Jerrica Lavooy, MSW, LCSW
Lead Therapist at Evoke Therapy Intensives
After beginning a career in Graphic Design, Jerrica decided shortly after that she wanted to pursue a role that involved working with people rather than for people. She began her work in treatment when becoming a wilderness field instructor at Evoke Entrada, where she fell in love with the therapeutic process of growth and self-discovery through vulnerability and discomfort. She feels passionate about empowering her clients and holding space as they explore what it is they need to create the life they want.
Education & Prior Work Experience
Jerrica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Utah. After working as a senior field instructor with Evoke Entrada for about three years, Jerrica moved to Salt Lake City and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. She has had extensive experience with adventure and outdoor programs, held various roles with Evoke Entrada, Pursuits and Intensives, has been a lead therapist with a residential program for adolescent girls, and is now working with a wide range of clients as a private practice therapist.
Jerrica has helped people of all ages acknowledge the power of vulnerability and develop healthy communication & boundaries skills. She specializes in connecting how our family of origin, experience of shame, attachment, and our relationship with self all play a role in the underlying work. She works from a holistic lens and implements a range of tools, from cognitive to mind-body practices, to effectively address the traumas that can create our darkest parts. She supports her clients in figuring out how to shine light in the places that feel most vulnerable, and find power in compassion.
Jerrica grew up in north New Jersey, where she developed her love of the outdoors, hiking, riding motorcycles and snowboarding. You can often find her in the mountains with her husband, exploring, climbing, and enjoying whatever mountain sport they can. She loves to travel, but when she’s not in the mountains or on the road you can find her at home on the Wasatch front, crafting something with her hands, or playing fetch with her fur baby Rogue.