Jessica Olson, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Introduction: Building rapport and trust is important to Jessica. Her clients often say that she is gentle, calm and genuine. Jessica’s experience as a social worker has allowed her to work in many settings, including child welfare with the goal of preserving the family system. She acknowledges the racial disparities that are present within systems and works towards dismantling these oppressive systems. As a psychotherapist, she takes into consideration how racialized trauma and historical trauma impacts mental health and does not shy away from discussing this in therapy.
Clinical Interests: Jessica’s passions consist of working with families, including adoptive, foster, and kinship families, transracial/transcultural adoptions, adult adoptees, individuals going through life transitions, as well as older children and teens. Jessica has experience working with families in crisis and navigating through challenging situations alongside her clients. Jessica has a natural ability to connect with individuals of various backgrounds, genders, sexualities, family formations, socioeconomic statuses and celebrates one’s authentic self.
Clinical Approach: Jessica uses an eclectic clinical approach and pulls from different theories, tools and experiences. Some common approaches she uses includes strengths-based, person-centered, attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, culturally sensitive, family systems, relational, and trauma focused. Jessica recognizes that not one approach fits all and she strives to adapt for her clients. She believes that we are all out there trying to do our and encourages continued reflection and exploration for her clients as well as herself.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Adult Attachment Inventory
Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch-Up (ABC)
Circle of Security
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Divorce / Co Parenting
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
High Conflict Families
Juvenile Justice Involvement
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Young Adult (19-25)
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