Jess Maxwell is a Licensed Professional Counselor. They received a Masters of Health Science from LSU Allied Health Science Center, with a concentration in Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling. Jess is specialized in working with youth and adults who are in recovery from eating disorders, substance use disorder, as well as post traumatic stress disorders. In practice, Jess focuses on skill scaffolding in tandem with processing of emotions byway of creative means. This includes using art, movement, "play", and mindfulness to process difficult emotions. Jess believes that everyone already has the resources, strengths, and tools needed to process intense experiences. Therefore, they believe in working in partnerships with clients towards finding the solutions needed to a more fruitful life. When not in the therapist chair, Jess can be found with their kiddo hiking, kayaking, or in their art studio steadily making art.
'It doesn't happen al" You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand. - Skinned Horse in the Velveteen Rabbit