I’m Jessica, a queer therapist passionate about supporting people in reclaiming their relationship with their body and food.

Providing virtual counseling throughout Ohio and California!

As a licensed therapist, I specialize in working with those wanting to heal from disordered eating, body image struggles, and trauma related wounds.

I’m passionate about working from a Health At Every Size ®, body-liberation,
weight-inclusive, and anti-oppresive framework.

My Story

What Led Me Here

Let’s go back to my childhood, JUST KIDDING, but actually… let’s go.

Since a young age, my body size has been a primary focus of loved ones, peers, and even healthcare providers.

I grew up in a very religious community where everything was moralized — body size, food, and sexuality were no exception. As a young queer person in a larger body within this insular community, I thought I was broken.

Body shame was one of the few ways I knew how to relate to myself. I fought my body for a long time on many different levels — trying to shrink myself physically and emotionally.

My own healing process helped me recognize that my body was never the problem and help me find ways to trust and listen to it.

It allowed me to recognize the detrimental narratives I had internalized about myself and my body.

I know my story is not your story, so no matter what brings you here, we will work together to find a way to healing.

I strive to be inclusive and honor the lived experience of all of my clients.

That looks like being actively aware of the complex dynamics in the therapeutic relationship which include my own privileges and blindspots.

Which is why I’m committed to being intentional and actively doing my own work outside of the therapy room.

- My Credentials -

Jessica Ogilvie (she/her)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I obtained my Master of Science Degree from California State University, Fullerton, though I’ve been working in the mental health field in some capacity since well before graduate school. My graduate program provided a strong foundation in theory and research, as well as extensive clinical training. My research focus in graduate school was on the impact of weight-stigma and minority stress on health outcomes, which continues to inform my work as a clinician today.

Over the course of my career I’ve had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and mental health concerns, yet I’ve always found my way back to supporting people struggling with their body, disordered eating, anxiety, and trauma related wounds. I’ve worked in all levels of care and provide education and training to other providers on providing compassionate and evidenced based care to those struggling with their relationship with their body and food. 

While I have over 7 years of experience supporting people in healing, I am a growth oriented person and clinician. Our field is constantly learning and changing, which is why it is why I prioritize additional training and consultation on a regular basis to ensure I am providing you with the best care.

Above any clinical expertise or therapeutic modality, I am just a fellow human navigating the ups and downs of being alive. Even in the most ideal circumstances, we all experience pain and suffering. In my experience, it is often in supportive relationships— with ourselves, the earth, and others that we find meaning and comfort .

The therapeutic relationship can be one of those relationships and I am always honored when someone chooses to join me in that space.

I Have Specialized Training In...

Brainspotting

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Attachment Focused EMDR

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Mindfulness

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Intuitive Eating

Trauma-Focused Modalities

My Work Is Grounded In

Body Liberation

Compassion

Autonomy

Curiousity

Equity

Trust

My Services

How We Can Work Together

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Counseling For Eating Disorders

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Counseling For
Trauma

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you take insurance?

I am not paneled with insurance companies which allows me to best support your individual needs. If you are eligible for out-of-network benefits through your insurance, I am happy to provide a monthly billing statement (“superbill”) that you can submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement. You can contact your insurance directly to inquire about out-of-network benefits and coverage.

Questions you can ask when inquiring about out-of-network benefits:

  • What are my out-of-network benefits?
  • Is there a deductible (amount that is paid out of pocket before benefits begin)?
  • What is my co-pay for visits with my provider?
  • How many visits do my benefits cover?
  • Do I need pre-authorization for treatment? If yes, from whom?
  • Does my plan cover tele-health services?

Do you offer in-person services?

I do not offer in-person services at this time. I am pleased to offer telehealth services all throughout the state of California.

Does virtual therapy work?

That's an enthusiastic yes!
It can absolutely be just as effective as in-person therapy and the research has demonstrated this as well. Telehealth therapy allows for us to meet wherever you are, eliminating travel time and cost.

I know that privacy is a concern for everyone, and it is important to me as your therapist as well. I use only HIPPA compliant software to ensure our privacy and am always located in a private location during our session to ensure confidentiality. It is best if you are also able to be in a private location so you can comfortably and fully participate in our sessions.

How frequently do we meet?

Therapy is most effective when we are able to meet consistently. This not only allows for us to get to know one another but also for me to get more familiar with the patterns playing out in your life. For this reason, I ask that clients commit to regular sessions for the first few months of treatment. This usually consists of weekly or bi-weekly sessions. As therapy progresses we can determine frequency of sessions together.

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How much do sessions cost?

$135-150 for 50 minute sessions.
I do have a limited number of sliding scale appointments available. 

Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

A Good Faith Estimate is available upon request and/or will be provided prior to your first appointment.

How do you manage cancellations and no-shows?

All appointments must be canceled at least 24 hours in advance. The full session fee will be charged for all late cancellation and missed appointments.

What is the process for getting started?

I know finding a therapist that you jive with matters, which is why we start with a free 20 minute inquiry call so I can answer any questions you have. This call allows us make sure I’m the best fit for you as a therapist. You can schedule this by hitting the "Request an Appointment" button or by reaching out to me via email or phone: 

Email: jessica@jocounseling.com

Phone: 916-314-7434

If we decide we are a good fit following that call we will then schedule an initial session where we will delve deeper into what brings you to therapy, your history, and your goals. From there we will continue with ongoing therapy sessions to move toward your goals and checking-in about how things are going all-along the way. 

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