About

Hi and welcome! I’m Jess-  I believe that the tools for navigating through the stress of life should be affordable and available when you need help most.

I began my counseling services in 2008.  Through a blend of somatic exercises, talk therapy, imagery card work, and other healing tools, I help people navigate the mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges we all face on life’s winding path.

The name of my practice is based in the profound teachings of Animal Spirit Guides.  Otter On A Rock is the guardian spirit image of my work.  It speaks of a grounded joy and spirit of play in the midst of an ever-shifting, unpredictable world.

Over the last two decades, I have discovered and developed practical tools for healing depression and locating inner guidance.

I am a blue belt (instructor) in Pa Kua Martial Arts and Tai Chi, as well as a KRI, certified Kundalini Yoga instructor who has also trained in the Awareness Center Healing Breath technique for releasing trauma.  I’ve studied somatic healing methods all over the country since 1992 with: Cyndi Dale,  Peter Levine,  Cheri Huber,  Jay Earley, and Stephan Hausner.  I studied Lakota teachings with the Descendants of the Earth community and other indigenous Medicine people in California.

It is my great passion to help people introspect and locate personal power to achieve life passions.  It would be an honor to work with you and be a part of your self-empowering journey.