Jessica is a Provisional Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) and a Provisional Master Social Worker (PMSW) in Nebraska. Jessica graduated for UNO with her Masters in Social Work (MSW) in May 2017. Jessica has spent the last 6 years working with children and families, which was primarily spent at Project Harmony. Jessica’s experience encompasses working with several different teams, including law enforcement which required good communication and team work. Jessica has a lot of compassion and respect for families and engages very well with teens and adults.
Jessica has extensive training dealing with the impact of trauma on children, teens and families. In Jessica's previous job, she talked with children and teens every day who experienced crisis and different kids of trauma including but not limited to sexual abuse, human sex trafficking, physical abuse, domestic violence, witness to a crime, witness to a death, neglect, and problematic sexual behaviors. Jessica's experience also includes working with parents, and providing support and education on trauma. Jessica is highly skilled talking with children and teens who don’t initially want to talk but end up sharing their experiences. Jessica prides herself on being passionate about helping children, teens and their families.
Jessica provides individual and family therapy with children/teens and their families as well as adults. Jessica's training includes Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which is an evidenced based practice for those who have experienced trauma and other challenges.
Jessica completed her advanced practicum with Lutheran Family Services RSAFe program, providing mental health therapy to children and families impacted by sexual abuse. Jessica is also well versed and knowledgable when it comes to working with first responders, specifically law enforcement officers, providing trauma informed care and support.
Jessica is continually growing professionally and is extremely excited for this opportunity to continue to work with kids and families