About Me

jessica doreI’m a licensed social worker, tarot card reader and writer interested in using tarot cards to help people understand their interplay between their internal and external lives and to behave in alignment with what is most precious. My writing, one-on-one sessions and classes combine what I’ve learned through my years of studying psychology, behavioral science, tarot and mysticism to both support people and help them get unstuck.

During graduate school, I trained as a psychotherapist in both private and public settings and worked with people living with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, complicated and prolonged grief, PTSD, eating disorders, substance addiction, attachment trauma and more.

My unique approach to tarot as a therapeutic tool has been featured in New York Magazine‘s The Cut, VICE, Teen Vogue,¬†Yoga Journal,¬†Philadelphia Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, NPR’s Weekend Edition¬†and more.

I have worked as a writer and editor in the field of behavioral and psychological science for nearly a decade, first as a publicist and editor at New Harbinger Publications, and later as a freelance writer. My writing has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, VICE, and Psych Central.

I have studied ashtanga yoga for nearly a decade, and am currently working as an assistant to authorized teacher Meghan Kirk, who is the director of Mysore Philadelphia. My yoga practice is much more than just an asana or posture practice, it is a lifestyle and spiritual path that informs everything I do.

I have been influenced by the people and landscapes of the places I’ve lived and traveled, namely New Orleans, Jamaica, Central America, India, Northern California and New England. I currently split my time between Philadelphia and the Bay Area.

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