Yessica Ocampo, MA
Yessica Ocampo, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling
Yessica earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, specializing in children and adolescents from Lewis University in 2019. She is versed in trauma treatment, anxiety, and resilience in children, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF CBT).
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¡Hola! My name is Yessica (pronouns: she/her/hers). As part of the Latinx community, I know finding the balance amidst our current world can be overwhelming, frustrating, and at times disheartening.
As therapy and emotional health are still stigmatized in many cultures, human rights and social justice at the forefront, the need to care for our emotional and mental health increases.
With close to two decades of collaborating and celebrating children and families as an early childhood educator and in my mental health work, I strive to aid individuals, children, and families navigate these uncertain times. I believe that we all hold struggles that have given us the knowledge, skills, and capacity to shift difficulties into strengths to enhance our well-being.
There’s no doubt that children are resilient, but uncertainty, worry, and intense emotions can create the perfect storm, leaving them unable to regulate their emotions and behaviors. These emotions and behaviors can impair a child’s life in many ways. We know when a problem impacts one family member, the entire family is impacted. My work with children is rooted in an expressive approach, emphasizing play, movement, creativity, and a love for books. Play allows for opportunities for children to learn and practice new skills such as those related to self-regulation and emotional intelligence, strengthens family bonds, and allows them to gather a greater understanding of the world around them.
Family and Parenting
Parenting is difficult; with countless parenting how-to books out there, it’s no wonder we are often at a loss as parents. We often reflect on our childhood experiences, cultural traditions, and beliefs to bring us to what we believe is the right answer. I have learned from my own experiences as a parent, collaborating, and learning from countless diverse families … there is no right way.
Because families are all unique, I believe a collaborative approach that allows for the exploration of strengths aids in helping families navigate difficult times.
Recent events have left many of us deeply impacted, striving to regain some semblance of control over our lives. Seeking help for your emotional health is no different than caring for your physical health. Much like in my work with children and families, I utilize a strength-based approach with elements from solution-focused brief therapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.
Online Therapy Services
Yessica is currently ONLY offering online counseling services until further notice. Utilizing our HIPAA compliant platform, Yessica brings therapy to you in the safety of your home. When working issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety and relationship struggles, the comfort of your home may be the best place to meet with Yessica to achieve the therapy goals you are looking to gain. This is where online virtual counseling becomes an additional asset for her to clinically work with you.
Payments and Insurance
Yessica is in network with the following insurance plans:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO