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Dr. Jessica MacIntire, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. I received my Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from Rutgers University in New Jersey and I received my Bachelor's of Arts degree in Social Work from Messiah College in PA. Additionally, in 2019 I completed a doctorate through Penn State University with a dissertation focused on social work education.

I have been working with individuals, parents, and older adults since 2013. I started my social work career working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, followed by three years in a medical hospital. I also supported families and children as an Early Intervention therapist. Most recently I work in a school setting providing individual and group counseling to teens and adolescents, as well as providing education and resource coordination to parents, families. And community members.

I have experience addressing problems related to disorders such as depression, anxiety, divorce and marital issues, Trauma and abuse, as well as issues surrounding life changes and events.

I use evidenced-based approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help with emotional regulation and distress tolerance, andto identify and recognize the client’s thoughts which contribute to their behaviors and feelings. The client can then identify distorted beliefs and thoughts, challenge them and create more balanced thoughts which improves the choices they make, and how they feel about themselves and the environment. In conjunction with focusing on thoughts, behavior modification challenges clients to makes a conscious effort to change negative behaviors to improve their feelings and thoughts. Other approaches I may use include strengths based approach, narrative therapy, and solution-focused therapy.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

OR LCSW L14921

WA LICSW LW61543894

PA LCSW CW018987

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Jessica MacIntire. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr. MacIntire Is an amazing therapist who empathizes, listens, and provides genuine help and encouragement! I would recommend her to anyone going through a tough time.

Written on May 27, 2024 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Easy to contact and talk to, great availability for a busy work schedule

Written on Dec 14, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I love my time with Dr Mackentyre she is kind, professional, and understanding. I feel comforted, understood and listened to.

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

In connecting with Dr. MacIntire after a misaligned connection with another therapist, I found hope, help, and healing. Dr. MacIntire's skilled perspective and ability to ask questions at pivotal points are keys to an effective connection; in turn, she creates a space where growth and understanding are fostered. Her grounded approach, empathetic sense, and wide-ranging resources act as catalysts to healthy, honest therapy, helping bring ideas and concepts to practice. I am immensely grateful to work with Dr. MacIntire as it relates to anxiety and life changes, and I would highly recommend her service when one finds themselves asking for help and needing a safe, truthful starting point.

Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I appreciate all your help and insight on my journey as I conquer my depression, some days are really hard but your work sheets and words always help re align myself with my goals

Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue