JESSICA SELLS, MA, LADC
WHO I HELP
I help women light up their own voices, get rooted in their authenticity and learn how to hold on to themselves in their relationships. I also support couples who are dealing with substance abuse issues or recovery, and the negative effects those issues have on their relationship, boundaries and intimacy.
Not having a strong sense of who you are can make you feel small. But as Brené Brown says, “do not shrink, do not puff up, stand your sacred ground.” With some support and some practice, you can get better at it! If you are looking to strengthen your sense of self, learn to effectively communicate, and not lose yourself in relationships, I’d be honored to support you.
Clients have said that I am a straight shooter, grounded, funny and real. I also understand how tough things can be, and don’t judge what’s going on for clients. A big part of my role is some of that afore mentioned straight shooting, but it will always be given with warmth, kindness and respect. We’ve all been there, in vulnerable places, and we have all needed support along the way.
Speaking of being there: finding myself has definitely been a process and I am so grateful for the journey. Figuring things out for me internally has grown into a passion for helping women get on their own path towards self-discovery and self-care.
These days I live in Edina with my partner and our dog, Tillee – the sweetest golden retriever ever, she’s 12 years old and a beautiful soul. I love being active in the sun, near the water, and in the snow! I practice yoga and have recently started a journey in cycling in which I immediately found another happy meditative place to help keep me balanced. I have spent the last couple of years learning to surf and embracing how the ebb and flow of the waves can directly relate to every one of us and our life paths.
I am a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and have a background in working with clients in and out of treatment centers, addressing substance abuse issues, addiction and how their relationships are affected by their use, especially within families.
Women and Relationships, Co-Dependency & Learning How to Focus On Yourself Instead of Others, Setting Boundaries, Self Esteem & Self Care, Losing Yourself in Work, Numbing Behaviors, Substance Abuse Issues, Couples and Substance Abuse, and How Substance Abuse Intertwines with Families (Immediate or the Family You Grew Up In).