Jessica Gusberg, LCSW, is a therapist with a focus on trauma-informed healing work. She has nearly 15 years of experience in counseling, holistic healing, workshop facilitation, teaching, and training with youth, adults and families involved in the foster care, juvenile justice, and criminal justice systems. Her primary focus is engaging in healing-centered work led by those who have experienced harm and has training in a variety of therapeutic and holistic modalities.
Jess weaves together a practice approach rooted in mindfulness, anti-oppressive, healing-centered frameworks. She holds a deep belief in the importance of creating spaces where grounded healing is accessible, relatable, and widely available. She currently works as the Clinical Director at the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Red Hook, Brooklyn where she brings a warm and humanist approach centered on mindfulness and connection. In this setting, she works primarily with people who have current involvement with the legal system as well as histories of both substance use and victimization. Prior to this, she worked at a Trauma Recovery Program in Manhattan, working with families where children had experienced harm and facilitating healing, attunement and communication. In 2015, she received the Emerging Leader Award from National Association of Social Workers-NYC Chapter.
Jess also has extensive experience as a facilitator and trainer. She has spent years both teaching in the classroom and facilitating trainings focused on sexual abuse prevention. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College and at The Silberman School of Social Work, where she teaches courses focused on trauma, resilience, and justice-centered healing practice. She grew up in Connecticut and has always felt held by the restorative, healing power of the earth.