From work with high schoolers to adults, couples, and families, Jessalyn digs the deep connections that happen in therapy. She connects with clients and helps them develop more authentic and supportive connections with the people in their lives.
- Academic and performance anxiety
- Blended families
- Career goals
- Communication skills
- Conflict management
- Divorce recovery
- Eating and body image
- Emotional intelligence
- Grief and loss
- Impulse control
- Insomnia and other sleep problems
- Interpersonal skills
- Marital conflict
- Premarital prep
- Stress management
- Time management
- Work-life balance
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- BS, Psychological Sciences
- MA, Marriage and Family Therapy
- School Based Therapist, Cummins Behavioral Health
- Gottman Level 1 Training
- Supervised by Amber Schenck, LMHC
Helping Clients Thrive
Making the decision to seek out help can be intimidating and scary. My desire as a therapist is to meet clients where they are and help them to discover or rediscover their strengths to heal and grow. I like to work with clients in a holistic approach that considers every aspect of life — mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and relational. I also incorporate Christian faith for those individuals who would like to integrate faith into their counseling experience.
It is okay not to be okay, but we do not have to stay there. I hope to create an environment with clients that is caring, understanding, warm, hopeful, and fun. We are not meant to do life alone, especially in the hard and trying times, and I want to build a relationship and space with clients that reminds them of just that.
I have a heart for working with teens, families, adults, and couples towards their goals, using evidence-based treatment approaches that are tailored to their individual needs.
It truly is a privilege as a therapist to be let into someone’s life and most vulnerable places, and to be able to speak truth, hope, and encouragement into those places.
What I Do For Fun
In my free time you can find me cooking or baking, spending time with my husband, out to dinner or coffee with friends, having game nights with our church family, or at a big family cookout. I love trying new coffee shops, restaurants, and other fun things in the Indy area. I am also creative — I enjoy lettering, painting, and crocheting things, mainly as gifts for others!
Why I Became a Therapist
Throughout my life, God has shaped my heart for others and given me a desire to intentionally listen and encourage others. With the skills and personality He has given me, not only do I get to do that in my personal life but now in my career. I consider it an honor to hear about a client’s life, deepest struggles, pain, joys, strengths and successes; all while supporting and challenging them to strive towards their goals.