Jessica is a licensed speech-language pathologist certified through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and Psychology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Jessica earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Maryland, College Park. While earning her graduate degree, Jessica developed a passion for the evaluation and treatment of stuttering across all ages. During her final year, Jessica conducted and reported on a trial therapy approach for reduction of atypical disfluencies. Jessica conducts treatment with a focus on Avoidance Reduction Therapy in both individual and group settings, and is trained in Lidcombe and Palin Parent Child Interaction therapies.
When she is not at Sisskin Stuttering Center, Jessica works in the outpatient setting serving individuals with complex communication needs. She lives in Frederick, Maryland with her husband and daughter.