Hi, I'm Jessica! I help women overcome anxiety, shame, and perfectionism to break cycles that leave them feeling stuck and unfulfilled.
Counselor in Tempe, AZ
Addressing your reproductive health concerns in therapy may look like addressing sexual difficulties that impact your ability to conceive, exploring decisions about how or when you want to become a parent, or finding fulfillment in living child free. You may also need space to address impacts of experiences with abortion, infertility, or surrogacy. Therapy provides you with space to understand your reproductive story and build confidence to make informed choices about your reproductive health.
Body dissatisfaction, or negative body image, involves how you see, feel, and think about your body. A negative perception about your appearance or certain aspects of your body can impact your behaviors, relationships, sexuality, and overall wellbeing. If you would like to address body dissatisfaction in therapy, we will work together to build your understanding of how your unique experiences have influenced your perceptions of your body and your appearance.
If you’re feeling sexually unsatisfied you may experience painful intercourse, decreased desire, or difficulty with orgasm. While addressing sexual dissatisfaction in therapy we will work together to understand your sexual response and anatomy, identify factors that keep you feeling “stuck” or unfulfilled, and build your comfort with engaging in sexual or intimate experiences. Let's work together to build your sexual self-confidence and learn what healthy sexual expression looks like for you!
I specialize in supporting women who want to address reproductive concerns such as infertility, fertility preservation, parenthood indecision, living childfree, reproductive trauma, and family building. Reproductive Counseling provides you with a space to build clarity about your reproductive future and navigate the complex, often overwhelming, emotions that have accompanied your reproductive experiences. I especially enjoy working on anxiety or indecision that impacts reproductive experiences.
Feeling burnout and overwhelmed? Disconnected from your body? Second guessing every decision? I provide support to women experiencing infertility, navigating fertility treatments, exploring options for building their family, and making difficult reproductive decisions. We will work together to address feelings of anxiety, shame, grief, and disconnection so that you can feel more empowered to work towards your reproductive goals.
Sexual dissatisfaction occurs when your sexual experiences do not bring you pleasure, fulfillment, or connection. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Many of my clients find themselves stuck in patterns of self-judgement and disconnection. I am comfortable and experienced in addressing a wide range of women’s sexual health concerns, including low libido, arousal difficulties, pain with intercourse, lack of desire, sexual avoidance, trauma, and sexual shame or anxiety.
I view therapy as a space of mutual learning and understand that you will enter the therapeutic relationship with your own values, beliefs, and worldview. My goal is to empower you to challenge narratives about your reproductive and sexual history that have created feelings of shame, disconnection, and anxiety. We will work together to identify perspectives that have kept you feeling stuck and build new insights that empower you to move forward in a way that is authentic to you.
Sexual dysfunction or dissatisfaction can have a big impact on your relational satisfaction. Many of my clients find themselves stuck in patterns of self-judgement and disconnection that impacts their comfort initiating or taking part in sexual experiences. Sex therapy can help you address wide range of women’s sexual health concerns including low libido, arousal difficulties, pain with intercourse, lack of desire, body image dissatisfaction, sexual avoidance, and sexual shame or anxiety.
I provide a space where your voice and perspectives as a woman are prioritized throughout the process of therapy. I recognize that your self-perception has been influenced by the experiences you’ve had in your body and relationships. As we work together we will explore the unique issues that are intertwined with your identity, beliefs, and worldview. I want to help you build trust in yourself so that you can feel comfortable navigating the world in a way that is authentic to you!
Mindfulness is the practice of being fully engaged in the present moment without judgement. Throughout therapy we will create space for you to gently reconnect with your body and become aware of the experiences that are present there. I believe that many of the concerns bringing you into therapy can be solved by slowing down, taking care of your body, and reconnecting with what matters most to you.
The stories we tell ourselves shape our perceptions of who we are. There is incredible power in beginning to understand your story from a place of compassion and strength. Therapy can help you rewrite old narratives about who you are so that you feel empowered to move forward. I work with my clients to shift out of narratives that have kept them disconnected so that they can reclaim their inner wisdom and restore balance to their lives.
Anxiety often makes it difficult to enjoy the present moment and leads to exhaustion that limits your ability to engage in your day to day life. Therapy can help you develop new insights and tools that allow you to begin managing your anxiety. By holding space for you to process through your own experiences, we will begin to unlock and releasesome of the patterns, beliefs, and experiences that have kept you from living to your fullest potential. You deserve to stop living in fear!
Women who are engaged in their careers often find that living up to expectations of their performance leaves them stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted. They face unrealistic pressures to “do it all” that often lead to feelings of burnout and exhaustion. Engaging in your career doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your own mental health and wellbeing. You deserve to feel comfortable and confident in the life you’ve built for yourself!
I recognize that your mental health is impacted by the way you have been perceived or treated within your body and relationships. You are the expert of your own experiences will enter the therapeutic relationship with your own values, beliefs, identities, and worldview. The job of your therapist is to create space for your journey of self-reflection and growth, through mutual learning and collaboration.