jess storm:
The Professional

pronouns: they/she

Educational Background

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) from California University of Pennsylvania, 2020

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Creative Writing with minors in Psychology and English from Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, 2009

License Information

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Pennsylvania

  • Receiving clinical supervision from Kayti Protos, DSW, LCSW

Selected Trainings & Certifications

  • Green Dot for College, 2020

  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), 2022

  • In progress: Completion of coursework and requirements towards Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) status

Clinical Approach

 

  • Psychoeducation

  • Trauma-focused

  • Attachment-based interpersonal neurobiology

  • Humanistic

  • Expressive arts and narrative interventions

  • Structural dissociation model and parts work

  • Disability justice

  • Radical hope and joy

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Jess: The Person

pronouns: they/she

Social Location

  • White mid-30s nonbinary, autistic atheist & neuroqueer with lived experiences of (complex) trauma & dissociation

  • Jess grew up surrounded by the corn fields of northwestern PA. As a kid, she loved reading, writing poems in crayon by nightlight, climbing pine trees, splashing in large bodies of water, collecting white wishing stones, picking the smallest, sweetest sun-warmed strawberries from the garden, exploring the woods for jewelweed and her favorite mosses and lichen, and spending time alone. Not a great deal has changed since then. 
     

Special Interests

  • Understanding processes of stigmatization & otherness, and how those processes impact how we value our minds & bodies

  • Mutual aid & community care

  • Sensory safety & accessibility

  • Rabble-rousing (chaotic good)

  • Playfulness

  • Love as justice, as congruent action, as tenderness, & as witnessing
     

Things that Nourish Jess

  • Gardening & wildflowers

  • Long walks with the dogs

  • Daydreams of beekeeping

  • Telling folks their favorite jokes, even if no one else laughs: How do you make a tissue dance? Why wasn't the pony able to sing? Additional jokes available upon request.

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