Jessica Rock Graduated with a Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy. Jessica is a trauma informed therapist and has experience working with adolescents who have significant amounts of trauma, disruption in placements and broken attachments.
Jessica has been in the mental health field for 12 years and spent the first 5 years of her career working in a residential program in San Francisco. Jessica then provided Wrap Around Services to families in the community and helped them engage in family finding through doing permanency work. Jessica also worked as a group home therapist in Chicago reconnecting adolescent boys and their families. Jessica has been at Griffith Centers for the last 3 years overseeing community programs as the Clinical Community Programs Supervisor, Director of Community Programs and Division Director.
Jessica is a systems therapist who believes that clients need to be surrounded by a strong support system. Jessica believes in permanency work and that clients should have legal, emotional and physical permanency. Jessica feels that in order to create permanency and stability it’s important to view the entire family as the client.
Jessica strives to work with parents on providing their children with unconditional love/care and the skills to communicate effectively as a family. Jessica works with parents by providing them with psycho education around their child’s needs/experiences and the value of parents engaging in self-care. Jessica believes that strong rapport needs to be built between the therapist and family for treatment to make progress. In order to build strong rapport with children Jessica meets the child where they are at emotionally and works to empower the child in building a therapeutic relationship.