Jesse Schweppe is an Atlanta-based clinical intern therapist working with individuals and couples using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT), Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) and Brainspotting.
I see clients age 18 and up.
I work with individuals who want to talk through problems, get unstuck or heal from specific traumas. Some of my clients need a safe space and a good listener with an open heart. Other clients want to grow or become more creative, calm or content.
Two modalities I use, EFIT and Brainspotting, can help clients feel better and move forward less encumbered. In addition to those modalities, I am faith-informed and can frame a change process from the point-of-view of Christian or Buddhist reality. I am a member of the Green Memorial AME Zion Church in Portland, Maine and spent a decade as a student at Tibet House, The Tibet Center and Asian Classics Institute in New York, New York. I also have experience with exile, extreme illness, adoption, trans-racial relationships and creativity problems.
I help couples in all stages of intimate relationships using Sue Johnson’s revolutionary Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. EFCT is the gold standard in couples therapy for one reason—the emotional work done in-session positively changes the brain and our future interactions. EFCT allows couples to understand the inner workings of their feelings and relationships while helping couples strengthen their emotional connections in real time. Any couple can benefit from this effective modality, from couples who feel slightly disconnected to couples who are highly distressed. EFCT understands that relationships are our greatest source of joy and power. We are more independent, stronger and happier when we feel securely connected.
Ninety percent of couples who complete the EFCT process report significant improvements in their relationships. These effects are lasting for the majority of couples. Such results are a big departure from earlier forms of couples therapy which tended to focus on skill building and strategies for rational bargaining. I love using EFT because it is a natural, potent process. At all times, I try to demonstrate kindness and understanding in my couples practice because I know relationships are hard. Humans are exquisitely vulnerable. Our fears are intense. But our relationships can protect us from all the slings and arrows and create a unique type of happiness.
I also work with clients experiencing chronic pain or health issues. This is a sensitive and often overlooked area in the mental health field and I am grateful to walk alongside you during this.
Born in Montclair, New Jersey and raised in Maine, I have lived in New York City, China and India. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I worked in academia, finance and media. Always curious about our thoughts and feelings and how they interact with our bodies and perceptions, I have lucked into great mentors and teachers in Asia and New York City who helped me better understand those interactions including Pattabhi Jois, Sermey Khensur Lobsang Tharchin, T. K. Nakagaki, and Faxiang Hou. Those experiences inform my clinical work.
I see clients on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays. This can be in-person or remote using our virtual program. If in person, clients will need to be vaccinated.
For individuals, sessions are 60 minutes long and the fee is $115.
For couples, sessions are 75 minutes long and the fee is $135. Couples will need 8-16 sessions to complete the three stages of EFT. When beginning EFT, assume we will need to meet weekly for 12 sessions.
I welcome clients of all dispositions, creeds and identities. My practice is LGBTQIA+ affirming because diversity is a blessing.
I attend weekly group supervision at University of Cumberlands, Master in Counseling program as well as individual supervision with Amy Robbins LPC, CPCS.
To schedule sessions, or a free consultation, just reach out. Telephone number, 212-271-9452. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to working with you.