Ready to feel confident moving forward?

You’ve come to the right place.

My name is Jessica Sullivan, and I help people racked with self-doubt take control of their lives by providing a safe place to talk about everything that’s been bothering them.

We will work together to find the best solutions to the dilemmas you’re currently facing.

Degrees

  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Franciscan University, 2018
  • B.S. in Psychology, University of Wisconsin: Madison, 2014

Licensure

  • Licensed Professional Counselor – In Training (LPC-IT): #4600-226
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC): #1095118

Continuing Education Credits

  • Family Mapping (March 2022)
  • Socratic Dialogue: Improving Therapeutic Outcomes (November 2021)
  • Quarter Life Crisis (October 2021)
  • Panic Attacks: A Brief Intervention (October 2021)
  • Techniques for Mindful Resilience (January 2021)
  • “Pure O” OCD Subtypes: How to Identify and Treat Them (January 2021)
  • Trauma and Self-Injurious Behavior (November 2020)
  • CBT: Learning to Think About Your Thinking (November 2020)

Who Am I?

Now that you’ve seen all my credentials and know that I’ve been trained to help you, let’s get real. While all those letters after my name are important, they don’t tell you anything about me as a person. A good therapist not only has the necessary training and skills, but more importantly, they need to be a trustworthy and relatable person. Therapy is about making a connection and working together as a team, so if we don’t get along, then I’m not going to be the best therapist for you.

So a little about me outside the therapy room. I love to read and I’m one of those weirdos that will read multiple books at the same time. I like to have lots of different options to choose from when I actually take the time to sit down to read (which isn’t nearly as often as I would like). Here’s a peek into my current stack of books:

  • The Outsider by Stephen King
    • I love weird, dark stories, and who better to turn to than Stephen King? I’ve only just started this one but I’m already sucked into the story and trying to figure out what is happening.
  • Exhalation by Ted Chiang
    • This is a short story collection that really makes you think. Most of the stories have a sci-fi element to them but all of them ask interesting questions. This author wrote the story that inspired the movie Arrival starring Amy Adams.
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
    • I’m rereading the series since it’s been a while for me but I’m a huge fan. I’ve been to Wizarding World in Orlando and got to have some Butterbeer and Fizzing Whizzbees.
  • Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
    • The main character is an android who is learning about the world as she takes care of a sick little girl. This is a character-driven book that takes its time to explore who these characters are.
  • Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
    • A fast-paced read full of fascinating characters to follow as they try to better themselves by attending this bizarre health spa retreat. This has been a really entertaining read so far.
  • Universal Harvester by John Darnielle
    • A small town grapples with the discovery of disturbing footage found taped over movie rental VHS tapes. Another book with dark, mysterious vibes which I’m always fascinated by. I’m so curious to see where this one goes.
  • The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists by Irvin D. Yalom
    • This is a nonfiction book that I’ve been told that all therapists need to read so naturally I’m taking my time to read this and take notes.

Some more information about me: I’m far from perfect but I was raised Catholic and I continue to grow in my faith. Now that being said, I also fully respect any other Christians, religions, or explicitly non-religious folks. When it comes to therapy, I strive to help everyone who is looking for help. I will never judge you for your beliefs (or lack of beliefs) or tell you about my own because therapy is not a place for me to evangelize you. I want you to feel safe to talk about anything that is important to you without having to worry about being judged.

I became a therapist because of my own struggles dealing with anxiety and trauma. Everyone struggles in their own way but you don’t have to suffer alone. I’m here to listen to your story, find your strengths and empower you to find better solutions to your problems.

If you want to learn more about me or have any questions, please send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Schedule a free consultation today!

Compassionate Heart Therapy provides both anxiety and trauma therapy to young adults in the Milwaukee area. Together, we will discover and utilize your strengths so you can experience the relief and confidence you deserve.

Compassionate Heart Therapy, 925 Elm Grove Rd, Suite 303, Elm Grove, WI 53122