Our Team

Jessica Mikulecky, PsyD, SEP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner
Clinical Director & Co-Training Director
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SPECIAL CLINICAL INTERESTS

Adolescents and Adults
Developmental (early childhood) Trauma
Acute (e.g., accidents, medical) Trauma
Complex (e.g., intergenerational, interpersonal) Trauma
Stress and Adjustment Disorders
Self-Injury
Cultural Diversity
Mind/Body Connection
Life Transitions
Identity Concerns
Relational Issues
Parenting Support

EDUCATION

Doctoral Degree: Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL (now Adler University)
Master’s Degree: Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL (now Adler University)
Bachelor’s Degree: University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, WI
Certification: Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner

Dr. Mikulecky began her clinical career in 2013 at MiraCare Neuro Behavioral Health as a Clinical Psychology Doctoral Intern and has remained part of the practice, noting the collaborative and team approach to treatment that strongly resonates with her methods of care. She subsequently completed an intensive certification process in Somatic Experiencing® in 2019 that she integrates with her psychotherapy training. Dr. Mikulecky embraces a holistic approach to patient care that considers mind/body, institutional, communal, societal, and intergenerational influences.  

Inspired and guided by the understanding that our bodies intrinsically develop strategies for self-protection, Dr. Mikulecky primarily supports adolescents and adults using culturally-affirming somatic, insight-oriented, and cognitive-based therapies. This allows her to adaptively address developmental, relational, medical, and psychodynamic issues and trauma with adolescents, adults, and families in an atmosphere of safety, inclusivity, and curiosity while promoting resiliency 

Dr. Mikulecky engages in activities to continually learn, including challenging her considerations for how her identity, culture, and privilege have shaped her experiences, which in turn impacts her therapeutic work. She is also an Assistant with Somatic Experiencing International.  

At MiraCare, in addition to her psychotherapy services, Dr. Mikulecky serves as one of the Clinical Directors of the Outpatient Care division, with a focus on the psychological and neuropsychological testing services. She is also a Training Director for the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship. She places incredible value in working with both clinical psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows in a supervisory capacity.  

Dr. Mikulecky enjoys spending time laughing with friends and family; playing with her Bernese Mountain Dog; cheering on her Wisconsin sports teams; traveling to familiar and new destinations; and yoga. 

additional information

  • Location: Palos Heights, Tinley Park

  • Telehealth: Yes, if appropriate

PATIENT FOCUSED

By working together in one collaborative environment, patients and families benefit from a higher level of listening, bridging and sharing.

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DEVOTED TO FAMILY

With a long history of caring for children and teens in an inclusive manner, family is rooted in the MiraCare continuum of care.

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