I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 13 years experience in counseling and clinical mental/behavioral health. I graduated with honors from Alcorn State University with a Bachelor's in Educational Psychology and a Master's in Guidance and counseling. I have been clinically trained in diagnosis and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional instabilities. I have taught and facilitated several workshops regarding parental education, family relationships, and motivation empowerment.
My therapeutic approaches vary. It is and has always been to individualize techniques specifically to each person. I am skilled in cognitive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, dialectical and client-centered therapy. I have counseled individuals with a wide variety of issues which include: depression, parental concerns, career discord, marriage and family, anxiety, emotional abuse, and other issues. It is my goal to help each client reach their goals and maximum functioning level by motivating and working alongside the client to tackle their challenges. I have the utmost respect and regard for my client's privacy and want them to feel that about themselves as we work together.
I'm excited about what challenges we will resolve together and look forward to being here for you soon.~ JD.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #2235 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
Jessica is an amazing human. She has been able to help me navigate my emotions especially regarding my family, relationships, and just overall how I navigate life. She is helping me become a more rational, thoughtful, calm person. She helps me remember that we are all human and that nobody is perfect and we can only control ourselves and our feelings. Thank you Jessica, you are making a big difference in my life.
Jessica is a great counselor. In the short time that I've spent with her, she's treated me amazingly and constantly reached out when I was feeling antisocial or too busy to reply. I highly recommend her services to anyone who needs a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen. 10/10. Would talk to again.
She always knows what to say to make me feel better and give me action items to implement in my daily life, to carry what we have learned in our sessions forward.
Jessica has been able to help me process what’s been going on in my life. After my first session I gained so much clarity about my situation and I was able to move forward making a decision that was beneficial to my well being. She has been readily available whenever I needed to speak about a concern.
Since the very first day Jessica made me feel welcome. She remained available every day (as opposed to the previous counsellor) and helped me with my anger and anxiety issues by providing insight and goals. She truly cares about you. I have come to consider her a friend.
Jessica was so kind and understanding every step of the way. She really embodies all the characteristics that you could ask for in a counsellor. Highly recommended!
Jessica is such a great lady. She has been so attentive and seems genuinely interested in me and my issues. Even if I haven't been in contact for a few days she sends me a message to ask how I am doing. I am so happy to have someone to talk to someone with expertise that really seems dedicated to me.
Thank you so much Jessica.
Jessica is a very lovely and friendly counselor. I feel so much better and feel really encouraged to conquer my problem. Thank you for matching me with Jessica - she's so amazing and friendly!
Jessica's approach to counseling was amazing and comfortable. She was never at anytime judgemental, and she really did listen and ask the right questions to get me thinking about various topics from a different perspective - which I found to be super important. I can tell she really cared and was listening/reading everything i said and was genuinely concerned about my concerns as well. Her advice and guidance really made me feel at ease and it, has so far, set me on the right path to succeed. I would most definitely love to connect with her again when/if the time comes.
Jessica has helped me to deal with some issues that I've been having lately. She told me what I needed to hear and that definitely helped me to have a better perspective at the situation. She is also very friendly and very open-minded. Thank you Jessica. It was wonderful having you as my counselor. :)
Jessica has helped me conquer a very difficult situation. She was there with me at each step and even pushed me out of my comfort zone. She gave me the resources to see beyond the situation and realize that I am a stronger person for confronting the issue.