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Jess Albright, LCPC
Psychotherapist and Supervisor
Jess believes that making the choice to engage in therapy is a move made out of strength. Dealing with mental health concerns, the stressors of life or wanting to understand more about ourselves can sometimes be a lonely and overwhelming experience that calls for an empathic and understanding supporter. Jess believes that through a safe space and therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy and a bit of humor, change can begin from the moment you begin.
Jess has a strong foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Jess has also been trained in Feminist Therapy and Existential-Humanistic approaches. Jess has been a guest lecturer for graduate-level students on the application of Existential-Humanistic techniques.
Jess obtained her Bachelor’s of Art degree in Psychology from Florida International University in Miami, FL. After a brief stint working with adolescents with substance use issues in Northern Australia, she moved to Chicago, IL to obtain her Master’s of Art in Clinical Psychology with a Counseling Specialization at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Jess has had the privilege of working with individuals from all walks of life in a variety of settings. She began her counseling journey at the YWCA in Evanston, working with survivors of domestic violence, for which she obtained her 40 hour certificate in Domestic Violence training. She then worked with grade school aged children (aged 5-15) with a variety of social and behavioral diagnoses in a therapeutic day school setting. She also has held the role of lead counselor on a crisis stabilization unit at Haymarket Center, working with adult men with co-occurring substance use and mental health symptoms.
Jess then trained and worked at a specialized CBT outpatient clinic in Chicago, seeing adults, children and couples for a variety of concerns (such as, but not limited to, anxiety, OCD, depression, relationship concerns and trauma). Jess also ran an OCD support group and facilitated a social anxiety treatment group, two areas she specializes in. Jess also has passion for and experience in working with LGBTQ population as well.
Jess believes that engaging in therapy is an intimate and earnest course toward better understanding oneself. It is important to find a clinician whom you feel safe exploring what brings you to session. Jess welcomes calls for a free consultation to see if she is an appropriate fit for your needs.
Email Jess at: email@example.com
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