I often say, "Therapists are not a one size fits all," and that it can be difficult to find a therapist that suits your needs, let alone choose the right therapist by reading a description of them.
If you're like me and enjoy the facts, here are mine: I graduated from Monmouth University with a Masters of Science in Mental and Clinical Health Counseling. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in three states as well as, a Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in the state of New Jersey. I also am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), HIV Certified Counselor, and Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (DRCC). I have about ten years of experience working in various levels of care with mental health, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis clients.
During sessions I utilize primarily cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy however, I believe that each client is unique and tailor my approach to be client centered. I am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and enjoy utilizing EMDR skills in session. I focus on finding solutions, building strengths, and improving negative thought patterns. The therapeutic process can be overwhelming, but I pride myself on working side by side with my clients every step of the way and being an extremely strong advocate for each client.
My passion for helping humans developed at an early age and only continued to grow as I observed people around me struggle with various issues in life. Over my years in the mental health and substance abuse industry, I have noticed a pattern. It has occurred to me that the stressors of every day life have become unmanageable for human beings and people have forgotten that, “We repeat what we do not repair.” In a world that is constantly changing, lets work together to make changes to improve yourself and your life.
Everyone has a story. What’s yours?
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TN LPC-MHSP 6377
NJ LPC 37PC00701700
GA LPC LPC012729
Jessica is fantastic and profoundly helpful. Its easy to see that she is passionate about her work. She helped me see things from different perspectives. Her advice is not only effective but practical.
Written on Sep 19, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Jessica has an incredibly warm spirit! She's very down to earth, easy to talk to, and very genuine! She understands my thoughts & feelings, and provides thought provoking questions for me to think about/journal throughout the week. She is a great therapist who I am incredibly comfortable trusting for guidance & growth! I love her! ❤️
Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I have been working with Jessica for about a month and a half now. She is great! She listens to me and gives me great feedback!
Written on Aug 15, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues
Jessica has helped me find strength in my abilities to get through situations. I thank you for helping me get through my past hurdles and focus my time and energy on the present and future goals. She helped me keep on moving when I felt like my life was stagnant!
Written on Nov 04, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 6 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Finding Jessica to be exceptionally respectful/responsive to my needs from the onset of our work together. I have full confidence/faith in knowing that Jessica will provide the support I've been unable to find in the past.
Written on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd