Jessie Shorts, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Master's Of Science In Counseling Psychology

Cal Baptist University

Bachelor Of Arts In Intercultural Studies

Biola University

Jessie (licensed as Jessica Shorts), provides therapy to adolescents, adults, families, and women in their motherhood journey.

Jessie’s journey in the human services field began abroad at children’s homes and women's shelters before transitioning into serving youth and families who experienced trauma in our Central Coast community. Her past therapeutic roles include serving as a case manager and social worker along with providing in-home behavioral support. Jessie's clinical experience is focused on maternal mental health, adoptive families, and parenting skills—plus trauma-informed care, anxiety/depression, and helping people adjust during major life transitions.

Jessie is a licensed through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #132620).

Therapeutic Approach

Jessie offers a holistic perspective to psychotherapy with a focus on the heart, mind, body, and soul. Her primary framework stems from a family systems perspective, drawing from trauma-focused, multicultural, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, and existential therapeutic techniques. Jessie promotes mindfulness and helps individuals find alignment between their actions and values while developing the resiliency to weather life's ups and downs. Her mission is to provide a safe space to collaborate on treatment goals, integrating each individual’s unique strengths to spark healing.

Good To Know

A connoisseur of play, Jessie enjoys swimming, biking, hiking and surfing across California's stunning Central Coast. Creative, you'll also find her painting and making music when she isn't reading with a cup of tea. Beyond her faith in Jesus, Jessie values close-knit relationships with her husband, family, and friends.