People and systems are complex.
You are the most informed expert on you.
Exploring conflict and pain is daunting.
SELF-leadership is realistic and prompts recovery, growth, creativity, and success.
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"Dr. Jodie is my most recent therapist in a lifetime spent jumping from doctor to doctor. And now, I can stop looking! Jodie has such an uncanny way of zeroing in on information, whether extracted by her insightful line of questioning or just by observation and connecting the dots. She is able to see patterns and expose underlying conflicts that may be affecting current behavior. She is the first therapist to present tangible, practical, pragmatic solutions to current problematic behavior or thinking. It is not an ivory tower situation. Additionally, she always treats me as a peer and the appointments seem more like meetings. I actually enjoy them and look forward to the next one each week. Jodie is a keeper!!!"
-Lisa A. (47)
"What immediately resonated with me about Dr. Jodie’s approach is her integration of science-based therapeutic methods with a genuine understanding of me as a whole person. She has a keen sense of when to hold gentle space and when to challenge me to dig deeper. Our sessions are a place I feel safe, nurtured, and strong enough to face difficult and scary things. Moreover, I am in awe of the investment Dr. Jodie makes in our work and her practice as a therapist. She regularly shares relevant resources and new research in psychology and neurobiology that she has gleaned from her own commitment to learning via conferences and seminars. I am so deeply grateful for my time with Dr. Jodie and for the continued impact in every session."
"It is overwhelming to put into words the impact Dr. Jodie has had on my life. Prior to working with her, I was disconnected from myself and numb. I was at the mercy of the ups and downs of life, and my behavior was erratic. Through our work, I have recovered from a longstanding eating disorder, have learned to manage PTSD after years of suppressing childhood sexual assault, and have survived suicidal ideation. Dr. Jodie has also helped me navigate a number of difficult medical diagnoses. This list does not begin to capture the enormity of my internal transformation from someone who believed I had little agency, worth, or value in this world, into a person who is deeply connected to, proud of, and in love with who I am every day. Today, I feel grounded and skilled to navigate both the difficulties and joys of life, excited to keep discovering, learning, adjusting, and readjusting as an individual, partner, friend, and family member. Though Jodie always reminds me that I am responsible for getting myself here, she has been the catalyst, guide, and teacher through this incredible journey."
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Essensuate Psychology Group, APC
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San Geronimo, CA