Jess Hites, M.A. is committed to partnering with people on their journey towards authenticity, freedom, and hope. She considers it a privilege to create a safe haven where the wounds of life can be addressed honestly, lovingly, and non-judgmentally so that they may heal, allowing for a different way of living. Through both a relational and practical approach, Jess is passionate about working with men and women struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, feeling “stuck,” life transitions, the effects of trauma, and spiritual questions.
Before entering the field of mental health, Jess cared for children and families as a nanny and she feels very grateful for all they have taught her about being present, the importance of play, the difficulties of parenthood, and the deep love parents have for their children. She enjoys supporting children and families so that each person can flourish. Jess’s focus includes children struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges, social skills and struggles, and both developmental and life transitions. She also understands the difficulty of adolescence and is excited to work with pre-teens and teens as they process identity questions, how to navigate relationships, depression, anxiety, and how to handle the natural stress and transitions of this developmental stage.
Jess graduated with a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute. She earned her M.A. in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary.
Originally from Colorado, Jess misses the Rocky Mountains but is loving Florida’s beaches. She also enjoys reading a good book, hanging with friends, traveling, babying her plants, and drinking coffee.
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