Licensed Social Work Associate
[ ANDERSON PARK | limited openings ]
Jessica earned her MSW from the University of Washington School of Social Work and is currently working towards independent licensure under the supervision of Jerry Carmichael, LMHC. She has a background in community mental health and has worked primarily with older adolescents (16+), adults, and older adults.
Jessica practices therapy through an anti-oppression lens with a therapeutic style informed by the experiences of the individual as well as the systems that impact their lives. As a child of Southeast Asian immigrants, she strives to provide an empathetic space for clients to process issues related to racial, intercultural, and intergenerational trauma. Jessica is an LGBTQIA2S+-affirming therapist who has worked with clients of various cultural backgrounds and has experience with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance use, bereavement, trauma-informed care and issues related to aging.
Jessica uses a psychodynamic approach that includes practices from DBT, CBT, Narrative and Schema therapies. She strives to help clients reduce suffering, negative self-talk and reactivity to make room for healthier relationships, greater self-awareness, better decision-making and ultimately—more fulfilling lives. As a heritage Buddhist and former touring musician, she helps clients integrate mindfulness and sound therapy into their sessions—to center the heart as well as the mind.
• Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
• Intergenerational Trauma
• Work/Life Balance
• Chronic Illness
• Optum/UMR + Employer-Based UHC
• Some BCBS
• Kaiser Permanente PPO