School Services Therapist 
Hopkins Public Schools

Jaleesa is a cisgendered BIPOC clinician who provides psychotherapy to children in the school-linked mental health program. Jaleesa also provides outpatient therapy to adult clients of an agency with whom Relate has a community partnership.  She enjoys assisting clients with problem solving, gaining confidence, and reaching other therapeutic goals using client-centered, strength, and resilience-based approaches. Her interests include journaling, decorating/organizing, and exercising for mental clarity. Outside of work, Jaleesa enjoys spending quality time with family and close friends, trying new foods, and outdoor activities when weather permits. 

Therapeutic Modalities: Mindfulness, art, play therapy, writing, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral techniques
Specialties: School-aged children, families, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ ally
Certications/Trainings: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Basic Training