ABOUT DR. JESSICA HOIDA
Jessica’s approach is person-centered and collaborative, and she believes that our psychological well-being and ability to make meaningful change in our lives is best supported within trusting, authentic relationships. Jessica has a background in school psychology and has extensive experience working with children from early childhood through adolescence, in partnership with their families. She has an enduring passion for supporting child and family resilience and courage while helping to address challenging behaviors and create new patterns of interaction.
Jessica’s experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults. She has experience in the areas of disruptive behavior disorders; neurodevelopmental differences like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, learning disabilities, and developmental cognitive disabilities; and anxiety and depression. She enjoys helping parents and other important adults in a child’s life better understand their child’s development, strengthen the adult-child relationship, practice helpful parenting strategies, and support improved social and adaptive behavior throughout childhood and adolescence.
Jessica draws on her training in evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and behavior management training. She brings compassion and creativity to her work with children, adolescents and adults; and establishes a relaxed and inclusive space to foster client awareness, growth and joy. Jessica has interests in neuroscience and neurobiology as they relate to our experiences and she prioritizes antiracism and cultural responsiveness as values in her personal and professional life.
At this time, Jessica is offering in person and telehealth (audiovisual) therapy sessions.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Anxiety Disorders, including generalized, social and separation anxiety
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Disruptive behavioral disorders in children
Parent coaching & PCIT
Perinatal and maternal mental health
Sleep difficulties in toddlers and young children
2009 - B.A. in Program of Liberal Studies & Spanish at University of Notre Dame
1997 - M.S. in Special Education at University of Wisconsin-Madison
2007 - Ph.D. in School Psychology at Indiana University-Bloomington
Minor in Counseling Psychology
Clinical Internship at Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District, Houston, Texas
2023 - Postdoctoral Fellowship at Novo Behavioral Health
2023 - Certified Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist
2023 - Currently training in Perinatal Mental Health; certification expected this year
2023 - Licensed psychologist