Jessica downs, LCSW
I know taking the leap into therapy can be really scary, and I want you to know I’ll be there to receive you with compassion and a sincere desire to understand you.
I believe that life experiences shape the way we see and feel about ourselves, others, and the world. Trauma, or any disturbing event, can significantly distort these perceptions. This includes humiliation or betrayal; abuse; accidents; witnessing or experiencing natural disasters; or any other event that has been hurtful or disturbing, either from the distant or recent past.
When life experiences are harmful or traumatic, we can feel stuck, and unable to move on. This can be overwhelming and defeating, and can often lead to a sense of hopelessness and despair. I would like to walk with you on the path that leads to healing so that you can feel like a whole person again.
I have received specialized training and am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, a proven approach to treating trauma and anxiety disorders. I have also spent several years working with teens as a high school and community college educator, and enjoy the creativity and emotional charge young women and young men bring to counseling. I also work with adults who suffer from trauma or the effects of disturbing life events.
Some of my counseling specialties include:
Trauma Treatment & EMDR Counseling
Teens and Young Adults
Testimonials of Jessica’s work
"If you feel like something is holding you back in life, you can trust Jessica to help you find your way to freedom. Her high level of skill as an EMDR therapist is matched by her immense care for those whom she works with. As her colleague, I've trusted her with many complex situations and can recommend her without reservation."
— Paul Sigafus, LMFT, Director of Colorado Counseling Center
“Jessica is one of the most talented and compassionate clinicians I have ever had fortune to know and work with. She holds a warmth and kindness to her that certainly supports her clients healing work. She is a truly advanced and incredible EMDR therapist, and overall a deep healer. I fully trust Jessica's abilities and skills as a therapist, and would recommend her to anyone including my own family and friends.”
—Rebecca Wilson Kase, LCSW— EMDRIA Approved Consultant & Basic Trainer
"Poise, control, peace, stability — these are all characteristics now possessed by people from my congregation that have worked with Jessica Downs. Months or years ago, most acquaintances probably would not have used those words in speaking about these same people. However, during their therapeutic sessions, they benefitted from Jessica’s great skill, extensive knowledge, and caring attitude. Now, these individuals are taking their places as effective leaders of their families, functioning well at work, providing meaningful service in their communities, thriving in their social relationships, and able to be themselves again. In addition, I have personally gained much from my own interactions with Jessica as as I have worked with the aforementioned individuals from an ecclesiastical standpoint. Because of Jessica’s professionalism, experience, command of theory and technique, and pleasant demeanor, we have been able to work as a team to better help those in need.”
—Local Religious Leader (Anonymous)