Jessica is a licensed clinical social worker who joined the Wellness Center in 2012. Jessica received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY and is an alumni of Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work. Prior to joining Loyola’s Wellness Center Jessica worked for two different local Chicago hospitals working with children, adolescents and their families; primarily focusing on crisis assessments, trauma and mental health stabilization. In addition, Jessica has worked at a community mental health agency in an impoverished Chicago community. There she provided therapy to adult clients, case management services and psycho-educational groups for women that focused on mental health and substance use/abuse. Jessica enjoys working with all ages and populations. She is especially passionate about crisis assessment, self-care, and building on one's strengths and own self-determination. In Jessica’s spare time, she enjoys staying active and spending time with friends and family.