Jessica-7web-3Jessica Thomas, PhD, LMFT

Displaying a multidimensional perspective gained through her education in Family Systems and Transpersonal Psychology, Dr. Jessica Thomas, has extensive experience helping those struggling with loss, anticipatory grief, complicated grief, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and couple’s and family conflict.

Jessica’s compassion and expertise stems from her understanding of the web of connections and emotional dynamics unfolding in contemporary families, couples, and larger organizational systems. She believes that we are all connected, that through awareness we can create meaning, and learn the causes of our own happiness and the conditions for others’ happiness. Clients are guided through a therapeutic process of honest reflection, meaning-making, mindfulness practice, and sometimes, artistic expression. She works co-creatively with individuals, couples, and families to develop authentic treatment plans according to needs, wants, and personalities. She also guides groups through creative and reflective practices that bring deeper awareness, inspiration, inner peace, joy, and healing.

Dr. Jessica Thomas currently serves on the boards of The NW Association for Death Education and Bereavement Support and The American Mental Health Alliance of Oregon. As an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark College, she teaches on death, loss and psycho-spiritual crises, provides clinical supervision, and teaches research methods. Her doctoral research, Mindful Photography and its Implications in End-of-life Caregiving: An Art-based Phenomenology focused on creative expression and the experience of anticipatory loss. Jessica utilizes mindful photography as a spiritual practice and in therapy groups with those experiencing grief and loss.

Professional Affiliations/Community Contributes:

Oregon Association of Marriage Family Therapists (OAMFT)

American Association of Marriage Family Therapists (AAMFT)

American Mental Health Alliance of Oregon (AMHA)– Board Member

NW Association for Death Education and Bereavement Support (NW ADEBS)– Board Member


For appointments with Dr. Jessica Thomas, consults, and all other inquiries please call or email:

(503) 683-1644