Jessica Twehouse, PLPC
Jessica recieved her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, followed by her Master’s in Counseling from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with an emphasis in Couples & Family Counseling. While earning her degrees, she worked as a case manager and program assistant in non-profit behavioral health organizations as well as private practice settings.
She began working working with clients in 2018 and has gained experience working with adolescents, teenagers, and adults in an outpatient community mental health settings. Jessica has a passion for working with couples and families who struggle with communication, intimacy, infidelity, parenting, and more. She also enjoys working with individuals to examine concerns around anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidality, trauma, identity, life transitions & adjustments, grief & loss, relationships, and family.
Jessica takes an active, person-centered approach to therapy and believes that building genuine, meaningful relationships with clients is essential in creating a safe space for growth and transformation. She recognizes both the shared experience and individual uniqueness that each client possesses -- for this reason, she focuses on adapting therapy to fit each person’s needs. With individual clients, she typically uses an eclectic theoretical approach with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), while incorporating aspects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). With couples and families, Jessica utilizes the Gottman Method, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Experiential Family Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy.
In the future, Jessica plans to receive more training in working with complex traumas and become certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. She also plans to continue training in couples and family therapy and to become a certified Gottman Therapist.
People are Jessica's passion. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to build meaningful relationships and serve those in the community with the experience and training she has gained over the course of her career.