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Jaresa Ross-Bey, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Parenting issues Self esteem Depression
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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.

Professional experience

17yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family Problems, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

MO LCSW 2021043432

Reviews

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Grateful every day for Ms. Jaresa and how much she has helped me this past year and thankful to BetterHelp for finding me the therapist of my dreams!

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Jaresa for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jaresa is awesome!

Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Thank you for your time!!!!!

Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Jaresa is an AMAZING therapist. I would recommend her to anyone that I care for and anyone who wants to improve their psychological well-being. She is fully attentive and strives to help you succeed. Her main focus was about me and taking care of myself because how can you give to others when you have nothing to give. I appreciate that and often need that reminder. Thank you so much for the service you have provided me and the love you put into your work, Jaresa! You’re truly helping people become better versions of themselves to give to our world. Thank you!

Written on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Jaresa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, 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 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

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 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