Meet Our Therapists
Jessica Boerma, LCSW
Therapy can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. I view therapy as an intentional and protected space to engage with oneself, cultivate understanding, and move toward growth. I value work that allows for reflection, curiosity, and learning how to tolerate the ambiguity around the challenges and joys we face during our lifetimes. My goal is to provide structure in moments that feel more chaotic, uncertain, or disconnected, as well as how to lean into moments of peace and joy.
My approach incorporates training from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychodynamic Therapy. If you are finding the need for a space to recenter and realign with yourself, I can work with you to find our shared language that promotes that necessary healing.
Training and Education
I received my Master of Social Work from Boston University, where I received specialized training and certifications in working with older adults. I previously worked at a hospice and palliative care agency in Rhode Island, specializing in support for older adults in long-term care settings with various types of dementia and other terminal diagnoses, as well as caregiver support for their families.
At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, I provide counseling and support for patients and their caregivers living with blood cancers, chronic illness, and adjusting to survivorship post-treatment. I facilitate a monthly support group for our nursing staff and assist with running our Bereavement program and loss-specific groups. I specialize in maintaining personhood and quality of life through these significant life transitions.