Jessica has a calling to help individuals identify their own resiliency and internal strengths and support them when facing challenges, hardships, and mental health concerns. Most of her past experience lies within the criminal justice system, where she had the privilege of providing support services and counseling to victims of crime and domestic violence and sexual abuse, juvenile clients in a residential treatment facility, and clients on Adult Felony Probation and/or in Drug Court. She implemented holistic, trauma-informed, and strengths-based approaches and is passionate about incorporating biblical truths from God's Word.
Education and Credentials
- MSW, Chamberlain University
- BSW, Wilmington College
- Licensed Social Worker, CSWMFT, State of Ohio
I have five children and two grandchildren, and we are a close-knit family who loves spending time with one another and having adventures. I enjoy hiking, traveling, refurbishing furniture, decorating, chocolate, and French fries.
I became familiar with Cedarville University during my son's time here as a student, when I had opportunity to learn about the godly principles, values, and community that was offered and quickly learned it was a special and blessed institution. I also provided field supervision for a Cedarville student who was majoring in social work during the 2020-2021 academic year. I was inspired by both experiences and feel so grateful that I am able to freely express and incorporate the comfort, joy, and peace we can receive through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, when providing counseling.