A therapeutic journey challenges an individual to consider a different perspective. This new perspective promotes a deeper connection within yourself and an understanding of how your experiences have shaped you. I foster this journey by teaching my clients to communicate with their mind and body which then allows a natural rhythm. Once you learn to slow down, breathe, and listen to your body, healing can begin.
My journey of helping individuals and families began as a hospice social worker. I worked closely with individuals and families to provide a "total care" approach while offering guidance through the emotional process of death. Now in private practice, I continue to use a “total care" approach when treating trauma and the symptoms related to trauma.
I welcome all individuals and find incorporating your values/beliefs in therapy is supportive of the healing process. As I share with clients, we have to embrace our past, present and future to begin the healing process.
Reprocessing trauma is the most effective way to have relief from distressing emotions and physical symptoms. This process helps the brain and body heal from the “emotional roller coaster” that many of my clients describe. Clients who reprocess see a reduction of symptoms related to their traumatic past. These symptoms no longer “run the show” allowing my clients to move forward and lead a healthier, happier and productive life.
I am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) through EMDRIA. Additionally, I am an EMDR Consultant-in-Training, providing the consultation hours required for other therapists completing their own certification.
I am also trained in Brainspotting, another therapeutic tool that is highly effective in treating trauma.
If you’re ready to make lasting changes with depression, anxiety, and trauma-related incidents, then I am available to support and guide you. In addition to my EMDR certification and training in Brainspotting I’m trained in multiple therapeutic interventions including Gottman Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Internal Family Systems & Play Therapy.
Client of Jessica’s: "Before I met Jessica, my life was a mess. In one year, my marriage fell apart, my son overdosed, and my mother died. It was the first time in my life that I didn’t have my mother to help me through this tough time. My grief consumed me to the point that I couldn’t eat, shower, or get out of bed. A friend, who also received help from Jessica, immediately called her. I had refused contact with people for weeks after my mother’s death but I instantly felt a connection with Jessica the moment I heard her voice. One week later I made the decision to meet Jessica which changed my life forever. Now I am a proud, strong, independent individual and I now embrace my grief."
Client of Jessica’s: "After losing my mother and my husband within a few months of each other, I felt as if I were literally drowning in my grief. Every single aspect of my life had changed dramatically, and I was struggling to adjust to a strange, lonely, scary new life. Jessica Spears has been my lifeline on the journey back to firmer ground. She is both compassionate and intuitive as she listens to me, asks questions and makes suggestions that help me to see more clearly. She energizes me to keep trying even when I want to give up."
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