Originally from California, Jessica landed in Utah by way of Colorado where she received her bachelors in psychology from the University of Colorado. Jessica went on to complete her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Westminster College and began her career working with children and families in foster care. Throughout her years working with this population, she practiced play therapy and developed her understanding of attachment, which she continues to use as a therapeutic lens. Eventually Jessica began working with a more diverse group of individuals to treat trauma & create healthy relationships. After seeing the need for support and direction in adolescence, Jessica co-founded a non-profit empowerment camp for girls that uses outdoor recreation and experiential learning to teach self-care, healthy relationships and wellness. Jessica has also taught Theories of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy as an adjunct professor for the clinical mental health master’s program at Westminster College. In addition to using these modalities, Jessica is trained in EMDR, Internal Family Systems, and as a yoga teacher. Jessica believes in the healing power of movement, meditation, and the mind-body connection. After years of working with and learning from adolescents and young adults, Jessica is excited to bring her experience to Eva Carlston. “Everyone deserves a safe place to be seen, heard, and understood. Adolescence is a critical time for self-discovery, personal growth and healing; it is a privilege to be a part of this process at Eva Carlston.” Jessica enjoys being outdoors, swimming, traveling, and spending time with her family.