Jessica Zifzal holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. As someone who has endured her own mental health struggles, Jessica understands first-hand the impact that unresolved mental health issues have on every aspect of a person’s life. Working through her own mental health issues has allowed Jessica to develop a passion to helps others navigate the complexities of mental health through education and awareness. Jessica’s experience includes raising and training psychiatric service dogs, working at a mental health inpatient center for children, and at a community mental health center. These environments allowed Jessica to experience a wide range of mental health difficulties and apply skills including re-framing, visualization, goal-setting, and positive self-talk. She frequently uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) daily with clients in order to give them skills that they may apply both in and outside of session. In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her Golden Retriever, horseback riding, and watching a wide range of movies. Jessica is determined to utilize her education to help break down the stigma around mental health and promote overall mental health and wellness.
One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart. – Linda Poindexter