Jess Brownstein, MS


I feel strongly that connection is a necessary ingredient for pursuing growth and navigating difficult moments. In my work at Centerpoint, I am focused on building genuine, trusting relationships with young people so that they feel safe to share about both successes and challenges. It is my goal to create a space that honors each individual’s unique insights and perspectives, and empowers them to consider how the skills and interests that they already possess can support wellness

My approach can be described as relational, client-centered, and strengths-based. My work at Centerpoint is informed by Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework. I believe that people grow to understand themselves through stories that have been told about who they are, whether by themselves or others. These stories can inform behaviors, self-image, and the ways that we relate to others. It is my intention to help young people to identify and explore these stories, and to begin to create new stories that more authentically align with their values.

At Centerpoint, I work with adolescents, young adults, and their families around a variety of life’s challenges, including feelings of anxiety and depression, substance dependence, identity development, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and struggles with decision-making. Whether these challenges are related to developmental changes, environmental contexts, or past painful experiences, I support individuals in making sense of their thoughts and feelings, developing skills for navigating difficult moments, and identifying their strengths.


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