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Jessica Vechakul

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #113952

Supervised by Margaret Benson Thompson, LMFT #31507

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A Little About Me

I am a queer genderfluid POC therapist, and I specialize in supporting high-achievers with marginalized identities, especially POC, womxn, LGBTQ+, and gender expansive folx in the tech industry and academia. I also enjoy working with interracial or multiheritage couples and LGBTQ+ and gender expansive folx in relationships.

FOR INDIVIDUALS:
We face so many pressures about who we should be and how we should live our lives. Sometimes we end up hiding parts of ourselves or conforming to belong. And we lose touch with who we truly are and what makes us feel alive. This disconnection to our truth can lead to feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, or not good enough.

Imagine what it would be like to feel whole and accepted for all of your beautiful complexity.

Therapy can be a non-judgmental space for you to reflect and explore what matters most to you. I can support you in healing old wounds and transforming harmful patterns that lead to feeling stuck, emotional upheaval, depletion, or chronic illness.

Together, we can uncover the roots of what is holding you back (whether it’s internalized, interpersonal, or sociocultural) so you can live more fully.

I can support you in:

  • Being true to yourself, and feeling confident and at ease
  • Developing strong boundaries and groundedness
  • Cultivating compassion for yourself and others
  • Finding love and connecting with people who really get you

FOR COUPLES:
Your love is so strong and you're trying your best, but something's not working. You have the same fights, and old wounds keep getting triggered. You're longing for connection, but when you reach out, your partner withdraws. Are you feeling lonely, unheard, or misunderstood? Does your partner get defensive or feel attacked when you raise a concern? It's hard to talk about how you feel or what you're needing. Both of you are afraid of hurting each other or having another fight. The tension is affecting your sleep, work, and mood. These cycles of fighting are very common, and there are effective tools to change this dynamic.

It's natural for couples to grow apart over time or to struggle in working through conflicts. Couples typically seek my support when they want to:

  • Connect more deeply with a partner
  • Change communication patterns
  • Shift from blame or resentment to compassion and understanding
  • Clarify what each partner wants and create a shared vision or goal

The chaos of life can make it hard to find space for yourself and also connect with your partner. I'll offer tools for improving communication and deepening intimacy. You'll be able to support each other as a team and move through challenges together. Couples therapy can revive your relationship and reignite the spark that drew you together.

Couples appreciate how I focus on strengths instead of just the negatives. I will listen with compassion and empathy without judgment or criticism. I can help you find ways to manage intense emotions, rebuild trust, and renew intimacy.

Let's talk about how I can best support you. Contact me for a free 20-minute phone consultation.

Address

2703 Seventh St
Berkeley, California 94710
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I Work With:
  • Interracial/Multiheritage Couples
  • LGBTQI+ and Gender Expansive or Non-Binary
  • Marginalized Individuals
  • People in tech who feel marginalized
  • People of Color (POC)
  • Poly and Open Relationships
Types of Therapy I Do
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Teen Therapy
My Areas of Focus
  • Adjusting to life in the SF Bay Area
  • Communication and Boundaries
  • Cultural/Racial/Ethnic Identity Development
  • Effects of Privilege and Oppression
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Immigration and Acculturation Differences
My Treatment Approaches
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Informed


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