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Jessica Peters, MA, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker - Adolescents & Adults
Jessica holds a master's degree in psychology from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, where she developed a deep understanding of psychoanalysis, forensics, and trauma-informed care. She furthered her qualifications with a master’s in social work from Stony Brook University's School of Social Welfare and earned an additional certification in trauma. Jessica is also in the process of becoming a Licensed Drug and Alcohol counselor.
Professionally versatile, Jessica is trained in a variety of therapeutic models such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and motivational enhancement approaches. For those unfamiliar, techniques like FLASH and Ego State Interventions focus on rapid trauma treatments and internal conflict resolution.
Jessica's therapeutic style is warm and interactive, characterized by its eclectic and holistic approach. Recognizing that therapy isn't one-size-fits-all, she customizes her treatments to resonate with each individual's unique journey toward well-being. She has a special interest in assisting adolescents, young adults, and members of the LGBTQ+ community, especially those grappling with complex trauma, anxiety, and depression.
Beyond her private practice, Jessica is a therapist for the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Treatment Program (ASAP) at Boston Children's Hospital. Her commitment to holistic healing and compassion extends outside of her professional life, as evidenced by her volunteering at the Whip City Animal Sanctuary in her free time.
In sessions with Jessica, clients can expect a collaborative atmosphere where their stories are heard, validated, and met with expertise. Whether you're facing day-to-day challenges or deeper emotional struggles, Jessica's dedication guides you toward a path of healing and self-understanding.