My name is Jessica Rice (Jess), and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have six years of experience in working with incarcerated individuals, providing holistic care in community clinics, facilitating group therapy experiences, and offering career counseling services. My clinical focus is on providing trauma-informed and –responsive care while focusing on intersecting identities and social justice needs—recognizing that power, privilege, and oppression are paramount to not only my identity but your worldview as well, our counseling relationship, and the counseling and advocacy interventions I may provide. I provide traditional talk therapy interwoven with trauma-informed movement practices, mindfulness, skill building, and art therapy techniques to address crisis intervention needs, identity development and awareness, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, traumatic experiences (recent and remote), and issues associated with borderline personality disorder.
I attended Emporia State University to obtain my Bachelor of Science in Psychology (with minors in Spanish and Art), my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, and my Master of Science in Art Therapy Counseling. I am currently in the process of obtaining a Doctorate in Philosophy from The George Washington University in Counselor Education and Supervision. I am a Master Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and am trained in Trauma- Informed Yoga from The Trauma Center*. Additionally, I have been trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which is an area of expertise I plan to continue to enhance my treatment ability in. I am a member of the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE); Counselors for Social Justice; and International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors Divisions (IAAOC) of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and carefully consider the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies and Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) competencies for counseling endorsed by the ACA.
I am engaged in providing collaborative treatment to ensure that your needs and goals are met. My practice can be described as a holistic approach; I flexibly utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy, feminist theory, person-centered approach, and incorporate core components of Eastern Philosophies (while remaining aware of the power, privilege, and oppression that occurred with the colonization and appropriation of these practices as they became Westernized to provide liberation and accessibility) including mindfulness and yoga practices to deepen self-awareness, provide empowerment, and successfully navigating whatever difficulties or successes you may be experiencing.