Services

With a focus on emotional health and development, the scope of Jessica’s work transcends all ages. Her history includes work with early child development programs, residential youth programs, acute psychiatric care for adults, long term psychiatric care of adults and care in skilled care settings.

Primary modalities of treatment include CBT, DBT, EMDR and motivational Interviewing. She has an affinity for expressive arts therapy, utilizing movement, visual arts, music, and storytelling to move towards personal growth. Jessica seeks to understand the “person in their environment” and share connections to human development, family life and mental wellness.

Her approach is to be a confidant and safe place to give honor to your story; a teacher providing skills training to deal with strong emotions; a challenger to be a catalyst for change and a cheerleader rooting for you all the way. She is a good listener, seeking to build on strengths that will empower you to overcome the challenges that are between you and the life you are striving for! Jessica believes that you are the most important person in your therapy process and seeks to partner with you in establishing goals and addressing the concerns you have identified.

Jessica’s specialties include:

• Positive Behavioral Supports for Parents
• Skills for Emotional Regulation and Behavioral Success
• Trauma Therapies: EMDR, T-CBT, ITCT, Expressive Arts Therapy
• Reduction of Stress, Anxiety and Depression
• Resolution to Family conflicts
• Therapy interventions for clients with Intellectual disabilities, ADHD, and special learning considerations
• Support for Life transitions / Grief and loss

Bio for Jessica Harris, Licensed Clinic Social Worker

Jessica has lived in the Jefferson City area since 2010. She and her husband share their home with their son and two dogs. Their family enjoys traveling, canoeing, golfing, and camping. She enjoys painting and crafting as well as joining her husband in hunting for treasures at antique stores and malls throughout Missouri.

Academics

Master’s degree in social work with a Clinical Focus from the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
BA in Psychology from Truman State University, Kirksville MO