Jessie Sisneros

"There is something transformative about having someone see, hear, and unconditionally accept you in all your complexity."

Why I became a therapist

Helping folks feel seen, heard, and validated is my calling, and I’m a grateful helper. I believe people are the product of the world around them. Together, we can explore familial, cultural, and social factors—and how these issues influence you, both positively and negatively. When we understand the ways we can be influenced, we can begin to facilitate empathy for our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, and that of others. I believe that we are always trying to survive, and sometimes we do not know that the choices we make for our survival may actually cause harm. I am a therapist, life-long student, Chicagoan, dog mom, and human. Here’s a place for us to be human together.

Who I work with

Primarily, I work with adult and young adult individuals. I work alongside folks who may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, disordered eating, relationship issues, body image concerns, trauma and PTSD, women’s issues, and those navigating different life transitions such as the “quarter life crisis.” I also have experience working with individuals and couples for sex therapy. Additionally, I am LGBTQIA+ allied and a sex-positive clinician. I am deeply committed to the continual practice of providing culturally competent and social justice-focused care.

"Everyone deserves their own unique space for healing, and that is the goal with my therapeutic work."

Working With Me

I am passionate about coming alongside folks to find the root causes of undesired emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. I encourage healing through non-judgmental compassion, psychoeducation, and mindfulness. I practice through a feminist, strengths-based theoretical lens, although I embrace integrative approaches to best suit your unique identity. From this lens, I pull interventions from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My work is also highly inspired by Dr. Kristin Neff’s research on self-compassion and Brené Brown’s research on vulnerability, courage, shame and empathy.

My Qualifications and trainings

  • I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Education & Human Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
  • I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA);
  • I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from DePaul University;
  • I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR);
  • I am a National Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC);
  • I completed Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy Certification - the leading couples therapy method based on over 40 years of research

Ready to overcome the barriers holding you back?