Jessica Gihm

(LPC, LMHC, SUDPT)

About Me

Jessica Gihm primarily utilizes TEAM therapy, a type of cognitive behavior therapy that was developed by Dr. David Burns. TEAM stands for testing, empathy, agenda-setting, and methods. It is a framework for conducting evidenced-based therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is based on the idea that if we can change the way we think, we can change the way we feel.

Jessica holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Seminary. Which is an institution that specializes in fostering graduates’ appreciation and inclusion of spirituality, attachment, and family systems perspectives in their counseling work.

Since 2008, Jessica has provided individual and group treatment services to adults in community mental health treatment settings with a specialty in cognitive-behavioral interventions and treatment models (e.g. Seeking Safety and TEAM therapy). Additional clinical experience includes work as an inpatient assessment counselor, administrative supervisor to mental health clinicians, a trainer and coach to new clinicians, private practice clinician providing couples and individual therapy, and as a mental health director supervising behavioral health staff in a correctional facility.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Communication Problems , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Multicultural Concerns , Postpartum Depression , Self-Love

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #C5835 (Expires: 2021-04-30)

LMHC #LH 60342355 (Expires: 2021-04-20)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Jessica for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Jessica has been a wonderful counselor! She listens, provides thoughtful comments, helps me to view situations differently, and holds me accountable. Would highly recommend her to others!

Written by H.E. on Apr 01, 2021 after counseling with Jessica for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Just cause very very involved and listens, she is kind and responsive and understands.
I would highly recommend her for any first responder.

Written by J.A. on Apr 01, 2021 after counseling with Jessica for 3 months on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I took a break for a little over a month and realized in that time just how much sessions with Jessica have benefitted me.
I signed back up and look forward to continuing work with her.

Written by T.E. on Mar 23, 2021 after counseling with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Jessica is an amazing therapist!

Written by T.E. on Feb 09, 2021 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jessica is such a kind hearted person. She really wants to get to the root of the issues and figure out a successful way to over come it. She's a great listener and I appreciate the time we've spent together.

Written by T.A. on Feb 06, 2021 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve had one session so far with Jessica but things seems to be going really well. I like her approach to my concerns. She seems to have a vast knowledge of psychology.

Written by T.A. on Jan 19, 2021 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is pretty awesome and I am grateful for the help she has provided me with

Written by R.O. on Jan 19, 2021 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Jessica was very helpful. She listened attentively and asked insightful questions that forced me to think more deeply about my problem and how to approach a solution.
Jessica has also a very caring personality that is conveyed in the video session.

Written by M.A. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very knowledgeable

Written by L.A. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jessica is attentive, empathetic, and a good listener.