Therapist InfoAbout Me:
Jessica is a credentialed and registered psychotherapist, licensed substance abuse counseling, expressive arts therapist and Registered Mindful and Meditative Arts Therapist. She has worked in education and human services for over 35 years and in substance recovery both as a peer specialist and substance use counselor for 8. Her Ph.D. is in Psychology and Transpersonal Counseling, with a Doctor of Ministry in New Thought/Spiritual Counseling. She is a trained and mentored Curandera Espiritu in the Latin American Tradition and has ancestral dependents who were enrolled members in the Grand River Band Ottawa and Chippewa, Eastern Cherokee and Osage tribes. She and has practiced, celebrated and studied multiple faith traditions and spiritual practices throughout the world. She is a certified clinical trauma professional, a certified mental health integrated medicine provider and arts certifications as well as in a certified clinical trauma professional and certified grief counseling professional. She was honored by President George W Bush in 2006 with the President's Lifetime Volunteer Service Award for work with women and children.
Her training, certifications, and academic work includes:
Description of Services:
NAADAC (National Association of Addiction Professionals) specializations in Recovery to Practice; Women in Recovery, Advanced in Technology to Addiction Treatment; Wellness in Recovery, co-occurring disorders training in FIT from Hazelden Betty Ford and Breining Institute (CCDS), study in the neurobiology of addictions, complimentary medicine for addiction treatment, (MARS) Medication Assisted Recovery, CPS (prevention specialist), court ordered treatment and is a former intensive outpatient court ordered treatment clinician who worked with serious repeat offenders.
Her clinical certifications are in: clinical anxiety treatment, complicated grief (Columbia NY), grief and advanced grief counseling, trauma informed expressive arts therapy, youth mental health, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, and she completed Somatic Practitioner Level 3 training with Linda Thai. She was also awarded a full year scholarship studying with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Stephen Porges, Linda Thai and Dr. Cathy Malchiodi specifically studying trauma treatment. She's trained with Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Robert Rhoton and Dr. Eric Gentry as well as Dr.Janina Fischer ad Dr. Jamie Marich focusing on neurobiology of trauma, expressive arts for addictions and complicated trauma. Jessica has lived experience with multiple traumas including rape and school violence. Her Master's in Applied Psychology from Regis University was awarded post Columbine where she researched the impact of school violence on middle school and elementary school students-post Columbine. She lived and worked in the Littleton area when Columbine occurred and was part of UC Denver prevention research focusing on PreK prevention methods. She is a trained Bullyproofing Our Schools facilitator.
Her academic certificates and post grad work include: educational leadership (Capella), transpersonal studies in creative expression (ITP/Sofia), transpersonal counseling (ITP), positive psychology (UPenn), Curanderismo (UNM), Healing through The Arts (UCF), Healing with the Arts in Palliative Care (Cal State San Marco's), her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts (Goddard), certificate of Fine Arts - Mixed Media (KCAI), post grad certificates in Foundations of Trauma Informed Foundation for Organizations: Educational Organizations and Trauma Informed Clinical Foundations and an AA in Music. She began her undergraduate journey in the 80's studying vocal music performance and music therapy at UMKC's Conservatory of Music before obtaining her B.S.ED in Education and minor in Music. During her Transpersonal Creative Expression studies at ITP (Sofia) she began to work with acapella voice and chant and was further inspired by Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance and indigenous singing. She began recording with electronic ambient music and spoken word in 2004 and released her first album in 2009 entitled Believe after the death of her brother from opioid addiction and subsequent death of 4 additional family members in 2 years. She has since released more than 23 albums that stream on all services under the name Magnetic Wind, Wend'eya, Jess12Crows (given to her by the elder after surviving COVID) and Mesawzee (her grandmother's, father's, great, great grandmother's name recorded on the Durant Rolls).
She holds holistic and integrative health certifications in: Shamanic and Therapeutic Art Specialist and Coach, Professional Life Coach, Wellness Coach, Mindfulness and Yoga Coach, certified in 3 different institutions sound healing practitioner programs (multi-instrument, voice, bowls, drumming), advanced angelic healing practitioner, Reiki Master in multiple traditions, a HeartMath Clinical Provider in multiple professional certification areas, underwent the year long MMFT (Mindfulness Based Mind Fitness Program), graduated 3 MBSR programs and is a MBSR Practitioner, is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT200/500, and is certified in Accessible Yoga, Y12SR, Yoga Nidra, Restorative, Yin, Chair, Trauma Informed, Children's, Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yoga for All and Aqua. She is trained in Primordial Sound Meditation from the Chopra Institute and is an Ayurveda Specialist. Additionally, she has studied integrated medicine and psychiatry at The Andrew Weil Institute for Integrated Medicine and with Dr. James Greenblatt. Jessica holds her Bach Flower Essences Practitioner Certification, is a certified hand and foot reflexologist and guided imagery certified practitioner. She embraces a Health At Any Size philosophy.
She is certified in the following treatment modalities: DBT, CBT, MI, MRT, MCBT, ACT, AF-CBT, RO-DBT, the Dalian Method, Mindfulness Based Addiction Treatment, Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy, Mindful & Meditative Art Therapy, Therapeutic Expressive Arts, TF-CBT and numerous others.
She has studied different spiritual paths from tribal elders in the United States and Canada, with Grandmother Flordemayo one of the 13 Grandmothers, Erika Beaunaflor, Sandra Ingerman, energy work with Cyndi Dale, Christian Mystics with Fr Richard Rohr and his teaching faculty at the Center for Action and Contemplation in New Mexico, Temple School in the Community of Christ tradition, spent a brief time at Phillips Seminary studying progressive Christianity prior to turning her studies to CAC. She has also studied Sufism, Buddhism, Hinduism and the Quaker perspective, engaged in learning at Centers for Spiritual Living in Golden, Colorado and with Unity Village in Lee's Summit, MO, studied Matthew Fox's Creation Spirituality and is on a continuous journey with the mystics channeling, spirits and spirit messages to deliver from the other side. She has been a Bhakti yoga (the yoga of devotion) practitioner for more than 20 years and maintains a "spiritual but not religious", interfaith perspective with a philosophy that all paths lead to the God energy of the Divine Creator.... called energy.
With an emphasis on trauma-informed mindfulness, visualization, plant medicine, therapeutic expressive arts, movement and mind/body/spiritual wellness, we promote experiences that assist in personal well-being, regardless of size or ability. Specialty services include:
- Integrated Mental Wellness Coaching and Psychotherapy (CO)
- Trauma Sensitive, Plant Medicine Integration and Support Coaching (Psychotherapy available in Colorado)
- Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness and Accessible Yoga Coaching
- Curanderismo Espiritu Sessions: Shamanic, Mystic Arts and Spiritual Counseling
- Sound Healing and Therapeutic Expressive Art Therapy
- End of Life and Mourning Doula with Therapeutic Arts in Healing for Palliative Care and Grief Medicine Circles
- Transformative, Trauma Informed, Mindfulness-Based Parenting Coaching
- Energy work and Guided Imagery
All services are telehealth.Credentials & Certifications: Phd, LADC, CRADC, CCTP, CGCS, CMHIMP, ADDC, MARS, RMAT, E-RYT200/500, AYTLicenses: NLC Colorado, ADDC Colorado, CRADC (Missouri), MARS (Missouri), MPS (Missouri), CADC/QMHP-R (Oregon), LADC (NE)
DetailsRemote Practitioner: YesPrice Range: Starting at 100.00 per 45 min session.
My ProcessOverview of Experience:
Jessica has over 35 years working in education and human services and has received training in integrated medicine for mental health, functional medicine for trauma treatment, integrated therapies, metaphysics, spirituality, yoga and Ayurveda, expressive arts, mindfulness, meditation and sound healing modalities. She has been a clairvoyant and channeler since birth. She has worked in both outpatient, intensive outpatient, school based and private practice providing substance abuse and integrated mental health psychotherapy and coaching around the U.S. where licensed via telehealth. Jessica has specialty training in anxiety and depression, grief, trauma, addictions and plant based medicine including micro-dosing cannabis and psylocibin. She is a trained Curadera Espiritu, has worked with tribal elders in various indigenous traditions as well as has specific training in classic methods of psychotherapy such as CBT, DBT, ACT, MCBT, RO DBT, SFT, and MI. She fully embraces a person-centered, eclectic approach. In her practice, she works in tandem with you to formulate goals and experiences our of her expansive tool box, for helping to guide you to your own healing process in finding meaning, mending and fulfillment. Her full bio is available on LinkedIn or at www.sacredpathwaysart.com.Intake Process:
Contact us to schedule at [email protected] We will provide you with the practices information and set you up with a 15-30 minute free consult that is required, via telehealth with Jessica. Scheduling is typical at least a week if not two weeks out from the date of your inquiry as her office is very busy. All sessions are telehealth via a HIPPA compliant service and EMR records, notes and personal data are all stored on HIPPA compliant services with compliant and extra secure email, text messaging and telehealth sessions entry. All sessions require the first session, if it is decided to purse working together after the free consult, to be an intake where we gather personal history, medication and health information, and potentially perform different assessments to get a baseline for care. After this intake/assessment we will determine what services might fit for you and if we can move forward. We will schedule and set up your portal account with required consents to treat or coaching contracts and create your care plan (treatment plan for psychotherapy). From there you’ll schedule further sessions. Scheduling session is not a contract for any length of treatment and there is no implied contract to treat. Client and the provider may terminate treatment for any reason at any time. Psychotherapy clients will be given referral and 30 days of access for emergency care when discontinued if established with Dr. Waters (seen 4 or more sessions). Referral will be provided if after assessment/intake, Dr. Waters’ deems your care would be out of scope for her credentials. Dr. Waters abides by all mandated reporting laws of every state. She also reserves the right to have welfare checks and to refer to emergency and crisis services should she deem them necessary. She does NOT take insurance of any kind and all clients are private pay.