Jessica Ford, MA, M.S.W., LCSW, CST, CSTS
Psychotherapist / Social Worker
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist & Supervisor
Marriage & Family Therapist 
Internet Radio Talk Show Host - The Sexual Voice
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - Qualified Teacher 
 
Jessica holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work - Family Systems at the University of Chicago and an MA in Cultural Anthropology from UW Madison. She is an LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin and earned a post-graduate designation in marriage and family therapy with AAMFT. She is a Certified Sex Therapist with AASECT.

Her professional certifications and memberships include Society of Sex Therapist and Researcher (SSTAR), International Society of Sex Medicine (ISSM) and American Association of Sexuality Eduators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). In 2006, she completed Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (ICEEFT) advanced training with Dr. Sue Johnson. Since 2010 she was trained with author Esther Perel. She is a Qualifed Teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

For over twenty-five years she has worked nationally and internationally with individuals, couples, and families of diverse backgrounds in communities and clinical settings. Her therapeutic approach is interactive and experiential. She provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.

With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual and couple to help them build on their strengths, attaining the personal growth and relationship they are committed to accomplishing.

In a similar way of providing eclectic therapeutic services to clients is how she approaches supervision. Her supervision is tailored to the needs and of each supervisee. Guiding and assisting them through the AASECT certification process. As an engaged supervisor her goal is to support and empower emerging sex therapists and counselors to engage with clients in a healthy sex positive approach, adhering to AASECT ethics. By educating and understanding the variety of sexual issues clients present with and experience; to foster understanding in how cultural, societal, religion and other influences effect their client’s sexual beliefs, identity and relationships and, to feel confident and learn to trust their own valuable instincts and clinical judgment.

                       





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