Hi, my name is Jessica. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I hold a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. I have been a therapist for 33 years. I have worked as an employee assistant counselor, therapist for psychiatric disorders and as a drug and alcohol counselor. I have worked as a crisis counselor and with incarcerated individuals. My career has been my passion. I utilize several therapy techniques. I want you to know it is courageous reaching out for help. My approach is open and compassionate. I have worked with thousands of clients throughout my career suffering from all kinds of problems. I promise to meet you where you are at and to assist you in moving towards a positive direction you choose. There are many types of counseling and I will work with you to assist you in accomplishing your goals. Throughout my career, I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, coping with grief and loss, addiction, personality disorders and trauma. I currently work as a mental health therapist in a local hospital. I have worked in several diverse settings since the start of my career and taught a course at a local university,
" And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" Anais Nin
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing
PA LPC PC000706
Hands down great therapist!! Great communication and timely responses.
Written on Feb 26, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I've worked with Jessica for multiple challenges I've faced in my life. She is always very insightful, respectful, and kind. I spoke with her in 2020 and because of that experience when I need someone again, I reached out to her. I'm so grateful for the tools and support she has provided in my life. She has helped with me through my most difficult times.
Written on Feb 25, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Jessica helped me through a time of crisis when I had no one else to talk to about my situation. She continues to support me by really listening to me, providing advice and tools that help me improve my communication, dealing with co-parenting issues and self-care. She is very friendly and easy to talk to!
Written on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Jessica is empathetic and easy to talk to and readily available. I am glad I was paired with her.
Written on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Jessica has been very patient and understanding with me; she is nonjudgmental. I like how she challenges me to think deeper and allows me to feel my emotions. She has been super helpful overcoming my many obstacles in life.
Written on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management
Jessica has been a sounding board, a safe space, and the paramount source of support and encouragement I've needed to work through the loss of my mother, the many transitions endured in result, and my underlying baggage. She is an ear to listen whether you want to rant about something seemingly irrelevant, or really dive deep. She always meets you where you are at with such a kind soul. I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with her and grateful for her role in my journey to healing.
Written on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue