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Peak Behavioral Health, LLC
2864 Middle Street Suite 100
Little Canada, MN 55117
651-493-2055
jboner@peakbehavioralhealthmn.com

Introduction: Building rapport and trust is important to Jessica. Her clients often say that she is gentle, calm and genuine. Jessica’s experience as a social worker has allowed her to work in many settings, including child welfare with the goal of preserving the family system. She acknowledges the racial disparities that are present within systems and works towards dismantling these oppressive systems. As a psychotherapist, she takes into consideration how racialized trauma and historical trauma impacts mental health and does not shy away from discussing this in therapy.

Clinical Interests: Jessica’s passions consist of working with families, including adoptive, foster, and kinship families, transracial/transcultural adoptions, adult adoptees, individuals going through life transitions, as well as older children and teens. Jessica has experience working with families in crisis and navigating through challenging situations alongside her clients. Jessica has a natural ability to connect with individuals of various backgrounds, genders, sexualities, family formations, socioeconomic statuses and celebrates one’s authentic self.

Clinical Approach: Jessica uses an eclectic clinical approach and pulls from different theories, tools and experiences. Some common approaches she uses includes strengths-based, person-centered, attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, culturally sensitive, family systems, relational, and trauma focused. Jessica recognizes that not one approach fits all and she strives to adapt for her clients. She believes that we are all out there trying to do our and encourages continued reflection and exploration for her clients as well as herself.

Additional Information:

Service Location: Office Based; Telehealth

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person 19-25)
Adult (Adoptee)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Couple Work
Parent Coaching
Family Work
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
LGBTQ+

Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Personality Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Juvenile Justice Involvement
Divorce/co-parenting
Parent Coaching
Domestic Violence
High Conflict Families
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Open Adoption

Treatment Modalities:
Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Circle of Security
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch-Up (ABC)
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Adult Attachment Inventory
Parental Assessment
Custodial Evaluation

 

Winter 2021

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