Jessa Scott, MSE, LPC

Therapist in Northfield, IL

My belief is that a therapist’s main role is that of support at its very core. Support can be found on many different levels and my goal as a therapist is to meet you at the level you are on. I have previously worked in inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and individual outpatient settings. I have experience running group therapy sessions, as well as working with families and individuals. I have worked with ages 3 and up throughout my career with specific attention to the family unit as a whole. Safety is of my utmost priority when working with any individual. I seek to provide trauma-informed, client-centered therapy with emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Play Therapy, Solution-Based Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

Throughout my adolescence and early college years, I faced times of adversity that challenged me to continue to ask myself the question, “Who am I”? I believe this question resonates at all ages and can help build the foundation to healthier relationships, careers, and overall happiness. I have found through listening to clients that the way we view ourselves, our values, and our morals has a significant impact on our perspective, purpose, and drive in daily living. My experiences in providing therapy to inpatient and outpatient clients has given me the opportunity to work with a wide variety of mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Major Depressive Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, and ADHD. While working with clients, I have completed extensive additional continuing education and training to give me the psychoeducational ability to meet the needs of each individual.

The first two years of my college experience were at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. This held many unique experiences for me and allowed me the opportunity to play college soccer before changing career paths. I then transferred to Columbia College in Columbia, SC where I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After testing the waters in the business world, I returned to school to pursue my passion in mental health thus completing a Master’s of Science in Education Professional Counseling at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, WI. My Clinical Practicum and Internship were completed at the Wisconsin Resource Center. I began my mental health career in 2015 at the Wisconsin State Psychiatric Hospital. From there, I worked at an additional private psychiatric hospital before entering an outpatient setting at a non-profit in Green Bay, WI. I am honored to be considered as a part of your journey and have much gratitude for your willingness to share your unique story with me. Being a part of the team at AFG means a lot to me and I hope your experience here is the same.