Jessica McLachlan

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #88881
Supervised by Shira Luft, LCSW #23864

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Therapy is a place for inquiry and finding meaning. Whether you are hoping to better understand your relationship patterns, process past and/or ongoing trauma, explore shifts in your identity, make a difficult decision or choose your next step(s), I bring a curious and warm presence to your exploration. I use a trauma informed and mindful approach in my work which means we will let your process unfold at your own pace, perhaps slowing down in moments to get a more embodied sense of your experience. I work relationally and view connections to self and others as integral parts of every person’s learning and healing. The intersection of your various identities are fundamental to your connections to self and others, thus, I consider power and privilege and the social location(s) of each individual as I work to understand your path towards healing. 

While I have experience working with an array of identities and relationship configurations, I have a particular interest in working with: adolescents, queer, trans, gender nonconforming and non binary folks, self-identified women, adult children of parents with personality disorders, and twins/multiples. Reasons for seeking therapy with me may include (but not be limited to): anxiety, acute and relational trauma, chronic pain/ illness, sexuality, relationships, body image and disordered eating, identity development, shame, and self-acceptance. I am poly/kink/SW affirming and sex positive.

I view the relationship between client and therapist as sacred, and paramount to your healing, thus, I support you in finding the right fit. I approach my relationships with clients as a collaborator and as a witness to their processes. This means I will invite your experience both out in the world and also as it's unfolding during our sessions. I identify as a queer, cisgender, white woman. My pronouns are she/her/hers.


CMP office Located in:

Oakland & Berkeley


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I work with:

  • Individuals

  • Couples including Poly + Open Relationships

  • Teens

  • Families


  • POC

Areas of focus Include:

  • Anxiety

  • Complex Trauma

  • Sexual Assault / Abuse

  • Women's Issues

  • Social Justice

Treatment Approaches

  • Attachment

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Somatic

  • Psychodynamic

  • Relational

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