You don't have to do it all alone.
You may be curious about what makes me uniquely qualified to help you during a time of loss, grief, and transformation. I know grief and loss because I have walked the path myself. I have lost loved ones who can never be replaced. I have been at the very bottom of despair, and managed to steer myself onto the path of healing that was right for me.
I live with my losses everyday. They informs my understanding of love, of connection, and of life itself. As a therapist, it makes me passionate to continue broadening my understanding of how grief, loss, and life transitions impact us all; and the complexities around how to find the strength to carry on with our lives when they have been forever changed.
Jessica Bowen, LMFT, ACHt
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing loss, major life transitions, grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, and personal growth. I believe that with the right support and insight, we all have the ability to find meaning, value, and growth from life’s most difficult challenges. I provide the open and supportive care that gives you the freedom to explore that which you are most struggling with. With curiosity and compassion, we will create and implement strategies for coping with challenges of all sizes.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles and Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle. Additionally, I hold an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy certification from The Wellness Institute in Issaquah, after completing a two-year training program. I am also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist through The Grief Recovery Institute in Los Angeles.
While attending graduate school I completed a clinical traineeship at Auburn Youth Resources, where I provided therapy and social services to youth and families. Concurrently, I facilitated therapy support groups at The Healing Center in Seattle for children, teens, and young adults experiences grief and loss. Before moving to the Pacific Northwest I volunteered at an organization called Free Arts in Los Angeles. I created and facilitated therapeutic art events for families living in transitional house facilities as part of their Parents and Children Together with Art (PACT) program.
Otis is my 4 year old terrier mix. He began working in my practice when he was only eleven-weeks old. At six-months old he became one of the youngest puppies ever in Washington State to became a certified "therapy puppy" through Project Canine. At one-years old, he went on to completed his adult certification and has graduated to Therapy Dog.
Otis' role is simple. He provides unconditional support and love to anyone looking for it.
In addition to working in my practice, Otis also volunteers in the community. He is currently a regular at retirement communities where he visits seniors living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. He also participates in Bow Bow & Books, which allows kids to enhance literacy by reading to dogs.
To learn more about how Otis participates in sessions and the benefits to having a therapy dog present HERE.