Meet Our Team

Jessica Oladapo

Clinical Intern, MA, MS


• Work Life Balance
• Anxiety
• Adjustment Disorders
• Racial Battle Fatigue
• Gender Affirmation
• Women’s Issues
• Belonging and Othering
• Inequality in Workplace/College Campus
• Mindfulness 

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.”
–       Glenn Close
“People of color, particularly African Americans, feel the stigma more keenly. In a race-conscious society, some do not want to be perceived as having yet another deficit.”
–       Bebe Moore Campbell, Author and Mental Health Advocate

Jessica Oladapo is a warm and inviting therapist, dedicated to assisting clients in developing resilience and wellness as a state of being. As a social scientist, she is concerned with the ways that inequality, minoritization, and marginalization impact our physiological and psychological wellbeing and mental health. The intersections of race, gender, sexual/romantic/affectional orientation, ability, and gender identity and more can all impact functioning and interactions. As such, Jessica Oladapo provides a safe atmosphere, therapeutic space, and listening ear for clients to show up whole and explore these intersections of identities and the impact on interaction and daily functioning.


Because Jessica stresses self-efficacy and self-compassion, she uses motivational interviewing and mindfulness practices to encourage self-reflection and the ability to grow through self-awareness and observation. Her training in Sociology and Social Psychology, coupled with her training in Clinical Mental Health provides her with the knowledge and skill set to assist clients in recognizing and owning their voices and advocating for themselves.   

MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Chicago State University (2020-2023)

MA Sociology, DePaul University (2003- 2005)


BA Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago (1998 – 2003)

BA African American Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago (1998 – 2003)