Hello, my name is Jess, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and American Council on Exercise- Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT).
I have over a decade of experience helping individuals work towards wellness goals, as they navigate and recover from various forms and manifestations of persisting stress/ trauma, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, grief, and significant life transitions. I also have experience and dedication to providing LGBTQIA+ affirming psychotherapy.
My belief that safety in mind, body, spirit, relationship, and community are birthrights allows for many inroads to healing; such as emotions, beliefs, thoughts, sensations, behavior, posture, movement, mindfulness, relationships, nature, spirituality, and community. Addressing all aspects of your experience can serve as a valuable source of feedback for self-discovery, healing, and connection.
Therapy begins with a wide lens. I start the process by fostering relationship, awareness, curiosity, choice, and intent, while building strong rapport and establishing therapeutic safety. Co facilitating your Self’s exploration through a non-judgmental lens gives way to an increased capacity for you to identify the thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns that maintain your distress and supplant them with a healthy, healing way of moving through your daily life. As these new healthy patterns are developed, you can harness and enhance your personal strengths, interests, resources, and skills for processing trauma/ stress and re-engage with the world with increased ease and comfort.
I reference various modalities throughout the therapeutic process, including traditional talk therapy, psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, gestalt therapy, internal family systems, somatic experiencing, and polyvagal theory, all while maintaining a touch of humor. I may also support you in exploring how movement/ exercise can become a tool for managing symptoms and releasing stress. For example, in session and when appropriate, we may co-explore how you can incorporate movement, (i.e., light stretching, light movement, resistance training, and self-myofascial release) as a skillset for managing symptoms associated with stress, anxiety, and depression.
For more information about my education, experience, and scope, please visit my LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-grantman-43867359/.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you find the support that is right for you.