- MA in Counseling Psychology – Centenary University
- NJ Licensed Professional Counselor #37PC00429600
- NJ Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor #37LC00216400
- Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor, Level I
- Approved Clinical Supervisor #ACS01656
Jessica Wright is the Administrator and Director of Inpatient and Outpatient Services at SOBA New Jersey and has been working with behavioral health and addictions since 2006. Having received her Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Criminal Justice, she then went on to pursue her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Centenary University and currently holds licenses as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), is a Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor, and is an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).
Jessica has worked in nearly all facets of mental health and addictions with a focus on crisis-based, co-occurring services for over the past 15 years. Her experiences include being a mental health screener for Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES); a clinical team lead for Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Services, where she also ran the Adolescent Early Intervention program for juvenile offenders and their families; provided clinical services for and supervised crisis intervention outpatient programs; oversaw, as the Clinical Director, a 70-bed Detoxification and Residential inpatient program; served as the Professional Advisor for a local chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) of New Jersey; and owned a private practice specializing in Adolescent and Adult populations with depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Jessica believes are clients deserve the utmost respect, empathy, and support for making the difficult decision to attend treatment and guides her staff in helping clients heal through unconditional positive regard. Jessica wholeheartedly believes in person-centered treatment, emphasizing the importance of developing mutual trust for positive change to occur. She supervises her staff in the same way she meets with clients – having an “open-door” policy where at any time, any person can meet with her for support, guidance, or to just take a small break from their day. Jessica does not allow clients to speak of themselves in a negative manner or to stigmatize themselves or their addiction, reminding them daily of the strength it to remain sober. She takes pride not only in working for Soba New Jersey and with her incredible Inpatient and Outpatient teams, but also in being able to assist all clients in their recovery journeys.
Jessica also has a deep love of animals, nature, the Dallas Cowboys, and encourages an optimistic outlook for those she comes across. She strives to maintain Soba New Jersey’s excellence in providing safe, fun, and sober care for all persons involved.