Jessica Rick, Psy. D.

I find myself incredibly inspired by the unique human ability to build a meaningful and authentic life despite the darkness that many of us face. I view my role as a psychologist as two-fold: validating that you are doing the best you can given the skills and resources you already have, while also empowering you to grow through new ways of thinking about and coping with difficult circumstances. I strive to work collaboratively with you to examine your values, foster resilience to overcome challenges, and move towards a life of purpose.

At Care Counseling, I provide individual therapy to female, male, and non-binary adults. I have a particular interest in working with struggles related to depression, anxiety, perfectionism, and identity development. An individualized and person-centered approach to therapy is central to my work with clients. Outside of this, my approach integrates aspects of acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and positive psychology.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and Psychology at Drake University and my Master of Science and Doctorate of Psychology at Georgia Southern University. I am currently under supervision while working towards licensure as a Clinical Psychologist. I grew up in Wisconsin and have spent portions of my life in Iowa, Georgia, and Kansas. I am a Midwesterner at heart and am happy to now call Minnesota my home! Outside of work, I find joy in exercising, trying new restaurants, and playing with my adorable Shiba Inu pup, Koda. I look forward to hearing your story and walking alongside you in your journey towards healing, growth, and transformation.






Identity Development

Self-Exploration & Values

Adjustment & Life Transitions

Guilt & Shame


Gender & Sexuality



Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology – Georgia Southern University

M.S. in Clinical Psychology – Georgia Southern University

B.S. in Health Sciences & Psychology – Drake University

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

Wichita State University Counseling & Prevention Services (Wichita, KS)

Prairie View (Newton, KS)

Georgia Southern University Counseling Services (Statesboro, GA)

East Central Regional Hospital (Augusta, GA)

Georgia Southern University Psychology Clinic (Statesboro, GA)

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.


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What to Expect From Therapy

Thank you for considering therapy at CARE. We recognize the decision to go to therapy can be very difficult and our team wants to support you as much as we can. This can be done by finding a therapist at CARE Counseling, identifying community resources in the Twin Cities or providing psycho-ed (fancy term for blog posts :).

Below is a client friendly explanation of the first several sessions for therapy.  We hope this will be helpful in setting appropriate expectations.  If you have any additional questions please email us at or call us at 612-223-8898, option 1 for scheduling