Sage Willow offers individual, couple, family and group counseling in a variety of settings to enrich lives by providing understanding, compassion, respect and individualized attention in a nurturing environment.
The home office studio is located in Evanston IL 60202, just east of Main St. and Chicago Ave. It is 2 blocks from the Main Street purple line and Metra station with free street parking available. Please contact Jessica directly for exact address.
The C.G. Jung Center
Jessica Lynn Shell is now a facility member of the Jung Center in Evanston as a volunteer therapist offering mental health services and public programs! Keep your eyes out for upcoming workshop and group events offering CEUs for professionals.
Beyond her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL, Sage Willow founder, Jessica Lynn Shell, continued to develop her professional credentials, receiving a Masters degree in Counseling and Human Services at National Louis University (with honors), and post-masters certification in art therapy at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Over the course of her career, Jessica has blended creative skills with business acumen in a wide range of successful endeavors--from working collaboratively within a therapeutic day school environment to working within a children's residential facility, a child assault prevention program, and a shelter for runaway teenagers.
Jessica's expertise covers a variety of mental health problems, including Depression, Anxiety, Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Jessica's love for music and nature has also influenced her work as she uses enhanced sensory and recreational resources in her art and therapeutic relationships. Jessica is skilled in facilitating artistic expression and creative exploration when working with her clients. In doing so, she creates a nurturing, supportive environment--to encourage change and acceptance. Her passion for immersing her clients within the fine arts has enabled Jessica to address individualized needs, while establishing an environment conducive to self-exploration and imaginative, creative expression.
In addition, Jessica facilitates group and professional training workshops focused on developing, exploring and enhancing therapeutic and artistic skills.