- Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker
Master of Arts, Social Work
The impact of society on our sense of self is profoundly real. In an oppressive and chaotic world, you may feel overwhelm, fear, doubt, shame or feel stuck and unfulfilled. You are not alone in this experience and I'm glad you are here. Healing is often a mirrored process and becomes possible when we truly feel seen. I believe we all possess a space of internal abundance, and when tended to ritualistically, we can move from a place of empowerment and grounding as a means of navigating the very flawed systems that affect us all.
The core of my practice is to better understand the place where your external and internal experiences have met and have been at odds with each other. For many, especially those existing outside of dominant identities, this place can be the site of wounds and survival strategies that knock us off of our emotional and spiritual center. Just as significantly, this space can hold cultivated resilience, awareness, and intentional community and connection; perhaps healing strategies you already embody.
The therapy I provide is particularly helpful for those working through trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment, identity, relationships, sexuality and general life transitions. My practice is open to all, and I most enjoy working with queer, femme, gender non-binary and gender expansive individuals, creatives, and highly sensitive persons.
I hold a bachelor of arts degree from Mills College where I studied Dance Theory and Choreography, Ethnic Studies, and Psychology and received my masters of social work from San Jose State University. With over a decade of experience in the Bay Area, I have primarily worked in the overlapping fields of community mental health and the healing arts. Most of my work as a therapist has been done in school-based and community-based settings for systems-involved and transitional-age youth, Queer and Transgender individuals, and adults facing life transitions.
I center humanness and connection in my approach and strive to offer care that is warm, authentic, affirming, and compassionately direct. Intuitively I move across a landscape, honoring space for deep and reflective listening to collaborative and strategy-based approaches.
In our work together, we will identify what approaches best meet and affirm your unique self and needs. With gentle curiosity and non-judgement, we will explore rooted beliefs you hold about yourself, the origins of these beliefs, and their purpose. We will recontextualize what no longer serves you and try-on aligned ways of being as we make space for your truest self to emerge. It is my belief that healing can hold pleasure, joy, and humor as deeply as it can hold pain, and I aim to support your multifaceted self with multifaceted healing.
- Young Adult: 18-25
- Adults: 25-65
- Seniors: 65+
- Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
- Foster Youth
- Gender Fluid or Gender Non-Conforming Individuals
- LGBTQIAA+ persons
- Persons in Kink/BDSM Communities
- Persons in Polyamorous Relationships
- Persons Recovering from Traumatic Events/Experiences
- Persons with Disabilities
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
Narrative Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS)
I reserve part of my practice for reduced fee spots. This fee structure is based on income and access, so please inquire.
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I am based out of Oakland, CA and currently offer teletherapy sessions via video or phone.
- Monday Morning
- Monday Afternoon
- Monday Evening
- Tuesday Morning
- Tuesday Afternoon
- Tuesday Evening
- Wednesday Morning
- Wednesday Afternoon
- Wednesday Evening
- Thursday Morning
- Thursday Afternoon
- Thursday Evening
If you are interested in setting up a 15-minute phone consultation, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 238-9364. In this call we will discuss your needs, and if it feels like a good fit, schedule our first session.
Jessica Wallace, LMFT 43927