Assistant director of Client Relations, Therapist
Jessie Duncan earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minors in Neuroscience and Asian Literature and Languages from Loyola University Chicago and a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology with specializations in Health Psychology and Latinx Mental Health from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She utilizes culturally-informed, neuroscience-informed and trauma-informed care for children, families, couples, and adults.
Jessie utilized her training in health psychology to provide training in interventions and psycho-educative techniques aimed at helping people prevent illnesses, recover quickly, or live with chronic conditions in a way that maximizes their functional capacities, including chronic pain, migraines, diabetes, and many other medical conditions.
Jessie comes from a background in Neuroscience and utilizes that knowledge to inform her treatment strategies and she has obtained specialized training in Neurofeedback.
Jessie has a strength-based, culturally-informed, and holistic approach to empowering client centered care. This includes having a multiculturally-oriented approach on how cultural factors interact with their mental health and the proper ways to provide culturally congruent care. Many of the contextual factors that are explored are various types of trauma that minority individuals and communities face, which include racial trauma, sexual trauma, immigration trauma, and ambiguous grief. Jessie supports her clients based on needs and utilizes evidence-based interventions from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma-informed, and neuroscience-informed care.