Jessica Bland, LPC (she/her) received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Addictions Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University. She received her graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling from Grace College.
Jessica has worked with a wide range of mental health concerns at a college counseling center as well as community mental health center. She has specialized in work with anxiety disorders, stress-management, perfectionism, depression, trauma, self-esteem difficulties, relational concerns, anger management, life transitions, crisis and more.
Jessica is passionate about providing trauma-informed, person-centered therapy that is tailored to what each individual client. She is committed to valuing, supporting, and also learning from diverse populations. Jessica is an advocate for diversity and LGBTQIA+ ally.
She emphasizes that counseling is designed to be a safe space where each client feels seen, heard, and deeply cared about. With this firm foundation, Jessica walks alongside each client, meeting them where they are, and empowering them towards growth.
Jessica primarily utilizes evidence-based strategies; such as ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), and MI (Motivational Interviewing). These approaches help clients identify their motivation as well as barriers, discover and live out their values, recognize and reframe unhelpful thoughts, and learn to use strategies for healthy coping and relational functioning.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time kayaking, running, doing puzzles, reading, baking, watching favorite t.v. shows (such as Modern Family, Gilmore Girls, the Middle, Psych, etc.), playing with her dog Milo and cat Daisy, going on mini adventures with her husband, and spending time with friends and family.