Jessica Brohmer (she/her)

LMFT 119280
Accepting Clients

"The glory of God is a man fully alive" This quote from Irenaeus exemplifies my purpose as a therapist- to help people become fully alive.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Aptos, CA

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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

Most of us know what it feels like when we’re not fully alive. We get stuck in the past, focused on regrets or losses, and wondering what could have been. We get stuck in the future, worrying about what might happen, trying desperately to control the outcome. We can even get stuck in the present, using distractions to keep us away from our thoughts and feelings, avoiding emotions and memories, keeping ourselves safe by closing off from hard things but inadvertently from good things too.

My Background and Approach

A full life, then, is radically open to the present and future. It requires us to be willing to feel our emotions as they come, to acknowledge our thoughts and feelings, and to remember our past honestly. This full life takes an open posture to the future, accepting what comes without attempts to control or anticipate, knowing that both the good and the bad happen in their time. So how do we then approach this full life? It takes awareness to notice our habits of avoidance and identify shifts in our lives that can move those patterns toward openness. Therapy helps by inviting another person to come alongside you in the process, both to help you observe patterns that you may not have noticed, and also to help you through the difficult times of choosing to feel hard emotions and remember painful memories.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that therapy should be accessible to all. As such, I offer a sliding scale fee to people who want long term therapy to ensure that finances are not getting in the way of your ability to get the help you need. I am also seeking out additional training and support in decolonizing therapy including its assumptions and practices. I am a Christian, and I got my therapy degree from Western Seminary with a thorough integration of faith and psychology. For me, my faith underscores the inherent value of each person as well as the hope of healing and wholeness. The majority of my clients are not religious, but if you are Christian and want to integrate faith into our sessions, just let me know. In my free time, I enjoy reading, crocheting, and gardening. On the weekends, I am usually exploring new places in search of tasty new foods or baking my own versions at home.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $85 - 150/session

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