Jessica Baird

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 15 years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in various settings. I am a military veteran and have worked with individuals from various backgrounds and varying acculturation levels as well as provided supervision of interns. I graduated in 2011 with a Masters in Psychology with Marriage and Family Therapy and completed a certification training to supervise the Functional Family Therapy team at my previous place of business.

Some people struggle with life transitions such as developmental changes in a family, divorce, or job challenges. Others have issues with depression, anxiety, trauma, mental illness, substance abuse, sex and intimacy or relationship issues. I believe that counseling offers healing, growth, and clarification for clients of all kinds as they courageously decide to work with me in a safe and confidential environment. I strive to create a warm, safe, trusting and positive therapeutic relationship and environment free from judgment. I believe that each individual has the ability for growth and change and I would like to assist in that process while encouraging congruence between one's beliefs, values and behaviors. I draw from a variety of therapeutic orientations and methods, my style tends to be strongly interpersonal and integrative and I strive to tailor therapy to fit each individual according to their unique situation and goals.

Outside of providing therapy to clients, I enjoy spending time with my family. I am a new mother to a beautiful little girl who’s birthday is in May and our rambunctious English bulldog, Scully. My husband is active duty military so we tend to move around a lot, We enjoy traveling and camping in our travel trailer and spending time near the water.

I appreciate the courage it takes to make this first step and I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LMFT #84259 (Expires: 2022-03-31)

LMFT #00182 (Expires: 2022-07-01)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

She is very direct and clear. I respect her input greatly.

Written by C.H. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She's fantastic! lots of options, listens, and gives advice in the ways that i need to hear. She is timely and just a great counselor all in all

Written by D.A. on Apr 21, 2020 after counseling with Jessica for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

My experience with Jessica this far has been great. She has helped me work though some serious challenges in my personal and professional life that have led to lasting and positive change. She’s super flexible and is very responsive over chat. You should feel very comfortable and lucky to work with her.

Written by J.O. on Jan 28, 2020 after counseling with Jessica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I like Jessica. She never makes me feel unwelcome..

Written by M.I. on Jan 19, 2020 after counseling with Jessica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

The one thing I really appreciated about Jessica is that she really makes you think about why you feel the way you do. She asks questions that need to be asked to get to the root of the problem.
I like that she's consistent. We'd explore different avenues and ideas, but never lost focus of the main issue at hand.
I've definitely learned a lot about myself, and the reasons of why my actions. I've learned to better understand and control myself, which definitely has helped a lot. Sometimes we do need someone to poke us and make us feel uncomfortable and vulnerable to really start to know who we really are. So thank you for that, Jessica.

Written by A.L. on Jan 14, 2020 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She is knowledgeable, kind, and patient. Really tried to understand what you’re going through and gives useful advice on how to deal with them.

Written by K.A. on Oct 13, 2019 after counseling with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is great, very genuine and kind. You feel like she is listening.

Written by I.L. on Sep 27, 2019 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jessica has given me great insights and I feel like she really understands the family dynamics I'm sharing with her. I really appreciate her direct and empathetic approach!

Written by A.L. on Jul 09, 2019 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Professional, advocates, and not only offers constructive feedback, but provided some very good guidelines for helping with future issues such as marriage conflict.

Written by M.I. on May 22, 2019 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Jessica is very kind and helpful. She's great at giving me a different perspective on the things I talk to her about. Her responses are timely and she knows what she's talking about.

Written by K.R. on Apr 09, 2019 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jessica has helped me with making huge decisions in my recent life. She is great at helping me talk out the issues at hand and then make the best decision for me. Jessica is also great at checking in....even if she’s away or not feeling great herself. Thank you!

Written by R.O. on Jan 22, 2019 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

After 2 weeks talking to Jessica, I see an honesty in her and feel she is really trying to help. It is very comfortable working with her.

Written by B.A. on Nov 01, 2018 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She’s pretty good! She listens to you and takes her time to explain things and send you stuff about what’s going on with you to make sure you can understand about certain things. She checks on you to see if you are ok too. Thank you so much!

Written by J.A. on Jul 23, 2018 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning sleeping, and self esteem

Everything was great. Thank you.

Written by R.O. on May 10, 2018 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

Sometimes I feel really immature for the stuff that I tell her, yet she’s never made me feel like my feelings were not okay. She’s offers help and looking at things from a different view. I appreciate her more than I could ever explain. Thank you Jessica!

Written by C.H. on Apr 28, 2018 after counseling with Jessica for 4 months

Professional, understanding and mindful. She knows how to guide me to become the best version of myself.

Written by B.R. on Apr 18, 2018 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

Jessica is amazing! She is attentive she listens she brings out the best in you. She’s good at seeing bad in a situation and tells you about it. I love working with her it brings me comfort! Thank you Jessica for you have done and are doing!

Written by M.A. on Apr 03, 2018 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship, and intimacy-related

Jessica is very good at what she does. She has taught me things that a 50+ year old should know.

Written by N.I. on Feb 28, 2018 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, eating, parenting, and career

Jessica responds thoughtfully with a perspective that helps give me new perspective. I feel heard and she acts as a great sounding board to help me cope better. I like her and feel she is helping me.

Written by K.R. on Feb 19, 2018 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, and trauma and abuse

Jessica is a friendly and personable counselor with a wealth of experience and tips. She is frequently available and has been able to help me many times with situations and offer reflections that I do not see as I am too close to the situation

Written by L.O. on Jan 26, 2018 after counseling with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related

I have enjoyed working with Jessica. At first, things were a bit stiff and awkward, I guess that is how most counseling gets started, but once we both understood the parameters things got a lot better. She has helped me through a particularly difficult and dark time these past few months and I appreciate her help.

Written by M.A. on Jan 04, 2018 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

She's an outstanding counselor. Educated and analytical about my issues. Plus, her compassion is a wonderful addition to her practice.

Written by K.E. on Dec 31, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, and self esteem

Jessica has been very helpful in validating my feelings - which is huge because I've been scared to acknowledge to myself how I really feel. Having somebody tell me it's okay to feel these things is exactly what I needed. She also asks insightful questions, designed to help me really analyze how I'm feeling, how I got here, and where I go next.

Written by R.E. on Dec 27, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and grief

It’s been very helpful - nice outlet.

Written by T.O. on Dec 11, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression

Jessica has not only helped me with her suggestions, but has also asked questions and made statements that encouraged me to look at myself differently. She has helped me immensely.

Written by M.A. on Nov 12, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and bipolar

Jessica helped me so much over the last month. She even brought up different types of therapy I have never heard of. I’m so thankful that I can now explore these other types of therapy for a more whole approach. Thank you so much Jessica!

Written by J.O. on Oct 10, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Jessica is a good listener; she can analyze your situation and she's not only there for you but she will give you good advice or a good point of view of the situation so you can improve your life by applying good actions for every matter