Jess Henry, LPC, CADC, RYT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher
Chicago IL
Jess's style is comforting and supportive, with a focus on developing trust so that the two of you can enter into a co-exploration of who you are and how you want to be in the world. There are many aspects within our lives that can hold us back from being who we want to be and living how we want to live. The purpose of therapy is to discover what may be holding you back and take on the work of letting it go while simultaneously moving towards what makes you feel whole. Jess’s goal for her clients is that they be working towards living their most expansive and connected lives. In honoring the diversity that exists among humans and their experiences, Jess utilizes an integrative approach to cater to each client, including existential, relational, and motivational interviewing-based techniques. These frameworks are beneficial to helping her clients gain insight, make connections, and create change for themselves. She works from a perspective of cultural humility, continuing to educate herself about the work of being human under varied and often oppressive conditions and holds a space in therapy that provides deep respect for identity, background, and cultural influence. She is a sex-positive therapist, LGBTQIA+ ally, and believes it can’t be repeated often enough that Black Lives Matter.
Jess comes from a creative professional background, having spent 15 years as a graphic and experience designer. This lends her a unique and personal perspective to assist those working towards attaining work/life balance, reducing stress, living creatively, and finding fulfillment. When she is not practicing as a therapist, she is reading, gardening, living creatively, and partaking in rest as a practice of resistance and freedom (attributed to Tricia Hersey).