As the founder of Catalyst Therapy and Consulting, Jessica M. Ortiz draws on a wealth of clinical and professional experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Jessica works collaboratively to help you alleviate stress, develop confidence and improve relationships so you can be at your best.

Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology in 2005. Jessica earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007 and received a Master’s Degree in Educational Policy and Administration at the University of Illinois in 2013.

 Outside of the clinical setting, Jessica has worked as a school social worker and educational program evaluator. She has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels at a local university and at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.