Therapy for individuals and couples in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Integrative – Relational – Transformational

Depth Psychotherapy

Know Yourself.

Love yourself.

Be Yourself.

I offer collaborative psychotherapy and coaching that will empower you to develop a deeper knowledge of yourself. I provide an honest, safe relationship where you can feel my investment. I don’t take notes or work behind a blank screen–I offer authentic, real dialogue. Together we will identify the areas of your life and relationship that demand attention, so that you can live the life you want.

The foundation of my approach is a relationship of trust and respect and a commitment to social justice and liberation. After that, my therapeutic orientation depends on you. I want to know who you are and what you are in need so that I can base my approach on your goals. I draw from CBT, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic theory, Somatic Experiencing and AEDP.

I partner with adults, teens, and couples. I offer sex-positive and inclusive services for people of any ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

About Jessie

Hi, I’m Jessie. I help individuals and couples better understand themselves and make the changes necessary to live a freer and more content life. Healing requires self knowledge and exploration, but also action, and I help my clients with both. It’s an amazing feeling when someone, through our work together, is able to find liberation from their struggle and have a new, powerful, life-changing experience of themselves. I approach my work with humility and gratitude. I absolutely love what I do and look forward to the opportunity to help you on your way.

My path to become a psychotherapist was laden with many obstacles, which I now understand were learning and growth opportunities, beginning with a challenging childhood. I began emulating the cycles of abuse and addiction that I was surrounded by at a young age and by 16 years old was court mandated to attend substance abuse counseling. Looking back, this was a fork in the road for me. I remember dragging my feet to therapy, but after some time passed and I built a relationship with my counselor, I looked forward to the imminent self-discovery and much needed love and attention that our sessions brought me.

Since those many years ago, in addition to psychotherapy, I have participated regularly in many different forms of self-discovery: art, yoga, meditation, travel, long distance bike rides, rock climbing, and ultimately my Masters in counseling psychology and my PhD in East-West Psychology. Not only do I believe in the services I provide in theory, my experience is that psychotherapy saved my life.

It is important to me to share a little about my journey, for two reasons. First, to dismantle to notion that the wounded cannot heal. Secondly, to reveal my humanity. I believe in the transformative power of real, authentic relationship and so I believe that the therapist should not hide. If you choose to work with me, I promise to never hide my humanity.

Credentials

Education

  • Ph.D. (current) East-West Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
  • M.A. Integral Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies

Experience

  • Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center- MFT Trainee and Intern
  • Dublin Federal Correctional Institution- IPP Restorative Justice Group Facilitator
  • Teaching Assistant Multicultural Awareness in Counseling
  • Teaching Assistant/Guide Wilderness Rites of Passage (Vision Quest)
  • Volunteer AEDP West

Contact

To set up an appointment, please call my confidential voicemail at (415) 757-9745 or fill out the form below. If you use the form below, double check your email to be sure it is the correct one. Please note that it may take me up to 24 hours to respond.

I offer a free phone consultation before scheduling if you have questions or concerns that need tending to. We will need about 10-15 minutes to talk, so just be sure to leave me a message with a few good times to reach you.

My office is wheelchair accessible and in close walking distance to the 16/Mission BART station and positioned along several MUNI lines.

Jessica Brown, IMF #81382