Mindfulness Based Trauma Informed Therapeutic Art Life Coaching/Counseling, Expressive Arts Facilitation/Therapy, Grief Counseling Specialist, Behavior Health and Integrative Medicine Practitioner
I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Colorado, Licensed Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Adult, Child Adolescent, Family and addictions based) with additional training from Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Janina Fischer, Dr. Robert Rhoton and Dr. Eric Gentry , Dr, Dan Siegel and Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk, and numerous trauma centered organizations. In my expressive arts therapy work I've been trained by Dr. Nancy Rowe, Dr. Jill Mellick , Shelly Krammer and Dr. Cathy Malchiodi to name a few. I provide workshops throughout the Midwest on social emotional learning in the arts, teacher self care, trauma basics, stress management, trauma informed classrooms to school, non profits and church congregations building resilience. I facilitate alternative addictions recovery and grief groups that includes secular philosophy, Buddhist based 12 step programs, faith based and strength based counseling and mindfulness practices.
The purpose of my custom designed programs for individuals and support groups are to help you stabilize, restore, and optimize your physical, mental and emotional health. Therapeutic and Expressive Arts, wellness counseling, lifestyle coaching, psycho education and the development of coping strategies are offered as we work together to create a path through life for you that is meaningful and healthy.
You are not a one size fits all being.
Sliding scale and payment plans available. Not covered by insurance.
MBTI Therapeutic Art and Expressive Arts Facilitation Coaching for Personal and Spiritual Growth
MBTI Expressive Arts Facilitation Coaching combines psychology and the creative process to promote emotional and spiritual growth and healing. This multi-arts, or intermodal, approach to psychotherapy and counseling uses our inborn desire to create—be it music, theater, poetry, dance, or other artistic form—as a tool to help initiate change.
MBTI Therapuetic Art Coaching has the same goal, but is focused ONLY on process oriented visual art.
Specializing in Grief and Loss Recovery, Trauma Recovery and Addictions Recovery with mindfulness based, secular and spiritually based therapeutic and expressive arts and psychoeducation.
Jessica holds a master's degree in psychology with specific training and certifications as a clinical trauma specialist for adults, children/adolescents, families and addictions, compassion fatigue, grief counseling, mindfulness and meditation, trauma informed expressive arts therapy, anger management, mood and depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD in children and in addiction treatment and recovery. Jessica is also a certified trainer and facilitator for the California State University's Palliative Care Program - Healing Through Art in Palliative Care that assists individuals going through the end of life process through the use of therapeutic art. She's received additional training in Health Through Art and Healing with Art through the University of Florida as well and is a certified End of Life Doula. Coaching for Caregivers and Families is also available as is Trauma and Addiction Recovery Coaching all utilizing Mindfulness Based, Trauma Informed (MBTI), Therapeutic Art and Expressive Arts Practices.
Sliding Scale Available.
Workshops Currently Offered
(Custom Workshops Available)
Mental wellness through mindfulness and self care with trauma informed resiliency building for teachers, classrooms, organizations, individuals and families with expressive arts therapy, behavior coaching, expressive therapeutic arts and social emotional learning utilizing the arts is what I specialize in.
Universal Lectio Divina Therapeutic Art Practices™
Universal Visio Divina ™
Intuitive Meditation Art Making
Healing Through Art for Palliative Care and End of Life Cycles
(Participant and Train the Trainer)
Healing With the Arts (Participant and Train the Trainer)
Therapeutic Art Practices
Shamanic Art Therapy™ and Facilitation
Stress Release Through Art Making
Mandala Art Therapy
Trauma Informed Classroom
Trauma Informed Organization
Building Resiliency Through Mindfulness
Dealing with Explosive Students
Self Care Essentials
Self Care Assessment and Planning
Neurobiology of Trauma
Grief and Loss in the Classroom
Developing Self Compassion
SEL in the Elementary Art Room
Trauma Informed Mindfulness
Mindfulness Practices (Breathwork, Meditation Styles, EFT, Mindfulness Recovery/Relapse Prevention, Mindfulness in Grief, Mindful Arts)
Trauma Informed Resilient Congregations
If you are a teacher who has experienced trauma in the classroom or school or would like to learn more about trauma and resiliency practices in the classroom, please join us in or online support group on Facebook. We will provide positive support to each other, learn coping skills, mindfulness strategies and stress management techniques. It is not a site to go to get professional help or diagnosis. It is a positive, strengths based support group.
If you are interested in hosting a workshop at your site, art educator professional development or group work, please contact us!
Jessica Waters, M.A.,N.L.C.-R.P., MPS. MPC, CTP, CATP, CTSS, CCFP, CCTP-1, CCPT-2, CCTSA. CFTS, CMHIMP, CAIMHP, CCAPT-CA. AMTP, ADHD-CCSP
ADHD Certified Educator, Co-occurring Disorders FIT Certified (Hazelden), Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Certified, Healing Through Art Trainer, Healing Through Art for Palliative Care Certified Trainer, Health in Arts Certified Trainer, Registered Psychotherapist (CO), Missouri Prevention Specialist, Missouri Associate Alcohol and Drug Counselor-II (P), CAC III eligible
Specialization Licenses, Registrations and Certificates
M.S.P.- MO Prevention Specialist
CAIMHP-Certified Addictions Informed Mental Health Provider
Trained fully in Hazelden FIT Co-Occuring Disorders Program
Complicated Grief Treatment Professional - Columbia University, NY
CCTP 1 & 2 - Certified Clinical Trauma Provider and Complex Trauma Provider
CTSS -Certified Trauma Support Specialist
CTP - Certified Trauma Professional
CATP - Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional
CFTS - Certified Family Trauma Specialist
CCTAS - Certified Clinical Trauma and Addictions Specialist
CCFP - Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional
CCATP-CA - Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional
AMTP - Anger Management Treatment Professional
ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider
ADHD - Certified Educator
CMHIMP - Certified Mental Health Integrated Medicine Provider
MCP - Certified Mindfulness Practitioner
CGCS - Certified Grief Counseling Specialist
Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher and Mindfulness/Meditation Life Coach - Archology Institute and Transformation Academy
Certified Primordial Breath Practitioner - Chopra Center
Certificate in Positive Psychology-University of Pennsylvania
Certificate of Social Emotional Learning University of Colorado- Boulder
Cal State University Institute of Palliative Care-Healing Through Art for Palliative Care- Train the Trainer
Certificate in Arts in Health - Arts in Health Institute
Certification-Trauma Informed Care Expressive Arts Therapy
Certificates in Trauma Informed Care for Organization, Clinical Foundations of Trauma Informed Care, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and Mindfulness-University at Buffalo-SUNY
Certification in Therapeutic Art Life Coaching and Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Life Coach-Transformation Academy
Graduate hours in Special Education and doctoral hours Educational Leadership-Pittsburg State University and Capella University
Certificate of Transpersonal Studies: Creative Expression-Sofia University
Certificate in Fine Art-Kansas City Art Institute
M.F.A.-I.A. Studies-Goddard College
M.A. Psychology-Regis University
B.S.Ed. - Education, University of Saint Mary
A.A. - Music, Metropolitan Community Colleges