A North Carolina native, Jess has a passion for people and mental health. Jess graduated from UNCW with a degree in psychology and fell in love with Wilmington. While working in an acute in-patient psychiatric hospital, she obtained her Master of Social Work from Arizona State University. Jess has experience with folks from all walks of life, and serves teens, college students, and adults. As an Air Force brat, she loves working with military personnel and their families. Jess uses many different evidence-based modalities (CBT, DBT, PCT, etc.) in therapy practice to best serve each person and meet them where they are at in order to work toward being the best version of themselves. When she’s not working with Ellie, Jess works as a wedding planner and also is a free-lance makeup artist. Jess loves traveling, spending time outdoors, and creating new memories with family and friends.