Jessie Turner, LCSW
Though Jessie knew from a young age she wanted to help people and bring peace to situations with conflict, she took a winding path to her current career as a therapist. Jessie completed a Bachelor of Photojournalism and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at The University of Missouri – Columbia in 2004 and then completed a year of national service through AmeriCorps in Phoenix, Arizona. After that Jessie continued in Arizona and got a Master of Social Work degree at Arizona State University in 2009. She worked with children and families who experienced high levels of trauma in the preschool setting and eventually went on to work in school social work after that. Jessie then moved to Oregon for a year where she secured jobs that focused on child and family well-being and enjoyed being near the ocean and mountains. In 2012, Jessie moved back to Missouri to be near her family and that is where she began her journey as a therapist and got licensed, first working at Rose Brooks Center and now full-time at The Family Conservancy. Jessie’s focus in therapy has been trauma, Domestic Violence, PTSD, depression, anxiety, attachment, and now also early childhood mental health consultation. Currently Jessie is a certified EMDR therapist who is also training in Child Parent Psychotherapy. She has clinical experience working with individuals, groups, families, and parent-child dyads improving attachment and trust. She loves using Conscious Discipline concepts in work with parents, children, and teachers. Jessie is currently supporting The Layne Project’s clinical team through part-time help with BeH20 and supervision for staff.
Fun Fact: Jessie lives in a tiny house and spends as much time outdoors as possible. She has hiked the Grand Canyon twice and backpacked in various states. She considers herself an outdoorswoman who loves plants, trees, flowers, gardening, kayaking, camping, and many other outdoor adventures.