Jessie’s love of occupational therapy began when she was working with a boy with Autism as a behavioral therapist. She learned through play and meaningful activities, children feel empowered, learn new skills and build strength and a sense of confidence. With a bachelor’s in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz, she decided to pursue her interest in OT and received a Master’s in OT from University of Southern California in 2010. Since then, she feels fortunate to treat children in a wide variety of settings, including schools, clinics and home, as well as with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and diagnoses. Her trainings include but are not limited to: Integrated Listening Systems Practitioner, Vital Links Quickshift, S.O.S. Approach to Feeding, Mini Yogis Teacher Training, Handwriting Without Tears, Facilitation Techniques based on NDT Principles, and Sensory Integration USC/WPS Course. Jessie has pursued training in sensory integration, reflex integration, and auditory processing disorder with Julia Harper. Additionally, she often utilizes different self-regulation curriculums in therapy, such as Zones of Regulation, Superflex and the Team of Unthinkables, the Alert Program, and Social Thinking.
She lives in San Francisco with her husband. She enjoys what the city has to offer: tasty food, live music, and beautiful parks.