Jessica Garcia

Jessica believes one of the greatest investments we can make is investing time in yourself, and that one of best ways this can be achieved is through counseling. A strong therapeutic counseling relationship can be nurtured through exploring present, past, and future concerns while creating a judgement-free space. Jessica understands that there is a need for therapeutic counseling in non-English speaking communities and is able to conduct therapy in Spanish as well as English.

Jessica comes to TGC from Aurora University. She is passionate about working with individuals and families and being a guide to making changes that can influence the trajectory of each person’s life. Her approach to therapy is eclectic and believes that each individual and family is unique and as such should be approached based on their unique needs. Jessica is able to work clients across the lifespan, including with teens and young adults as during life transitions and navigate identity issues they may be experiencing.

Her background focuses on working with at risk children and low income families who are in need of resources in their community. Jessica has experience working with diverse populations and populations who are in crisis.

Jessica’s areas of interest and experience include:

· Anxiety

· Coping Skills

· Couples

· Depression

· Family Conflict

· Children/Teens

· Eating disorders

· Parenting

· Pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum

· Relationship issues

· Women’s issues

· Trauma

· Immigrant population

· Minority population

· Spanish Speaking population

Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 2009 with a. minor in Family and Child Studies. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Social Work at Aurora University and will be graduating December 2021. She has experience working with clients who are experiencing crisis and can identify appropriate resources for those in need. Jessica comes to TGC with experience as an operator for the National Suicide Prevention Line has understanding on warning signs of suicide, suicidal behaviors, and depression. Jessica is enthusiastic to become a part of your team and collaborate towards your personal growth. Jessica is available to do sessions in English or Spanish at TGC’s Naperville location.

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