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Trauma Therapy

Our bodies can struggle to move on from the past. I’m here to move through it, with you.

I do not believe in pathologizing normal reactions to trauma, life stressors, and oppression.

 

I trust in our ability to heal when given the space, resources, and support to do so. I don’t believe you need to be “fixed” because you are not broken.

The condition of being human can be both beautiful and incredibly painful. And a lot of times there are damn good reasons why we struggle to cope and get by.

Healing can be uncomfortable and sometimes downright painful! But it allows us to step into ourselves and our lives in a new way. A way that allows us to be fully US, in all our messiness. 

A way that doesn’t require avoidance, shame, hiding, or self-degredation.

Trauma symptoms may look like:

– Flashbacks
– Intrusive Memories
– Nightmares
– Mental Health Struggles
– Chronic Anxiety
– Hyper-Independence
– Lower Self-Esteem
– Fears of Rejection
– Codependency
– Low Self-Worth

So What Does Trauma Therapy Look Like?

One size does not fit all, nor does one treatment modality. When it comes to healing from difficult experiences, this is especially the case.

You want a therapist who can meet you where you are and tailor treatment to your individual needs all along the way.

This is why I’ve dedicated time in obtaining additional training and supervision so I am equipped with a variety of tools that can support you in managing and healing from trauma related struggles. 

Two of my favorite therapeutic modalities for trauma-focused work are EMDR and Brainspotting.

These modalities operate with the assumption that our bodies and minds are wise and capable of healing after difficult experiences.

However, our body struggles to find resolution when an experience overwhelms our nervous system to the point that we’re not able to cope or process what happened. When this happens it leaves us stuck in the stress response and can result in chronic trauma symptoms.

It’s not until our body is able to fully process traumatic events that we are able to find resolve and heal.

Trauma focused therapy can support you in healing through integrating past experiences so you can move forward in your life.

The body, not the thinking brain, is where we experience most of our pain, pleasure, and joy, and where we process most of what happens to us. It is also where we do most of our healing.

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Meet Jessica, LMFT

Hi! I’m Jessica, a Licensed Therapist specializing in trauma therapy, EMDR, and Brainspotting.

I have additional specialized training in…

Attachment Focused EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Intuitive Eating, Trauma-Focused Modalities.

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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