Welcome to BetterHelp and congratulations, because to walk through even the virtual doors of a counselor's office is a courageous step toward an exploratory process that can help you identify what changes you want to make, available options for problem resolution, and how to create the real change you want in your life.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and I currently live in KY. I have been in the field of mental health for over 27 years and I am passionate about my work. I have a Master’s degree in both Psychological Counseling and Clinical Psychology. Very early in my career, I made it my mission to work in as many different treatment settings as possible, so that I could understand the unique therapeutic needs of clients in each setting. Therefore, I have worked in mental health and substance abuse settings such as outpatient, inpatient, residential, and partial hospitalization. Being a counselor in these various treatment settings allowed me to gain valuable experience in working within the full range of psychiatric disorders. For example, I have worked with issues and concerns such as depression, anxiety, ineffective communication, excessive worry, codependency, relationship problems, social anxiety, substance abuse, interpersonal difficulties/conflicts, anger management, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD and PTSD.
I see my role as your teammate, a compassionate partner that will work alongside you as you move through your therapeutic journey. The primary type of therapeutic techniques I use come from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It is a type of therapy that helps us understand how we became the versions of ourselves that we are today. In understanding how early experiences played a part in creating the chronic negative beliefs that have continued to cause problems for us today, we can learn new ways of thinking that will help us resolve our issues, change the way we think, and learn to live our lives in ways that are more fulfilling.
If you are ready for a teammate that will support you, educate you, help you learn new ways to deal with old/new problems, be a good listener, show compassion, empower you and meet you where you are, then take the next step by scheduling our first session.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
KY LPCC 103518
She has been great so far. My first therapist so I don't really know what to expect . But she has given me practical steps to fix my problems
Written on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem
Jessica is a fantastic therapist. I followed her here from an in person office. I was willing to pay the extra cost, since Better Help doesn’t take insurance, to keep her as my therapist. I’ve gotten farther with her in a handful of visits than I have going to another therapist for 2 years. She listens and provides feedback . She will give examples to help you understand. You can tell she is really engaged, wants to help and truly cares about her patients.
Written on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd