Jessica Otton

(BSW, MSW, LCSW)

About Me

Making the choice to seek counseling is a difficult one and I am happy you have decided to reach out. My name is Jessica Otton, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I earned my Bachelor and Master of Social Work degree from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011. I have worked most of my professional career in medical social work . I also have experience working in substance abuse rehabilitation settings and also private practice.. I worked for 8 years at a local hospice, including in-patient, home and nursing home settings. I also have experience working in addictions / substance abuse, with both court mandated and voluntary clients. I have worked with all age groups, including infants, children, adults, and the elderly. I have worked with clients with a variety of personal issues such as, death/dying, grief/loss, life transitions, depression, anxiety/stress, family problems, and substance abuse addictions.

My counseling style is a strengths-based approach, utilizing cognitive behavioral and solution focused techniques. My hope for us is that we are able to develop a strong and trusting, therapeutic relationship, in which you feel most confident in expressing yourself. We can work as a team to reach your desired goals...MY goal is to help you reach YOUR goals! I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW12662 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by A.B. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Jessica for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Jessica is an amazing therapist. She listens and really gets down to the bottom of what’s causing your issues and provides the best therapeutic management to help you be better and to guide you in taking care of yourself. You can’t go wrong with choosing her as someone who treats you given her kind, compassionate, and caring manner. She has helped me tremendously to manage my mental health.

Written by A.L. on Nov 09, 2020 after counseling with Jessica for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jessica is very attentive to me and offers good suggestions.

Written by S.H. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Jessica has been such a perfect match as a counselor for me. She listens and responds in very non judgmental and sincere ways that allows me to feel understood and offers positive guidance. She is encouraging and upbeat. She always has awesome examples and literature for me to review before our sessions. I feel she truly has a passion and naturally gifted in helping others.

Written by J.O. on Jul 09, 2020 after counseling with Jessica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, and trauma and abuse

The best!

Written by R.O. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

I've only talked to her one time so far and she immediately made me feel better simply from the tone of her voice. Her patience and understanding made me feel very comfortable.

Written by A.D. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Jessica has been great throughout this process. She has helped me stay focused without resorting to the usual generic platitudes that less experienced counselors tend to use - we stay on task and keep moving forward even through setbacks. I've been very happy with her methods and expertise and will continue working with her for as long as I need to.