Jessica Barnese

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Embody your truth. Embrace your passion. Follow your path. I work with people of all bodies and all orientations to support their healing process and bring forward their own unique resiliency and self-expression.


  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

I use an experiential approach in counseling, where we follow the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and sensations that are occurring in the present moment as the window to explore deeper held beliefs. Together, we explore what is at the core of these beliefs and find new ways of understanding and holding the experiences you have had, to bring forward an updated perspective that leads from your most authentic, empowered self. Through feeling ourselves, we can know ourselves, and through knowing ourselves, we have greater capacity for self-acceptance and the empowerment to choose the life we want to live. Drawing from my training in The Hakomi Method of Mindful and Somatic Psychotherapy as well as psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, person-centered psychotherapy, and depth psychology, I use mindfulness, body-awareness, touch, movement, and dreamwork to help facilitate my client's process.

My Background

I have a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. My graduate work focused on depth psychology, psychodynamic theory, and Jungian studies. I have also completed the two-year comprehensive training in The Hakomi Method of Mindful, Somatic Psychotherapy at M.E.T.A. Institute in Portland, Oregon.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 503-370-2005
  • Website
  • 4531 SE Belmont Ave
    Portland, OR 97215-4018

At a Glance

  • Experience: 2 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Mount Tabor
  • Rate: $95-110/session

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