Jessica has a master’s degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with clients of all ages including individuals, couples, and families.
Jessica first began her social work career as an investigator for child protective services in Idaho Falls, Idaho in 1996. Because of her work with victims of intense trauma Jessica formed an interest in treating victims of abuse and trauma and obtained over 5,000 training hours in areas of PTSD, trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and domestic violence.
In 2001 Jessica began a new career in public service which led to a firsthand knowledge and understanding of the trauma that first responders experience. Jessica continued to work for child protective services for an additional 15 years part time. The experiences Jessica gained in public service and working for CPS instilled an even greater desire to assist victims of trauma and clients experiencing post-traumatic stress. In 2013 Jessica obtained her master’s degree from Northwest Nazarene University and began working part time as a therapist while continuing her public service career.