Jess graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She worked for a period of time in a research setting before returning to graduate school to pursue her dream career and received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2011. She brings a breadth of experience in a variety of settings including autism research assistant, personal care assistant, preschool teacher, neurological rehabilitation therapist, anatomy teaching assistant, swim instructor and soccer coach. Jessica has the unique ability to treat from an intuitive level while integrating principle of reflex integration, sensory integration, neuromuscular, and relationship-based techniques.
Jess is able to relate to clients easily and makes families feel comfortable, no matter what their abilities, personalities, or interests are. For these reasons, she is able to develop trusting therapeutic relationships with families and engage the client as an active participant in treatment, while also joining the fun herself. She has a passion for working with highly sensitive and anxious individuals, from young children through adulthood. Jess feels the most rewarding aspect of therapy is building an individual’s self-esteem and confidence to attain goals and participate more fully in life activities. Outside of CTN, Jess enjoys being outdoors, especially with her husband and daughter, drawing and craft projects, cooking, and playing sports.