Jessica Kowalski

(MS, LCMHC)

About Me

I believe that everyone has a purpose in this life. I believe that if you put in the work, you can overcome anything. I believe that things happen to us & it is the way that we respond to them that makes us who we are. For the past four years, I have been working with children & adults who have experienced personal & systemic trauma. My passion lies in helping people who have experienced trauma grow & overcome. I have worked with children & adolescents, families, & individuals who experience depression & anxiety as a result of their trauma. I am passionate about helping trauma & abuse survivors become the best version of themselves through working through their trauma. I utilize talk therapy with some aspects of EMDR included. I believe that creating your own narrative & looking for solutions to move forward is the best way to grow & develop into the best version of ourselves. I utilize aspects of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my approach. I believe that you, the client, know what is best for you & our work will be centered around your needs & goals. I attended Radford University & received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2014. I have since been licensed in the state of North Carolina. I believe that my education & work experience in the field will benefit our therapeutic relationship. I believe that therapeutic rapport is the most important aspect of therapy, so I spend a lot of time joining & building trust with my clients. Let's work together to help you become the best version of yourself!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #12637 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

Jessica has been empathetic and understanding about my situation.

Written by A.U. on Jan 20, 2021 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Jessica has been a sounding board for my thoughts, feelings, and challenges. I am so thankful to have her to help me in an unbiased, non judgmental platform that works for my schedule and lifestyle.

Written by E.M. on Jan 17, 2021 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve really enjoyed my sessions with Jessica so far! She has given me an outlet to safely share my feelings and frustrations. I feel confident in her expertise and she has been very supportive throughout this process. This is my first therapy experience and I’m so thankful I was matched with her!

Written by L.E. on Jan 15, 2021 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Jessica is level best. I have had a lot of therapists in the past, and know what it means to have a good fit. She is supportive and kind and humanistic and real and empowering and professional and super responsive to my needs - even when they change! 10/10 can not recommend this woman enough. You won’t find better anywhere else.