Mindful Wellness of Arizona was founded in 2017 out of a desire to create a solution focused and person-centered natural and holistic approach to therapy.
We are dedicated to developing meaningful partnerships with individuals and families in order to provide a personalized journey towards emotional wellness.
Here at Mindful Wellness of Arizona, we are passionate about working in conjunction with the community and other professionals to assist in promoting growth and maximizing personal potential.
Meet Our Therapists
Jessica Sisson, MA, LPC, DBTC, NCC is an Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Independently Licensed Professional Counselor. She received a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University, Arizona and is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). Jessica is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and is trained and experienced in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, and Comprehensive Energy Psychology (CEP). Jessica created Mindful Wellness of Arizona out of a desire to provide quality, client-centered, and holistic counseling to individuals in a compassionate and integrative manner.
I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in good standing with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners and also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with over 10 years of experience in the field. An Arizona native, having attended the University of Arizona for my undergraduate degree in Family Studies and continuing my education by obtaining my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.
As a therapist, my career started in working with the developmentally disabled and SMI populations. I currently specialize in working with adult women across the life span struggling with trauma (including complex trauma), perfectionism, high stress, phase of life issues, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, dissociation and more. My passion is to empower women to “build a life worth living” often utilizing an integrative approach to assist in symptom management as well as empowerment and assertiveness coaching and training to help women obtain lifelong goals. I am highly trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness practices and Structural Dissociation.
My style can be described as straightforward, direct and challenging with some fun thrown in the mix. I understand the immense amount of strength and courage it takes to begin your counseling journey. Extremely empathetic, motivated and passionate, I want clients to gain the most out of their counseling experience with me.
Making the decision to go to counseling can be a nerve wracking and scary step. Which is why, I meet my clients where they are on the personal level. My clients know me to be very personable and easygoing — I want them to feel more relaxed from the absolute start of the counseling relationship.
As your therapist, I work with you using a non-judgmental and warm approach to assist in accomplishing your goals. In addition, once we have a comfortable rapport established, I look to give you challenges — that we overcome together — for helping in strengthening your personal growth.
We all understand life can be overwhelming at times. This impacts our relationships and ability to manage day-to-day stress and tasks. This is why I take a solution-focused strategy and utilize a variety of approaches in counseling to assist clients in meeting their personal goals. When working with children for example, I have a reputation for a “think-outside-the-box” path when coming up with effective interventions. Over the last 10-plus years, I have counseled children, adolescents, and adults in depression, anxiety, mood instability, substance abuse, as well as relationship issues.
I utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In addition, I am certified in Emotionally-focused couples therapy. I look forward to working with you as you take the step in beginning the next chapter of your journey!
Taking that first step towards getting help is a courageous one. I invite you and welcome you into a space that is non-judgmental, a space where there are no biases or assumptions. My goal is to provide a safe place to share your concerns and begin a journey of self-care and healing and of discovery.
I use a variety of approaches in counseling including strengths-based ideas, which can teach us that we do have control even when we feel most vulnerable. I often use therapeutic expressive art to explore creativity, which initiates change. Drawing, painting, pastels, journal work, movement, and music can be incorporated into sessions. I am motivated and passionate about teamwork and reaching goals together.