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Jessika Rutledge

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
 

Jessika (she/her/hers) is biracial therapist that has been working in the mental health field for over a decade in various capacities. She started with serving the elderly population that lived with developmental disabilities in both community and institutionalized settings as a rehabilitation therapist. Then she transitioned into behavioral health where she assessed and developed behavioral modification and management plans for adults and children with Autism and other behavioral disorders. As she further explored her passion for working with people, she planted herself in Marriage, Couples, and Family therapy. Her experience with crisis response, at risk youth, family court and mediations, substance abuse (abstinence and harm reduction), and domestic violence has provided her with an array of skills to best support her clients unique needs. 

Jessika is a licensed therapist that helps individuals, families, and couples who are ready to do the work and perform better in their lives. She strives to serve as a guide while supporting you with healing from past hurts, managing anxiety and depression, inter-generational trauma, micro/macroaggression, multicultural and systematic pressures by bridging thoughts and getting to the root of your restrictive core beliefs that guide your behavior, how you see yourself, and perceive life and relationships. She provides a safe and judgment free atmosphere which allows for transparency, vulnerability, empowerment, cultural appreciation, and validation.

She has learned that creating a space of listening and compassion for someone who is battling with their mental, emotional, spiritual, or physical health is incredibly powerful. It is her mission to break the stigma attached to mental illness and mental wellness within diverse populations through education and self-awareness. For so long, you've worn the mask that everything is okay. This is the first step in changing your reality. Together, you can create a new outlook on life that leads you to the best version of yourself. By being aware of our own attitudes and beliefs and reducing the bias and negative assumptions about seeking help, transformation can happen. Jessika provides telehealth and works with adults individually and couples.