Welcome to your first step towards a happier, healthier life! I believe in the importance in developing a therapeutic relationship built on trust and openness to ensure a non-judgmental and inviting environment. Just as each person is different, I conduct my therapeutic approach around each individual to find the most productive way to greater emotional health. Through warmth, guidance and hope, I believe it takes a team effort to gain insight into one’s challenges in order to make lasting change. My areas of expertise include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship issues, and couples/family therapy. It is my ultimate goal to empower clients to become self-motivated and self-aware to make the necessary changes and achieve a better quality of life. Personally, I have been in therapy throughout my life and understand the importance of feeling comfortable with who you are unloading your deepest self to!
I completed my Master's Degree in Counseling, concentrating in Couples, Marriage, and Family therapy from Kutztown University and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. My experience includes working in a community mental health agency, private practice, and partial hospitalization program. I enjoy working with adults using integrative therapies including Solution-Focused, Strength-Based, Cognitive Behavioral, and Person-Centered.
In my spare time, I enjoy photography, crafting, kayaking, spending time outdoors, and playing with my dog, Benny! I hope to take the next step with you towards emotional relief and self-empowerment!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
PA LPC PC011969
Jessica always listens carefully but allows you to find the answer. She is there for you and is compassionate and genuine.
Written on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder
I really appreciate Jessica’s help as well as her patience, kindness and understanding through this mental health journey.
Written on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Obviously we aren't that far along but I feel comfortable opening up to Jessica. I think she manages my personality well. She is very respectful and professional but not up tight which would put me off.
Written on Nov 22, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Jess has been amazing to work with! She is so great at listening and providing thoughtful answers to the issues I present to her. She has helped me work a great deal through strengthening my personal identity and confidence, as well as how I handle romantic, family, and friend relationships. She's an amazing therapist/counselor and I would definitely recommend her.
Written on Aug 03, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
Written on Jul 11, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Jessica is very responsive and constructive in her responses. It is easy to trust her.
Written on Jun 05, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts