Welcome! My name is Jessica and I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker. I’ve realized many years ago that my purpose was to support others in their recovery and gently challenge them to achieve the greatest versions of themselves in pursuit of holistic wellness.
I am a graduate from the University of Southern California earning my Masters in Social Work. I have also obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the California State University, Long Beach with an emphasis on Social Deviance and Control.
I have worked to help individuals in various fields including addiction, trauma and grief counseling, Autism spectrum disorder, and other mental health symptoms. I approach clients and their families from a Humanistic eclectic therapeutic style, utilizing both cognitive behavior therapy practices with psychodynamic influences.
My hope is to provide a warm and safe space so that clients and families feel empowered to advocate for themselves while continuing to grow and heal throughout their mental health treatment. I also provide gentle challenges to help my clients understand their fullest potential and allow them to process those moments. I look forward to meeting all of you and hope to hear from you soon.
-Jessica Dirks, ACSW 81562