My name is Jessica Harris and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC-6112) in the State of Idaho. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University. As a counselor, I utilize a systemic, strength based approach, primarily Cognitive Behavior therapy, to assist individuals and families with enhancing their existing assets to work toward their goals and hopes for the future. As the counselor provides a warm, non-judgemental, and empathic environment, the client is able to recognize their individual strengths and bring forth change towards self-actualization.
My beliefs encourage individuals to draw from strengths and experiences they already possess in order to navigate through life’s challenges and problem solve independently. When provided with a therapeutic environment, individuals are able to move through challenging life circumstances and learn more appropriate ways to traverse their world.
While the root of my therapeutic approach lies in the Cognitive Behavioral framework, it is important to understand that, at times, it may be necessary to pull interventions from other therapeutic modalities. It is important for you to communicate how you feel about the treatment approach as an adjustment to therapeutic approach might be necessary. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I also help individuals through play therapy and expressive arts. I am also a trained EMDR Therapy provider.