Jessica Darling Wilkerson, LMFT

Preferred Name: Jessica

Online Therapy

About Me

I live and work in Northern California. My original career was in commercial lending using my business degree, and I use this experience to connect to a wide range of clients. From stay at home moms to corporate board members and entrepreneurs, I enjoy connecting with a mix of people as I have also embodied a variety of life roles. EMDR is the missing connector within talk therapy that helps clients have those healing a-ha moments and discover parts of themselves that need care that the client often doesn't know exists and that traditional talk therapy can't always pinpoint.

Education & Experience

I finished my graduate degree in 2009 and was trained from an EMDRIA approved trainer in 2014. In my town, there were very few EMDR clinicians and supply/demand was such that I had EMDR clients daily. After the Camp Fire burned down the town of Paradise in 2018 I began providing EMDR for wildfire trauma multiple times a day, every day. Not only their harrowing, Armageddon-like escape, but their marriages were impacted, they lost their homes, the town they evacuated into acted like they were a nuisance, and the town they evacuated into (my town) also had PTSD because the fire was coming our way and our way of life changed as we suddenly had 20,000 residents overnight we didn't have the infrastructure for. There was trauma and loss around every corner that combined with the existing pain and trauma that people were already carrying.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I was an AmeriCorps volunteer for three years with the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Counsel of Shasta County. I was the president of the Chico Chapter of CAMFT for three years. I currently enjoy owning a small group private practice and seeing a small caseload.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved
  • Veteran Center
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Medicaid

I provide courtesy billing as out of network