About Jessica Jacobs, LCSW
Jessica Jacobs, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the founder of Willow Grove Wellness, LLC. She is an expert in trauma and its impact on mental and emotional health.
Originally from Massachusetts, Jessica received a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Africana Studies from New York University. Her undergraduate work focused on understanding international political systems and the role of diasporic communities word wide.
As part of this work, Jessica had the opportunity to complete a semester long internship in Geneva, Switzerland where she regularly attended and reported on meetings of the U.N. Human Rights Committee and International Labor Organization. She worked with a team to craft labor rights standards related to the management of chronic health conditions in the workplace. This work continues to inform the psychosocial evaluations she completes for immigrants who have experienced political persecution, human trafficking, and labor and human rights violations.
Jessica then went on to work in international and domestic disaster response. In addition to providing direct services, she managed large scale response programs and created training programs for professionals and volunteers.
In 2013, Jessica returned to graduate school at Boston University where she received her Master’s in Clinical Social Work and a graduate certificate in Trauma Studies. Jessica has been providing psychotherapy and conducting psychosocial assessments since 2014. She has particular expertise in the field of domestic violence, having completed an advanced clinical internship in a well-respected domestic violence program and later working as a therapist for a domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy organization. She has completed continuing education in several different modalities including EMDR, Trauma Focused CBT, Polyvagal Theory and Immigration Evaluations.
Currently, Jessica runs Willow Grove Wellness, a successful group psychotherapy practice which provides therapy, evaluations and professional development. She is passionate about immigrant and refugee mental health and helping professionals understand the impact of secondary trauma.
In her personal life, Jessica is a parent of three wonderful children and former foster mom to many more. She lives on a small hobby farm in rural Indiana and enjoys gardening, hiking and writing in her free time.