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Jessica Lascaris

Jessica Lascaris


9 years of experience

Jessica Lascaris is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Arizona and a Licensed Clinical Marriage Family Therapist/ Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor in the State of Kansas. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies Human Services and a minor in Women’s Studies. She then continued her career and graduated with a Master of Science in Family Therapy and is currently pursuing a Certification in Mind-Body Medicine and Coaching Certification.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

The first session we will review all the initial paperwork, ask the client if they have any questions about informed consent and then share with them that I am a trauma informed therapist and that I want to provide a sense of safety to them while in session. I will then discuss the process of what motivated them to attend therapy. We will discuss goals and what they want their future to look like.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My journey to become a therapist began back in college when I was enrolled to be an apparel marketing major. I was required to take a family studies class as part of my degree for the course. The class discussed family attachment styles and reviewed the profession of helping others. As I continued to learn about attachment and myself, I found that I wanted to help others. I then changed majors to Family Studies Humans Services and later went to get my Family Therapy degree. I am motivated to do this work because I had a mentor help me build my confidence and show me that I am resilient. I love learning about the brain and how trauma impacts every aspect of the body. I have found that helping clients with understanding trauma, emotional regulation and being able to show them that it is possible to live a life of safety and happiness. Some of my greatest's strengths as a provider is meeting the client where they are at. I find that building trust, safety and rapport with my clients is the most important and then moving into finding change that they are looking for. I like to bring awareness to my clients and help them understand the symptoms that are impacting them, and finding ways to manage those symptoms. I am also trained in attachment and relationships and love working with others that want to explore healthy relationships, self-esteem and confidence and how it fits in their world.

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My treatment methods


I have used this modality for many of my clients to further understand their attachment to family and how it shows up in their attachment to others. I explore ways to help them understand how attachment plays a part in their current relationship and ways to improve attachment.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I have used this model with many of my clients to help with negative thinking patterns, behaviors and emotions. I have utilized this model for many years and tailor it to the client's needs in therapy.

Motivational Interviewing

This model is helpful in working through current change and how to find the motivation to make those changes. It is helpful in identifying goals and further moving into the change cycle and implementing SMART goals.

Trauma Informed Care

I have been trained in Trauma Informed Care for many years and continue to receive the training that is best used for my clients. I use it in my practice at the start and through the end. It is important to be mindful of the first session and how you treat a client when they attend. I implement this model throughout my time with the client and provide a safe space where they are able to share what they are comfortable with. When using Trauma Informed Care I tend to start with building awareness of how trauma impacts daily life and how to best manage those symptoms. I then move into processing once the clients feels ready and safe enough to process through the trauma. I put safety first when I work with my clients which is most important.