Jessica L. Roper
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology
As one can observe in nature, our innate impulse is to heal. Sometimes our access to this resiliency is along an ever-winding path. Life—relationships, behaviors, community, culture—impacts our ability to fulfill this impulse. In our sessions we will creatively collaborate to rediscover and widen your access to the path toward healing. We will hold your innate wisdom and resiliency alongside the parts of you that feel incongruent, sticky, stubborn, and shameful, honoring that each part deserves to be listened to without judgment. We will learn how to find balance in the fullness of you.
I received a master’s degree in counseling and somatic psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Colorado College. I have completed training programs with the Hakomi Institute of California, the Creative Mindfulness Institute in EMDR, and in the structural dissociation model of treating trauma with Janina Fisher. Over the past 15 years, I have worked in various therapeutic settings, including intensive outpatient programs, residential programs, and post-incarceration services. I currently balance my private practice with my role as a crisis clinician at Willow Rock Crisis Stabilization Unit. Beyond therapy, I enjoy spending time in the woods, near or in freshwater, cooking nourishing meals, indulging my senses, and hanging out with my dogs. I recharge through mindful silence, connecting with loved ones, and by creating.
I aim to meet each new relationship with a sense of reverence, care, and deep listening, attending to the human desire for warmth and a steady, direct presence. In session, we will practice mindfulness, compassion, and body awareness to gain insight into your experience, as well as to deepen below your conscious narrative to that which may not yet be known. We may do guided meditations or dream reflections, use expressive arts, find tools to meet the waves of emotions that emerge, listen to body sensations, practice embracing complexity, or engage in thoughtful dialog. Together we will collaborate and co-create sessions that welcome all of you.
I welcome you to be as you are, where you are. This space is held as political, social, personal, and spiritual, with a hope that we can (re)discover ways for your body to feel a sense of ease and agency in the world. I consider nature a guide for healing in its cycles, interdependence of life, and depths beyond stillness. We can find inspiration in nature’s nurturance, its (intergenerational) resiliences and traumas, in the way darkness is necessary for the light.
- Youth: 12-18
- Young Adult: 18-25
- Adults: 25-65
- Persons Recovering from Domestic Violence
- Persons Recovering from Traumatic Events/Experiences
- Persons Struggling with/Recovering from Addiction
- Persons with Histories of Physical or Emotional Abuse
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
- Somatic Psychotherapy
- Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
Feminist Psychology; Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy
To honor my deeply held value of making psychotherapy accessible regardless of your financial situation, I have a wide sliding scale with limited availability and consider those who are able to pay my full fee as actively contributing to this accessibility.
In our initial consultation, we will spend some time reflecting on your finances to determine whether my sliding scale would be appropriate for your financial situation. If I do not presently have any slots available, I can add you to my waitlist as well as provide you with some lower fee referrals.
419 30th Street Suite 4, Oakland, CA
582 Montgomery St Suite 1402, San Francisco CA
- Tuesday Afternoon
- Tuesday Evening
Abbie Endres, LMFT 43308