NOLA Art Therapy and Counseling, LLC

Helping clients achieve personal growth

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Jessie James

Jessie James, MAAT-C, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana, and has her Masters in Art Therapy. She received a Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in History and Literature from St. Stephen’s University in 2007. She received a Master of Art Therapy and Counseling from the School of Arts Institute in Chicago in 2017. She is waiting on approval from the Art Therapy Credentials Board to become a Registered Art Therapist (ATR).

Jessie has experience providing counseling services and conducting art therapy group sessions in community, educational and clinical settings with kids, adolescents, and adults. Her client work has focused on finding new ways to problem solve through creative expression, building and practicing coping skills, emotional recognition, communication skills, grounding activities, anxiety, moving through trauma, and relationships. Jessie has spent the last four years working at a therapeutic day treatment program leading group art therapy sessions suited to the social, emotional and developmental needs of students k-12 with multiple mental health diagnoses, behavior dysregulation and system trauma. Previously Jessie worked in Chicago where she collaborated with a team of expressive therapists in outpatient and inpatient psychiatric care units; providing person-centered group therapy for an adult population with dual diagnosis.

Jessie enjoys gardening, weaving on looms and reading a good book. While she is not originally from Louisiana, she loves the warm weather and spirit of the city of New Orleans and has lived in the city for over 6 years now.