating stress and anxiety, improving mood, and increasing self-esteem, confidence, and problem-solving abilities. Unfortunately, many find it difficult to begin or maintain a regular exercise routine, particularly if you are struggling with depression, anxiety or overwhelm. My integrative whole person approach combines exercise with traditional psychotherapy to help you get moving literally and figuratively towards a healthier, happier YOU!
Moving your body is an effective way to change the way you think and feel about yourself, gain new perspectives when confronted with difficult issues, and increases creative problem solving. It can aid in helping people feel more comfortable opening up, especially for those who might find it more difficult to express how they are feeling while in a more traditional therapy setting. Being outdoors allows you to tap into nature’s healing power. Spending time in nature is proven to help boost happiness, decrease stress, and improve your overall physical and mental health.
Trauma Informed Strength Training & Yoga
Trauma Informed strength training and yoga sessions are informed by the latest in neuroscience, physiology, and trauma research. Sessions integrate strength training, yoga, and/or other embodiment practices with traditional talk therapy. They are customized to meet you where you are and to help you heal and build greater strength and resilience inside and out. You will learn to use the body as a tool for healing through self-awareness, mindfulness, connection, self-regulation, finding balance, self-compassion, and self-acceptance. These sessions can be integrated into therapy or offered as an adjunct intervention for trauma.
How do you integrate movement & therapy? Movement (walking, hiking, fitness training, yoga, mindful movement) & therapy sessions are individualized to the unique needs and goals of the client, which means each session will be different. For some it is simply walking and talking, while others could include incorporating mindful stretching, yoga, and strength training. Some sessions can be more talk based, while others incorporate more movement and all depends on your needs, goals, and where you are.
How do you handle walk and talk sessions when it rains or when it gets too cold? If it is not feasible to conduct an outdoor session due to the weather the session will be conducted virtually at the regularly scheduled session time. This decision is made the night prior or morning of, depending on the weather. During the winter months when it is too cold or unsafe to walk outdoors sessions are held virtually.
Do you take insurance? No, I am not in-network for any insurance companies at this time. Clients are responsible for the full rate at the time of service. Many insurance companies will provide reimbursement through an out-of-network benefit. I can provide a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company for any out-of-network reimbursement you might qualify for. The client is responsible for all communication between the insurance company.
What payment options do you accept? I accept all major credit cards and payment is expected at the time of service.
What is your cancellation policy? I require a 24 hour cancellation policy. The full fee will be charged for any appointments that are missed, canceled, or rescheduled within 24 hours.
"Helpful right from the start with a couple of strategies, got my daughter and I talking about feelings and opening up about our dynamic and I feel hopeful like we have something to build on and work toward."
"Jessica is awesome and a top-notch OCD specialist. She really helps me and is so easy to talk to and kind. She keeps me working and helps me get the results I want."
Jessica is kind, compassionate and non-judgmental. She made me feel heard and validated without feeding into my OCD."