About Jessica Brohmer, LMFT

Online queer christian therapy in California

You’re ready to invest in online therapy for yourself, and you want to make sure you’ve found someone you can trust. Therapy works best when you and your therapist are a good fit. It can be a long and difficult process to find just the right therapist. My hope is that you’ll learn enough about me on this page to see if I might be right for you.

Working with Jessica Brohmer

My name is Jessica Brohmer, and I became a therapist because I have been interested in exploring mental health from a queer Christian perspective. We have this deep cultural idea that queer identities are wrapped up in struggle and rejection rather than community and comfort. And yet statistics show us that queer people in Christian families are routinely rejected. People from unsupportive families are more likely to be anxious and depressed, turn to self-harm, and attempt suicide. In short, the queers are not alright.

Queer mental health is deeply important to me. I do believe that it’s possible to create a world where queer christians are happy, thriving, and grounded in supportive community. That world starts with tackling the mental health issues that are all too common in queer spaces. And to have a fully thriving life, we also need to expand the conversation beyond symptoms and issues so we can think about personal growth and wholeness.

I’ve sought out advanced training in areas that come up most often in my office. My specialties include anxiety, burnout, trauma, and grief. I also enjoy working with other therapists. I have additional training in EMDR, Brainspotting, and ACT. These three methods can be used separately or in combination to ensure we’ve got a whole lot of different ways we can approach your needs and goals.

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My core values for myself and the way I do therapy are honesty, kindness, and commitment. Here’s what that means for you:

Honesty starts in the first session when we take the time to look at what’s going on for you. It takes a commitment to honesty when we look at the parts of you that you don’t like or that you want to change. Without honesty, the insights we gain from our work together aren’t going to be useful.

Kindness is the foundation of growth. So many people come into therapy with a long history of shaming and blaming themselves when things go wrong. You’ll learn new ways of relating to your regrets, bad habits, and parts of yourself you don’t like so much. When you start to relate to your whole self with kindness, you’ll feel your internal life transform.

Commitment keeps the growth process going. Therapy gets difficult. Maintaining new habits is tiring. Commitment taps into your values to help keep your vision of your new life in mind. My commitment to you also includes helping you become your best self. That includes ongoing conversations about what’s working and what isn’t so we can make the most of your time in session.

Contact Jessica Brohmer to learn more

You’re always welcome to call, text, or email me with any questions you have about myself or about how therapy can help. You can also check out my blog to look for what I’ve written about things like burnout, anxiety, BPD, and other issues.