Justin Puch has been working with families and teenagers since 2009 in ministry and as a Licensed Counselor. Justin is passionate about working with those with trauma / loss, depression, anxiety, family issues, and attachment problems. Justin comes to Shelterwood from a Director role in a substance use residential program, and has spent time in private practice and as a student pastor at two large churches.
Therapists and Clinical Team
Jessica Wood, Psy.D. — Clinical Director
Jessica Wood earned her doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for the state of Missouri. Her areas of study included psychological testing and evaluation, substance abuse treatment, marriage and family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and general child and adolescent psychology/treatment. Jessica focused her continuing education on adolescent trauma, treatment methods and dialectical behavioral therapy to assist in treating self-injurious behavior and other complex emotion regulation disorders.
Prior to Shelterwood, Jessica worked in an out-patient community mental health service center providing individual therapy, an out-patient substance abuse treatment center for families and adolescents as well as in individual, group and family therapy in a child and adolescent treatment center.
Jessica has a passion for working with adolescents and their families and loves seeing relationships and lives restored. She was drawn to Shelterwood because of the unique faith integration approach to treatment, and she is always eager to work with students transforming young lives and families.
Outside Shelterwood, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and baby girl, as well as bike rides, walks, working out, traveling, visiting friends and relaxing in the sun.