First off, great job at taking the first step for support! I’ve been in your shoes and I know how this part feels – a bit of worry mixed with excitement and hope and perhaps some fear of the unknown. My name is Jess and I am glad you’re here.
I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in 2005 and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Limited License Psychologist in Michigan. I’ve worked in a variety of settings from crisis units, to mental health centers to correctional facilities. I have been in leadership and a staff trainer in addition to my clinical practices. I truly enjoy seeing people get through their struggles and come out on the other side as healthier and happier individuals.
Much of my career has been centered around helping those with sexual addictions, substance use, anxiety/stress and trauma/abuse. My therapeutic style is open and honest and involves helping you to arrive at gaining insight, increasing strategies, and finding tools that you can begin using immediately to make positive change in your life. I use evidence based techniques including solution-focused counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psycho-educational techniques, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and a humanistic approach to helping my clients. Most important, I strive to build a therapeutic relationship with you, in order to maintain a relaxed and welcoming environment that allows you to be who you are and get the most out of your therapy.
Thanks for taking the first step, I’d love it if you’d let me help you with the next.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #6401009818 (Expires: 2021-05-31)
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Caring, wonderful, and empathetic therapist.