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Jessica Turner MS, LMHC, QS, CATP, CCTP-II, C-DBT

About Jessica

Hello and welcome! I'm Jessica, originally from Illinois but now enjoying life in Florida since 2019. I've been married to my soldier for 14 years, and we have two children, aged 13 and  9, along with a lovely 3-year-old chocolate lab. When I'm not  at the soccer field cheering on my kids, you'll likely find me at  the pool or the beach. I firmly believe that with hard work and  dedication, we can overcome almost anything. In therapy, you'll often hear me say, "things happen to us, but they do not have to define us".

Education, Experience, and Approach:

I earned my Bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University and went on to complete my Masters at Capella University. I'm a firm believer in lifelong learning, constantly researching and exploring new techniques in the field. With 15 years of experience, I've worked with clients ranging in age from 4 to 65+, addressing issues such as domestic violence, substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems.

My focus has been on children and adults with Complex Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, and behavioral issues. I have a passion for working with younger children to prevent trauma at its roots and helping individuals who have experienced trauma throughout their lives. Early intervention is crucial, as children who experience trauma are at higher risk for various health and behavioral problems in adulthood.

In addition to trauma work, I specialize in addressing behavioral issues in children. Sometimes kids feel misunderstood or struggle to understand their own emotions, leading to defiance, anger, or violence. I believe in a collaborative approach, working closely with both the child and their family to implement structure, consistency, and effective communication.

I also have a passion for working with Military families, who face unique challenges such as deployments, disruptions in family life, and frequent moves. These challenges often lead to anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health issues. My goal is to meet each individual where they are, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as my primary therapeutic approach. CBT helps people change unhealthy patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving by fostering healthy thoughts that lead to positive outcomes.

I believe therapy is a collaborative journey, and I'm here to support you in challenging yourself and meeting your own needs. Together, we'll create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your unique circumstances. My greatest joy is witnessing clients gain understanding, confidence, and new perspectives as they navigate life's adventures with renewed positivity.

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