I am a licensed clinical social worker in Wisconsin with over 16 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked in residential treatment, day treatment and outpatient therapy. My years of experience include working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, caregivers for people living with chronic pain/illness, survivor's of those that have lost loved ones to suicide and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines using a client centered solution focused therapy along with cognitive- behavioral therapy that challenges negative thoughts and meeting the client where they are at in the moment. I like to focus on what the client needs and find strengths in their own lives that can help them to find ways to meet their goals.
Through my life and work experience and I am here to support the client anyway I can. It takes courage to seek out change. I really believe that having a positive client-therapist relationship is an essential piece to the puzzle that will help make the change process easier.
Thank you and I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Jessica is a great therapist. She listens and stays engaged in the conversation. She’s observant and understanding. She gives practical suggestions and is non judgmental. She is very relatable.
Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Jessica is wonderful! Very responsive and flexible!
Written on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue