Jessica Scales, MA, LMFT
Therapist and Clinical Director
I am the owner and primary therapist at Next Level Therapy, NW. I enjoy empowering people to reach their potential by living with more intention. By recognizing what is getting in the way of our dreams, we are able to utilize our strengths to create the life we want. I love helping individuals, couples, and families take an active role in their life by building upon their natural abilities and heal from past pain to become who they want to be and live the life they want to live.
My approach to therapy is to keep things relaxed and comfortable. Unlike the movies, you don’t need to lay on the couch and tell me about your relationship with your mother and I don’t have ink blots for you to look at. I keep plenty of coffee and tea on hand to enjoy while we sit and talk. I see my role as a support and a guide who empowers you to take the next steps in your life.
I received my M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University and my B.A. in psychology at the University of Portland. I have also completed additional training in the evidence-based model, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for working with couples, as well as, trainings for depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as, perinatal mood disorders (completed the PSI and 2020 Mom Professional Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training, as well as others) to support you during pregnancy and beyond.
I currently an a AAMFT Supervisor Candidate and offer supervision to interns and associate licensed therapists who are interested in developing their systemic therapy skills.
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Washington State Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)
Postpartum Support International (PSI)
Perinatal Support- Washington
I am located in the Golden Stones building at 33400 9th Ave South in Suite 116 in Federal Way. I recently moved in, and will post pictures as soon as I’m satisfied with the decorating.