Jessa Phillips is the Clinical Case Manager for the women’s continuum, with a primary responsibility to prepare teen, young adult, and adult women for their lives in recovery.
In this role, she helps them identify the supports they will need and provides resources for those supports in their home communities. Together, she and the patient create an aftercare plan that gives them a roadmap for recovery and reassurance.
Jessa also offers educational lectures about recovery to patient groups, covering topics such as life in early recovery, managing fears and challenges, and ways to cope with new experiences in sobriety.
She took on the position in 2022, having come to Caron as a counselor assistant for teens and young adults in 2014. In 2019, she moved into a job as a clinical behavioral health technician in the women’s continuum, expanding her role to include group therapy facilitation and psychoeducation.
Before her career at Caron, Jessa worked in the beauty industry as a salon manager.
Jessa has a Bachelor of Science in clinical counseling from Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania. She is a certified allied addiction professional with training in the expressive arts and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She is currently in a master’s program for school counseling with a goal to work with teens and young adults, offering academic and clinical insight to support their recovery as they gain independence.