• Work Life Balance
• Adjustment Disorders
• Racial Battle Fatigue
• Gender Affirmation
• Women’s Issues
• Belonging and Othering
• Inequality in Workplace/College Campus
“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 and wellness coach, 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 well-being and mental health. The intersections of race, gender, sexual/romantic/affectional orientation, ability, 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 their 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 in both therapy and coaching. 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.
While therapeutic sessions are focused on the past, present, and future, our coaching sessions are more forward-facing and involve more planning for the future. As a practitioner of both, Jessica weaves coaching strategies into therapeutic sessions, which allows coaching sessions and therapy sessions to be goal-oriented. If you desire a more goal-oriented and solution-focused session, coaching is the way to go.
Jessica is a certified Wellness Coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and can help you set and reach your health and wellness goals.
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)
Health and Wellness Certificate – National Academy of Sports Medicine – 2023