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My name is Jessica W Bonds and I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 18 years of experience. I earned my BSW fro m California State University Long Beach in 1999 and an advanced standing MSW from New York University in 2000. I also completed both an Advanced Practice Certificate in Individual Clinical Practice with Adults and Adolescents at New York University in 2006.
I began my private practice in 2012, and this has proven to be the most rewarding challenge I have encountered in my life thus far. In my search to provide the most comprehensive treatment possible, I began to explore more holistic forms of therapy. My desire to unify mind, body and spirit increased. In 2013 I began training in Hypnosis, which led to my introduction to the healing arts.
As we go about our daily lives taking care of the necessities and needs of others, we often forget to care for ourselves. We become so bogged down by the tasks of life that we do not take time to process what has occurred in the past or what is occurring presently. This often leads to neglect that may manifest in negative ways. Listening to others and helping them to grow is one of my greatest joys. I strongly believe that achieving inner calmness, understanding and acceptance are all ways in which we can improve the quality of our lives. When you open yourself to self discovery, you bring about clarity and move towards personal growth. It is often helpful to have another set of eyes and ears to help us become aware of the things that we may not necessarily see or may not be willing to admit. These are some of the issues that I can help you explore and work towards change.
I also work with organizations providing services to assist in decreasing problematic behaviors and emotions while enhancing productivity and performance with my interactive Workplace Wellness Workshop. I have provided workshops to promote self-care, stress management and improved self expression using meditation, sound therapy and experiential activities.
In addition to therapeutic services, I provide assessments for a variety of needs including:
~ Psychosocial assessments to establish hardship for the purpose of immigration
~Home studies for adoption.