Jaresa Ross-Bey

LCSW

About Me

I have dedicated my life to serving individuals, children, and families since 1997. I have a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from University of St. Mary, a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas and a Certification in Play Therapy from Mid-America Nazarene University.

I have served for over 10 years as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) in a myriad of mental health settings including at two of the largest hospitals in the metropolitan Kansas City area. I provide crisis intervention, risk assessment, diagnostic impression utilizing the DSM-V, and short-term stabilization services for the most vulnerable populations of the city. I have the awesome responsibility to deliver treatment based upon sound theoretical principles with knowledge of the special issues and needs of the population served. I serve a population is primary made up of clients with dual diagnosis, impoverished, and chronic mental illness. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team in Emergency Departments, I develop treatment strategies to meet the multifaceted needs of this diverse population, with attention to the policies and procedures of the hospitals. I am also able to interface with both internal and external treatment providers for appropriate referrals based on psychiatric diagnosis to support the respective dispositions of the patients I serve.

In efforts to pay it forward, I have worked as an educator since 2013 as an adjunct faculty for the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare Master of Social Work and the Ottawa University Human Service programs. I am continually utilizing my skills as a mental health therapist and my passion to train, educate, and to create awareness of social injustices. As the BSW Student Services Coordinator of the 2+2 Program at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare from February 2014 to December 2016, I used my skills and experience as a social worker to enthusiastically support countless others as they aspire to their dreams of becoming social workers.

My work with families, children, and individuals has been based on the strengths-based perspective. I believe that all of us have the ability to persevere over any obstacle. We all have natural gifts, talents, and abilities that enable us to overcome. It is important that these strengths be recognized from the beginning of developing a path so that there is a foundation to build on. I believe that I have the ability to tap into these strengths and support my clients to see them as well.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2021043432 (Expires: 2023-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jaresa Ross-Bey. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.A. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Wow. There are not enough words to describe how Jaresa has positively impacted my life. After every session, there is always clarity on my end. There is always a resolution to the problem that we face together. Jaresa came into my life when I needed guidance the most. She really has changed my life and how I perceive certain situations. I look forward to every session. I can’t thank her enough for how amazing she is!!!

Written by S.U. on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

She is very positive and upbeat!

Written by J.I. on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have connected with Ms. Jaresa in a way that I have never connected with a therapist before. She is wonderful beyond words and I am so thankful to BetterHelp for matching us to one another. I have brought *many* of my friends and family members to this platform and I’m so proud that I did!

Written by B.A. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Jaresa is able to understand how I’m feeling even when I have a challenging time expressing my thoughts. She’s able to access and makes me feel comfortable in the process.

Written by A.L. on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jaresa is absolutely amazing! I have made so much progress since I started meeting with her. She constantly makes me feel worthy which is helping my journey to loving myself! So grateful for her!

Written by C.O. on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

My sessions with Jaresa are very helpful.

Written by A.A. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very Soft spoken and patient

Written by V.I. on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Awesome

Written by A.I. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s so amazing! Legit feels like a phone call with a friend. Makes you comfortable from the jump. Her advice and techniques are awesome

Written by C.Y. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, intimacy-related issues, and grief

I like our chats, they don't feel so much like the stereotype of what a therapy session is supposed to be. Just a conversation with a very positive, polite, calm and professional individual. Her method so far is effective.

Written by A.S. on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’m still new to therapy. But feel so confident and comfortable speaking with my therapist. And I feel like I already see positive changes in my life

Written by V.I. on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Jaresa is an incredible listener, so patient and thoughtful in her responses and approach to my goals. I highly recommend working with Jaresa, whether you are looking to build and heal a relationship with yourself, or with a partner or family member.

Written by A.L. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Jaresa is such a compassionate, patient, and open therapist who listens with a lot of empathy. I can sense that she deeply cares for me as her patient, and cares for my well being and success as an individual. Jaresa has been able to kindly and compassionately point out areas in which I may self-sabotage to keep me accountable, but it never feels harsh or hard to swallow. I really appreciate her time, insight, and guidance through the lens of therapy and her expertise!

Written by A.D. on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She's amazing! She immediately understood my issues and I feel that I've already made significant progress since I'm in therapy with her. I feel listened to and valued and that's been a great help for me.

Written by F.A. on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and adhd

She’s been so helpful in working through my feelings and anxieties! I feel like I’m making excellent progress and am excited for this journey

Written by M.E. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and anger management

I truly believe that Jaresa is my one of my only sources of comfort and guidance right now. She is amazing and patient and passionate and I feel like she GENUINELY cares. Therapy is brand new to me, she makes me wish I’d done this sooner.

Written by L.I. on Jan 01, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

She is regularly checking up on me outside the live sessions. She understands and asks the right questions. She is very flexible and offers session. She makes me feel connected to her

Written by K.E. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Jaresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I am really enjoying my session with her.

Written by S.O. on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Jaresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Such a attentive therapists , motivating and genuine. I feel confident in her abilities to support me on my journey ! She is amazing !

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