Masters of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy, December 2012
Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Sociology (minor), May 2008
Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA


Anxiety, Depression and other Mood Disorders, Personality disorders, Relational and Attachment issues, Childhood Behavioral Issues, Inner conflict, Trauma, Parenting
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor
Jessica Pladsen

* Please Note: Only available during pre-scheduled appointment. To request an appointment with this provider, please go here

Meet Jessica

Jessica has years of experience working in a variety of settings supporting individuals, families, and children. She has experience working with anxiety, anger management, depression, relational and attachment issues, child and adolescent behavioral issues, and trauma. Jessica is currently working on her Phd in Marriage and Family therapy with a focus in neuroscience.

She uses her education and training in marital and family therapy, play therapy, sandtray, and EMDR to support your goals towards wellness and mental health. Jessica takes an individual approach to fit your unique strengths, goals, and circumstances with a person-centered eclectic approach.

Jessica loves to get creative through music and art and enjoys spending time on the water. If she’s trying to manage her own stress, you will find Jessica in the kitchen baking goodies which her fellow co-workers greatly appreciate.

Mental Health Tips From Jessica

Holiday Grief
Mental Health Awareness
Jessica Pladsen, MA, LMFT, RPT

Understand Your Grief In Time For The Holidays

Time after time, I hear those who are grieving say, “I should be over this by now.” While there is no time limit on grief, this is a common feeling to have. Loss and grief are two of the most challenging things to deal with in life, especially during the holiday season.

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Warm Up to Cool Down while making a schedule for your kids
Jessica Pladsen, MA, LMFT, RPT

Warm Up to Keep Cool

Many times, parents get worn down when trying to implement something new or stay with something that isn’t a good fit simply because it is “easier.” Everyone and every situation is unique, to say the least. Don’t despair.

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Summer Survival
Jessica Pladsen, MA, LMFT, RPT

Summer Survival Guide For Parents

For parents the wonderful aspiration of a memorable summer break often turns into the harsh reality of coordinating multiple events and schedules on top of all of our other responsibilities. It can feel like a whirlwind in which we are simply trying to keep up or too exhausted to actually enjoy.

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