Jess Davis, AMFT

Jess Davis, AMFT

 

Jess Davis - Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Jess Davis
AMFT #113738
Supervised by Ali Giacona, LPCC

SERVICES

Individual Therapy
Couples Therapy
Group Therapy

Location

San Francisco Office
Virtual

Specializations

  • Feeling stuck & overwhelmed
  • Accessing creativity
  • Attachment & relationship issues
  • Spirituality & mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic framework: Jungian, dreamwork, expressive arts, and more
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Sexuality: abuse, addiction, exploration, and identity
  • Couples work
  • Psychedelic integration

Education

  • Purdue University | B.A. in Public Advocacy & Rhetoric with Minors in
  • Psychology + Organizational Leadership
  • Pacifica Graduate Institute | M.A. in Counseling Psychology

Additional Training

  • Couples Therapy | Gottman Method Level 1
  • LS/CMI | Level of Service/Case Management Inventory
  • STABLE-2007/ACUTE-2007
  • 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher
  • Peer-to-Peer Psychedelic Integration Circles

who i work with

I work with individuals and couples that feel ready to examine their inner world and outer relationships, perhaps feeling stuck in anxiety, depression, analysis paralysis, addiction, and hopelessness. Clients who wish to explore issues around stress, overwhelm, relationships, identity, sexuality, spirituality, and trauma often resonate with my style of psychotherapy. I utilize creativity to break through personal blocks, so clients that are willing to show up for themselves find me right beside them in the work.

My Approach

I offer individuals and couples a warm environment that is supportive, collaborative, and direct. I often start with cognitive and behavioral modifications to manage symptoms while we work together to discover the source of your suffering. Building a relationship that has a safe space for tough and untouchable topics is essential to my work.

While I hold psychotherapy with the utmost respect and reverence, I also invite amusement, joy, and hope into the room. I aim to psychoeducate, empower, and build your intuition so you feel equipped to embark on your journey.

My Background

My graduate degree is in counseling psychology, with an emphasis on depth psychotherapy in Jungian, imaginal, and archetypal studies. I have been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, attachment therapy, expressive arts, and somatic-based therapies.

I had the honor of working with clients at the Liberation Institute in San Francisco, providing low cost therapy to the community. I often lead support circles on various topics such as trauma response, self-care, and process groups. I have studied many couples therapy modalities and have been certified in the Gottman Method.

Why I love this work

I have found my calling in psychotherapy, so it’s hard not to love this work! I have put significant efforts into my own personal development, so I feel privileged to pass along that gratitude as a guide to others. There is nothing more beautiful than witnessing a person committed to themselves and their own growth.

A bit more about me…

As a reformed life-is-serious-business kinda person, I embrace a light-hearted approach following my curiosity. My bliss looks like body movement (dance, yoga, roller skating, running, hiking, softball), meditation, practicing art, and loving all things music. My love of words knows no bounds including poetry, myth/folk tales, romance novels, philosophy, beach reads, pop psychology, and revisiting my childhood favorites. I’m rare to shy away from a class or workshop that interests me and I let my enthusiasm and intuition lead the way.

Originally from the midwest, I’ve lived in London and Los Angeles and I’ve happily been in the Bay since 2014. Prior to being a psychotherapist, I cut my teeth in tech & finance, backstage with bands in concert promotions, and on the radio and book tours supporting an actress/author/radio host.

 

But only someone who is ready for everything,
who doesn’t exclude any experience,
even the most incomprehensible,
will live the relationship with another person as something alive
and will himself sound the depths of his own being.
Rainier Maria Rilke

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