It is with great pleasure that Upside Therapy and Evaluation Center welcomes our new therapist, Jessica “Jessy” Coleman, LPC-Intern. Jessy is supervised by Nichole Lecznar, MS, LPC-S. Jessy received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Oklahoma State University, and she is currently in the process of obtaining her second Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Jessy uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Behavioral Therapy principles in her therapy approach. She has previously worked as a behavioral technician with individuals diagnosed with ASD, using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and she is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) as well.
Jessy’s passion is helping individuals become their best selves. She has previously worked in an youth emergency center, a nonprofit clinic, transitional living residence program, a university counseling clinic, a university success program for students with disabilities, a community counseling clinic, both public and private schools, as well as providing home based therapy. She has worked with individuals and groups, primarily children and adolescents, with a focus on social interactions. Jessy is an advocate and has conducted research with LGBTQ+ adults over 50, as well as research on body image concerns. Jessy was the American Psychological Association Psychology of Women campus representative in 2016 and 2017.
Currently, in addition to her work at Upside, Jessy provides behavioral support and she also volunteers as a case manager for a transitional living program for homeless LGBTQ+ young adults. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Sam Houston State University. In her spare time, Jessy enjoys being outdoors and is part of a community of trail runners who train for ultramarathons and other endurance events.
We are so pleased to have Jessy join our team, and we are excited to expand the services and supports that Upside Therapy and Evaluation Center can offer! Welcome Jessy!