Meet Jessica

Dr. Jessica Hobson is Clinical Director of the Family Guidance and Therapy Center, Petaluma. She is a licensed clinical psychologist (CA PSY28015) and Lecturer in the Psychology Department at Sonoma State University (2013 – present), after working in London as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Child Health, University College London (2002 – 2013). Dr. Hobson received her Ph.D. in child clinical psychology from the University of Miami (1996 – 2001), completed her predoctoral internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (2000 – 2001), and did her postdoctoral clinical training at the Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana (2001 – 2002).

Her clinical specialties include assessment, diagnosis, consultation, and therapy for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Areas of clinical and research expertise include parent-child interaction, joint attention, social communication, sensory processing, emotion regulation, neurodiversity, and twice-exceptionality. She uses mindfulness and relationship-based approaches to intervention. She has published academic papers on diverse topics in ASD including comorbid psychiatric symptoms, sensory processing differences, social anxiety, and neurocognitive profiles.

Dr. Jessica Hobson

Clinical Director of FGTC Petaluma, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified RDI® Consultant

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