Jesse is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s in Social Work from University of Pennsylvania. Jesse is passionate about supporting individuals and communities both through mindful life coaching, psychotherapy, workshops, groups and presentations.
Jesse is committed to collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and supporting LGBTQ+ individuals and families, POC, women, and other individuals and communities that experience prejudice, discrimination, and micro-aggressions.
- Mindfulness Coaching
Jesse Frechette is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, mindfulness educator and anti-racism allyship coach. His pronouns are he/him and he identifies as a cis gender gay man of French Canadian-American descent, the youngest of 9 of a working class family, originally from a small town in northern NY State. Jesse is grateful to have a wonderfully diverse family of choice and has been strongly influenced by them as well as by his family of origin and the Mexican American and African American communities from his time living in Tucson, Arizona for 9 years and living and working in the Philadelphia area for the past 27 years. He received his Master of Social Work degree from University of Pennsylvania, and he is a graduate of Mindful Schools’ Yearlong Mindfulness Educator certification program. Jesse has been a formal mindfulness practitioner for the past 13 years. Jesse has a passion for mindfulness, social justice, and nature, including hiking and gardening. He has worked in mental health for the past 27 years, starting in fostercare, and then for much of that time working in schools in Philadelphia.
In recent years he opened up a Center called Center Mindful (now virtual), and has been doing private practice as a psychotherapist and mindfulness coach. Jesse is passionate about sharing mindfulness, especially mindful self-compassion, to empower individuals and communities who are needing to support themselves and each other against any form of oppression and ongoing microaggressions that impact mental health. Jesse is a strong believer that cultivating compassionate inner allyship toward ourselves is a key component of wellness and changing our relationship to stress, and practicing actionable allyship across diverse identities to help create a more equitable and just world is our individual and collective responsibility as human beings.