Hello and welcome! I am Jessica Byrd (she/her), therapist and owner of Embodied Empowerment Counseling Services. As a sex therapist I strive to provide a therapeutic space where women can have safe, informed, and authentic conversations about issues related to their sexual and reproductive health. I am passionate about helping women build trust in their bodies and understand the complex factors that have influenced their sexual or reproductive experiences.
My Education and Experience
I graduated from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis with a concentration in Trauma and Sexual Empowerment. I've been working with in the field of women’s sexuality for nearly a decade and have advanced training in the treatment of women’s sexuality and reproductive health.
During my career I've worked with women who have experienced a wide range of sexual and reproductive experiences including sexual exploitation, sexual violence, abusive relationships, gender identity, eating disorders, abortion, reproductive trauma, and body image distress. My experiences as a woman, social worker, and therapist have taught me the importance of women having access to spaces where they are able to make informed, educated choices about their own bodies. I recognize that your lived experiences will impact the concerns you bring into therapy and will work with you to create space for your journey of self-reflection and growth.
My Memberships and Affiliations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Ready to get started?
I am honored that you have chosen this practice to continue your healing journey and look forward to working with you! Please contact me so that we can talk more about moving forward together.