Jessicah Walker Herche, PhD, HSPP
Counseling Psychologist
Founder of Cadence Psychology Studio

Prior to pursuing a career in psychology, I worked in the field of interior design, creating beautiful spaces that reflected the values of my clients. Today, I engage in similar work, although from an entirely different plane. Just as harnessing the power of color, texture, and light in our homes and offices can affect our inner experience of calm and happiness, experiencing a healing of our hearts and minds can profoundly change our life and relationships. As a therapist, I am honored to journey alongside my clients, guiding them toward healing and expansion and creating transformation in both their inner and outer worlds. 

I enjoy working with adults of all ages, particularly mental health professionals, achievement-motivated individuals, creatives, and entrepreneurs. I specialize in treating trauma in adults who experienced childhood abuse, neglect, and attachment woundings. I also am passionate about providing therapy for therapists, helpers, and healers as I believe we can take our clients only as far as we have come ourselves. Other areas of expertise include relationship difficulties, imposter syndrome, work-life balance, compassion fatigue, religious trauma, spiritual crises, and healing from challenging or harmful long-term relationships/marriages.

I am a supportive, compassionate, and collaborative therapist, and believe each of us has an intrinsic need for meaning and significance, the capacity for change, and the ability to heal and grow. I emphasize providing clients with a safe space to explore their feelings, discuss their perspectives, problem solve difficulties, and ultimately, experience healing and enduring change. ​

Summary of Training

I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in 2014 and Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University in 2018. I have trained and worked in a number of clinical settings including community mental health centers, educational agencies, medical centers, and in private practice. I was trained as a generalist to treat a variety of mental health concerns – including depression and anxiety – for individuals across the lifespan. Additionally, I have obtained post-graduate training, supervision, and consultation in sexual concerns. I am trained in EMDR (Eye-Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing) to treat trauma, process painful events, and overcome blocks to performing well.

 

Theoretical Orientation

When working with clients, I use a number of theoretical and applied orientations including cognitive-behavioral, humanistic-existential, relational-cultural, internal family systems, attachment-focused, psychodynamic, holistic health, emotionally focused couples therapy, and Gottman couples therapy work. Employing a body positive, sex positive, and gender affirming stance, I honor and incorporate multicultural and intersectional realities into the therapeutic work. Drawing from these orientations and using evidence-based practices, I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet the needs and goals of my clients.

Education

  • Ball State University – Bachelor of Science (BS)

  • Western Michigan University – Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MA)

  • Ball State University – Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology (PhD)

 

License, Credentials, and Professional Memberships

  • Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) License 20043217B

  • Credentialed Psychologist with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists 

  • Indiana Psychological Association: Member 

  • American Psychological Association: Member

Additional Trainings

  • EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Training through EMDR Consulting--40 hours of training, EMDRIA-Approved (May/June 2019)

  • Clinical Work With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients Training through the Bowen Center, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency-Approved (2018)

  • Clinical Considerations for Working Ethically and Effectively With LGB Populations Training through the Bowen Center, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency-Approved (2018)

  • Motivational Interviewing Training through the Bowen Center, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency-Approved (2017)

  • Introduction to DBT Skills Training through the Bowen Center, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency-Approved (2017)

  • Fundamentals of Disaster Mental Health Training through the American Red Cross and Sponsored by Ball State University (2015)         

  • Psychological First Aid Training through the American Red Cross and Sponsored by Ball State University (2015)

  • Gatekeeper Program – a Suicide Prevention Training through Gryphon Place in Kalamazoo, Michigan (2012)