Jess Minckley, Graduate Student
Private Pay/Reduced Rate Only
Telemental Health Only
Jess Minckley (they/them or she/her) is an art therapy & counseling intern with Canton Counseling. Jess is completing their internship for a Master’s in Applied Psychology at Antioch University, concentrating on both Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy. In addition, Jess did their practicum at the Center for Chronic Illness, Seattle, working with people with chronic conditions, including mental health disorders and visible & invisible disabilities.
I come from a theoretical orientation called Adlerian Psychology and enjoy working with art-based, somatic, and spiritual ways of knowing, including mindfulness. If you are working on liberation from addictive behavior(s), managing trauma responses, healing from codependence, working through relationship or identity issues or problems arising from having a chronic illness and/or disability, you may find the atmosphere of creating safety, slowing down, and non-judgmental embodiment can foster a sense of belonging, both to oneself, and later to the community. This sense of belonging can sometimes be the missing ingredient in our lives that can ground us and make us feel whole.
I enjoy working with teens and adults who may be members of the LGBTQIA+ community, folx in relationships described as consensual non-monogamy, doing gender & sexual identity exploration. I am sex-positive, body-positive, anti-racist, and anti-oppression. Additionally, I have experience working with d/Disabled/chronically ill/Spoonies and creating a “consent culture.” But, you needn’t belong to any of the above communities to work with me. I employ humor regularly (therapy doesn’t have to be stoic, it can even be fun!). I believe therapy is collaborative, and you are in the driver’s seat. You are the world’s utmost expert on you, after all.
I myself am a disabled, gender agnostic, pansexual/demisexual, secular Buddhist artist who loves all the dogs and snacks. Before becoming an art therapist, I was an art teacher for many years. I am now a college professor at the Savannah College of Art & Design, as well as being a clinical intern. I look forward to working with you!
Theoretical Orientation: Adlerian Psychology, Art Therapy, Mindfulness