Jessica Yaffa, CPC
Certified Professional Coach
Jessica Yaffa is a Certified Professional Coach with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Ms. Yaffa has the pleasure of working with both individuals and couples in a coaching capacity, along with being a nationally recognized author, speaker and expert in the field of healthy relationships work. In addition to her career as a Professional Coach, Jessica has served in administrative, leadership, direct service and organizational development capacities. Ms. Yaffa operates from the philosophy that “Connection is Medicine” in both her personal and professional life.
- University of San Diego, BA in Sociology
- CRAFT Trained Intervention
- Certified Professional Coach, World Coaching Institute
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES
- Woman Breaking Barriers Award, 2015
- Lifetime Achievement Award, San Diego Domestic Violence Council 2019
- Community Hero Award, 2013
In working together you can expect to experience a compassionate and non-biased space where you will feel heard, seen, validated and responded to, while also being gently guided into new levels of awareness, insight and opportunities. I believe that each of my clients already have everything they need within them and that my role is to come alongside them in harnessing what already exists.
- Relationship Issues
- Challenges related to lack of worth/self-esteem
- Positive Communication
My personal journey impacts the ways I show up as a professional. I recognize the importance of self-disclosure when appropriate/helpful, along with being especially mindful of allowing my clients to guide the process, rather than proclaiming the have the “solution”.
My family is extraordinarily supportive of the work I do, as well as offering me the space to decompress, laugh, evaluate my needs and work towards common goals. This was not always my experience in relationships and therefore I’m especially grateful.
I enjoy being outdoors, good coffee, spending time with family and friends as well as a great reading list.
RECOMMEND RESOURCES FOR PATIENTS
- Attached by Amir Levine
- Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendriks
- Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
- Power Thoughts Affirmation Cards by Louise Hayes