My Heart & Mission
Jessica’s passion is to strengthen America’s families with the Love Principle. She holds a masters degree in clinical social work and provides counseling and coaching to families online, through workshops, presentations and in person at her Stuart, FL location. Jessica is the author of seven books, including What Love is All About for kids, a teen trilogy on emotional trauma, Every Last Breath, a PTSD novel.
Jessica specializes in restoring relationships and creating harmony within. Her current clients include teens, abuse survivors, PTSD patients, women seeking divorce recovery, and anxiety reduction as the result of trauma. Jessica has additional experience with Domestic Violence Prevention and recovery.
Education & Bio
Founder Jessica Gaffney holds a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonia, graduate Magne Cum Laude, and a bachelors in Social work from Southern CT State University. Jessica is a catholic school graduate and has served on various board of directors for International Charities, universities and human trafficking coalitions. She has spent the last 5 years educating audiences from schools, to institutions and the medical community about the warning signs of domestic violence and human trafficking. Today she networks, educates and writes on emotional healing through her books and presentations on the Love Principle.
The LOVE Principle
After spending 15 years in the book publishing world, advocating for families, she put her expertise to work in the mental health community and developed a self-guided tool to enhance and strengthen family relationships. The Principles are to Listen, Observe, Validate and Encourages you.
Programs & Services
The Institute provides services for face to face or online clients. Services include private counseling and coaching sessions, online parenting programs, workshops and curriculum. The Institute believes that communication skills portrayed through the LOVE Principle (Listen. Observe. Validate and Encourage) are the back bone of safety and nurturing which can prevent child abuse through awareness.
Jessica’s work in the Treasure Coast community includes sitting on the Board of Directors for the Treasure Coast Human Trafficking Coalition, with speaking engagement on sexual exploitation at the Pine School, John Carroll High School and local private schools.