Hi, I’m Jess.
I’m a pre-licensed, registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #101818, under the supervision of Natalie Asawesna, LMFT#98534. I graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2017, and received training at The Gary Landreth Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas, Denton (in my undergraduate journey, prior to 2012). I like to be silly, expressive, and make people feel comfortable when I’m relating, but I also articulate myself carefully and with passion, because I genuinely care, and because I know what I’m talking about.
I am passionate about working with clients of varying ages and am grateful for my experience with a variety of client needs throughout my time in the field. I have worked with multiple school-based agencies, providing child and adolescent individual, family, and parent-counseling (in both Orange and LA county), as well as community mental health agencies and an intensive emotional disturbance stabilization program, which gave me experience collaborating with school, regional center, and various community organizations to increase family stability.
I believe that people don’t care what I know until they know that I care, so I focus on rapport building and being present for my clients’ stories.
Please feel free to ask questions at any time about my background, experience, and professional orientation.