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“Mindfulness is being curious, calm and connected to the moment.”

– Margaret Jessop

Clinical Psychology


Talks and Trainings


Dr. Jessop specialize in early childhood development and emotional difficulties in childhood. She works with children and parents both in the hopes of preventing problems and in addressing developing ones. She uses a family systems approach with cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and neuropsychology interventions in the treatment plans. She also work with young adults and adults with a focus on anxiety, mood disorders and life transitions. Most recently she has been making school visits to bring Hornet and Hippos interventions to preschools and elementary school settings.

My Books

Hornets & Hippos | The Workbook

Hornet & Hippo Count the Stars

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In The News

  • In the News: Michiana’s Problem Solver looks into social media and how it’s influencing kids

    I was recently interviewed for a news story with abc57‘s “Michiana’s Problem Solver” looking at solutions for managing our children’s social media use. Social media has become a part of our daily lives, shaping how we communicate, gather information and perceive the world. While these platforms offer opportunities, they have also raised important questions about… Read…

  • In the News: Book written by local psychologist helps kids deal with anxiety

    Local book helps kids deal with anxiety. Hornet and Hippo Count the Stars has made the local news! WSBT 22 Reporter, Darla Hernandez spotlighted Hornet and Hippo Count the Stars for the Moms First segment on Tuesday, February 2nd. The news segment highlights how Count the Stars can help kids calm their anxiety, which is… Read…

  • New free virtual event for parents: PARENTING IN MOTION

    PARENTING IN MOTION Support is coming our way! A new event is coming to our community on October 27th, 28th, and 29th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Twenty local movement specialists and mental health educators are coming together in a three-day summit called Parenting in Motion. We understand the events of COVID… Read…

Talks and Teaching

I offer group consultation for clinicians integrating mindfulness into their clinical practice, as well as mindful parenting presentations and teaching sessions for school staff and students.