Hi! I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in the state of New York. I have been working in the counseling and mental health fields since 2012. I have experience working in residential and outpatient settings, mobile crisis, respite and peer services. I also have my own private practice where I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and trauma, in addition to peri- and post-natal mood disorders. I work with individuals dealing with a wide range of challenges including family, relationship, and parenting issues, life cycle changes and transitions, personal growth, adjustment issues, and crisis.
My counseling style is warm and collaborative. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, as we work together to empower you while working towards positive change. I believe that growth is truly possible when you are ready to put in the work towards making a meaningful and positive transformation in your life. My approach combines solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psycho-dynamic and psycho-educational counseling and we will tailor your journey toward your goals to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek guidance during tough times so I commend you for taking this step and I look forward to working with you as you pursue a more fulfilling and happier life for yourself. I am here to support and empower you.
Talk to you soon!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMFT #001141-01 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
I started working with Jessica back in 2020. She has truly helped me grow and address many issues that brought me much stress and anxiety. She was honest in her sessions with me. She has encouraged me to continue with my therapy.
I really appreciate all of Jessica’s help in seeing me through a really challenging time. It's been great working with her and focusing on my growth. Jessica has a warm poise and professionalism and incorporates a distinct finesse in her therapeutic approach. I never felt pushed nor rushed, but guided in a gentle way to think through my feelings, decisions, and actions to get to the core of my issues. Therapy is a partnership, two people working together to achieve a goal. I showed up to do the work for self improvement and Jessica was there every step of the way. Jessica never took a side, never showed a bias, is always very thoughtful and has an immense level of patience. I’m very appreciative and I highly recommend working with Jessica.
Jessica has had a huge impact on my mental health journey. I have found her insights and her ability to really listen super helpful. I have felt comfortable talking to her about things that I hold in and reserve to myself.
I appreciate her expertise and help.
Jessica has worked with me for the last 6 months during a challenging period of immense change and turmoil in my life. Her style and support was exactly what I've needed to get myself back on track and prepared to tackle any challenges that come my way. She's helped me understand my emotions and response to specific situations causing anxiety, how to manage through my emotions in a productive way, and techniques to proactively work on myself to prevent future outbursts. She is a thoughtful listener who offers validation of feelings while also challenging me to do the work to better myself. I would recommend Jessica to anyone struggling through changes in their life/family. She's made a tremendous impact on me, my family, and my life. Thank you!
Jessica was amazingly helpful and insightful. She listened to my issues and gave me topics and ideas to think about in between sessions. She offered conversations through text, phone or video and checked in often with me if I hadn’t responded. I am so appreciative of all her help and will definitely request her again if I need help in the future!
Jessica Balmir is a wonderful counselor. She give great advice and she helps me with all my problems. Relationships and individuals problems! I really enjoy her help and I will continue seeing her as my advisor/therapist/ counselor.