Jessica Broderick

Jessica Broderick

Marriage and Family Therapist

MA, LMFT

I can work with you to explore and dismantle the barriers keeping you from the balance and connection you are looking for.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-451-5212

Portland, 97206

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $80-$100

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Approach to Helping

*I AM CURRENTLY DOING TELEHEALTH MEETINGS ONLY* As a systemic therapist I approach the work of therapy as that of exploring how the unique constellation of relationships throughout your life has shaped how you think about yourself, how you relate to others, and how you view your struggles. In addition to family and social relationships, together we will discuss how race, class, gender, and other identities have impacted your sense of self. With my knowledge of the impact of trauma on the nervous system I can help you better understand what happens in your body when you experience stress and how you can use your body find a sense of safety. When effective, therapy is hard and emotional work. I will bring fierce compassion and plenty of humor to support you through the often difficult journey of self and relationship exploration.

Social Justice Issues I Care About

I earned a master’s degree in marriage, couple, and family therapy from Lewis & Clark College focused on social justice and international family therapy. There I began the work of actively recognizing and dismantling white supremacy in myself and bringing anti-racism into my therapeutic work. I sit on the board of COPACT where I focus my efforts on increasing access for POC to therapy education and jobs as well as how best to include mental health professionals in conversations around radically changing the way we keep communities safe. In private practice I specialize in working with LGBTQIA folks as well as those practicing non-monogamy and kink. I also partner with the Cupcake Girls to offer affirming counseling to adults engaging in sex-work. My personal life has been a crucible of struggles and transformation. I am proud of the hard earned stability I enjoy and I am excited to bear witness to your journey. I look forward to meeting you.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships External link

    I approach this work with a focus on unpacking beliefs about roles and rules in relationships often internalized from our families and larger cultural narratives. I am particularly attentive to the power and control dynamics intertwined with all emotional relationship and that are often amplified through the practice of non-monogamy.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety is one of the issues I treat most often in my practice. Through exploration of your story we can better understand the source the anxiety you experience so you can manage it rather than it getting in your way. We will also discuss what happens in your brain and body when anxiety rises, using this information to develop tools and techniques specific to your experience of anxiety.

  • Historical Trauma External link

    I will work with you to untangle the knot of experiences you've had to better understand how things in your past effect the way you think and feel in the present. I can support you in finding compassion for your younger self and becoming the "good enough" caregiver that they didn't get to have.

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