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About Me

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Hi, my name is Jesse! At the heart of my work as a therapist is a commitment to traveling alongside clients on a journey to more fulfilling and meaningful lives, free from the anchor of the past. By promoting inner harmony and a greater sense of wholeness, I aim to help you better understand and counteract the challenges that stand in the way of the real you. I recognize that when the storm envelops everything, it is sometimes impossible to avoid having your light extinguished by it. There is a path forward. Together, we can illuminate it.

While we use terms like therapist and client to define our roles, above all, we are just people talking. This recognition grounds my approach, which emphasizes genuine human connectivity and real relatedness. Our therapeutic relationship is not merely a backdrop, but a central tool allowing us to collaboratively address your troubles in a safe environment.

Life can become so exhausting that finding time for essential acts of self-discovery, self-care, and authentic connection feels impossible. If you're ready to take the first step toward a self-actualized you, I invite you to reach out and schedule an initial conversation. I look forward to meeting you. Together, we can create meaningful and enduring change.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisee

Supervised by Staci Bostic, LCSW, Virginia / 0904004116

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University, Master of Social Work; Clinical Concentration, 2023

University of Mary Washington, Bachelor's in Psychology, 2014

Certifications
  • Licensed Master of Social Work, ID 0903003951, 2023

  • Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult, ID 0732010363, 2023

  • Certificate in Psychological First Aid from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2022

  • VA Department of Social Services Direct-Care Certification, 2021

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences Human Subjects Research Certification, CITI Program, Issued Jul 2022 · Expires Jun 2024, Credential ID 11298749

Publications

Stebbins, H. E., & Vanous, J. B. (2015). The influence of stimulus sex and emotional expression on the attentional blink. Emotion, 15(4), 511–521. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000082

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