Jessica Engle (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Hello, fellow human! Are you struggling with finding love, social anxiety, or a rocky relationship? Well then, you're in the right place.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

About My Clients

I work with introverts, trauma survivors, and highly sensitive people who struggle with feeling insecure in their relationships. My goal is to help you overcome anxiety and heal trauma so that you can finally have the deep connections you crave. Change is possible with the right support! I see therapy as a relationship laboratory, one where my clients get to run experiments, make messes, and have corrective emotional experiences.

My Background and Approach

As an introvert, highly-sensitive person, trauma survivor (dare I say thriver?!), hopeful romantic, and intimacy geek, I know first-hand what it takes to create authentic, healthy relationships. My desire to help create a kinder world drove me to obtained my M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. My emphasis: drama therapy, i.e. using theater and the dramatic arts to help humans grow. Since then, I've offered action-oriented therapy and dating coaching to singles, socially anxious professionals, and couples as the director of the Relationship Center. I'm glad to be with you, whether you're crying or laughing. Our sessions will provide you with a safe space, validation, and actionable steps forward. In feeling wholly supported, you'll gain the clarity and confidence needed to build close, meaningful relationships. There isn't a "one size fits all" approach to therapy; as such, our sessions will fit your specific needs and concerns.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a therapist, I embrace the following philosophies: You are worthy of love. Asians belong. Black and brown lives matter. We can do hard things. Asking for help is brave. There's a lid for every pot. Immigrants make America great. Highly-sensitive people rule. In case you’re still wondering whether I’m human like you, here are some fun facts: My 12-year-old cat, Neshika (which means "Kiss" in Hebrew), meows like a tiny dragon, so that’s her nickname. You may see her cat-dragon tail make an appearance during our video sessions. When I'm out and about, I tend to attract lost tourists in need of directions. My loved ones tell me it's because I have a kind, calm demeanor; I like to joke that it’s because I'm 5'10 (5'11 on a good day) and wear glasses, so people think I can see long distances. I recently bought roller skates with with bubblegum pink laces and light-up wheels. My inner 8-year-old is convinced that I am the coolest adult ever.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Languages: English


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1423 Broadway PMB 180
Oakland, CA 94612

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