JESSICA KUILAN, LCSW

Jessica Kuilan is a Hispanic/Latinx therapist from Miami, FL of Salvadoran descent. Currently, her practice is located in Jacksonville, FL, however; she travels to her clients’ homes to better fit their needs. She believes that a client is more likely to succeed in therapy if the therapist is accessible to the client.

Jessica was raised in Miami, FL and moved to Jacksonville, FL to complete her undergraduate studies at the University of North Florida. Shortly thereafter, she moved back to home to complete her Masters in Social Work at Barry University.  She graduated with 4.0 GPA and was a recipient of the Honor Cord.

In 2009, she became a Guardian ad Litem for the 11th Judicial Circuit and was employed providing probation counseling to individuals in the felony and misdemeanor division.  She also worked providing therapeutic services and resources to high risk pregnant women and women experiencing infant loss.  In 2013, Jessica began working with the Department of Children and Families as a Child Protective Investigator and later moved to a different sector within the foster care system. Consequently, she became a therapist for children in Specialized Therapeutic Foster Homes whilst conducting substance abuse psychoeducational groups for mandated clients in the afternoon. Jessica has experience working with severely emotionally disabled children and children that have experienced abuse and neglect, as well as adults with substance abuse, domestic violence and anger management issues.

Coupled with her earlier experience, Jessica has served the 11th Judicial Circuit for many years, providing court reports and testimony at trials and hearings when necessary on behalf of her clients. Jessica most recently worked in Long Term Care with the geriatric population.  Her level of expertise spans across a wide spectrum from which she can gather knowledge to work with any type of client.

Jessica has always been a strong advocate of ethics and justice and upholds these beliefs when working with her clients. She is resourceful and will do what it takes to make sure that her clients receive the services that they so rightfully deserve.  As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Jessica is always working toward furthering her education in order to better assist her clients. She is currently working on her MCAP and CET  in order to provide addiction counseling online.

Education

  • Master of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice, Minor in Social Welfare

License, Certifications & Awards

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Florida State Child Welfare Case Manager
  • Children’s Functional Assessment Certification
  • Adult Functional Assessment Certification
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Honor Cord Recipient 4.0 GPA at Barry University
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem

Additional Training

  • TF-CBT Web Training
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Home Builders Relapse Prevention
  • Crisis Management
  • Institutional Review Board Certification
  • “When the bough breaks” – Healthy Start Coalition
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Dementia Training
  • 701B Certification