The Individual and Family CHOICES Program

Making the world a better place....one person, one family at a time.

Always Changing and Evolving ...


Jessie Westrick Starks, MA, LPC

Individual and Family Therapist


Jessie has experience working with families, children, adolescents and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. She has a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Appalachian State University, where she also studied body-centered therapies and obtained a certification in Expressive Arts Therapy.  Jessie has completed formal training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing  (EMDR) which is a model of treatment empirically validated for effectiveness in survivors of trauma. In working with clients, Jessie supplements traditional talk therapy with expressive arts through imagery, storytelling, movement, therapeutic writing and visual arts to foster growth and healing.