Jesse is working toward his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Bethel Theological Seminary. Prior to studying therapy, Jesse completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in music education and taught in post-secondary education. Jesse enjoys working with couples, families, and individuals of diverse ages and backgrounds. Areas of special interest include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, anxiety, depression, religious trauma, educational issues for teachers and students, life transitions, communication, and other systemic issues.
Jesse believes in a therapy process that is welcoming for individuals of all backgrounds and contexts. He believes all aspects of our lives contribute to our mental health and enjoys discovering how our patterns, beliefs, identity, and environment affect our experience. Jesse strives to create an environment that is relational, relaxed, and genuine. He aims to work with each client to balance finding practical solutions to challenges with exploring and processing one’s past and present experience. It can be difficult to cut through the noise of our fast-paced environment and find genuine peace, purpose, and clarity. Jesse believes in the importance of developing a collaborative therapeutic relationship in which each person can feel seen, heard, and understood without judgment, and feel empowered to move forward through life’s challenges.