Jessica Owen , LCMHC
Welcome! I'm Jessica, a licensed clinical mental health counselor based out of NC. Since 2012, I have worked with a wide range of populations in a variety of settings. Whatever the reason that has brought you here today, you are now one step closer to wellness and healing. I hope I can help you continue on that journey!
Therapy is a process in which you will clarify how you feel, what you need and want, and how to get more satisfaction and success from your life.
Counseling approaches I use vary according to your personal goals. Theories that influence my work are cognitive behavioral theory, which involves the process of identifying negative thinking patterns so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way; and systems theory which recognizes that all parts of any system are interrelated, interconnected and interdependent, therefore, it is important to take into account the influence of various systems on individual functioning. I also find it helpful to incorporate psycho-educational aspects such as teaching relaxation skills, feelings identification and physiological effects of stress, communication techniques and behavioral strategies.
But truly, the foundation of my therapeutic style is person centered, a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. I believe each counseling experience should be unique and one of a kind, tailored to the person I am with in that moment. I hope you will feel that belief in our work together.
My schedule varies throughout the year, so I prefer to work with clients directly to schedule appointments that fit their need. Please feel free to message me to inquire about my current session time availability.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCMHC 9793
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jessica Owen . 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.
Jessica has been a wonderful addition to my "inner circle". Jessica is very empathetic, supportive, and understanding, while at the same time realistic. Through her guidance and support I'm learning that I am not the only one with challenges, and she had given me the tools to begin making changes for the better. Jessica is always quick to respond to any messages and take the time to help me reflect on my worksheet responses. I feel 100% comfortable leaning on Jessica when I need to knowing that she will be there with support.
Written on Feb 09, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Jessica is amazing to talk to and has very helpful advice to give. She listens well and knows how to guide you in the right direction.
Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
There's so many great things that I can say about Jessica. She's very warm and welcoming and I always look forward to talking with her every week. I feel like she listens and offers resources in a way that really helps me to process what we've talked about and helps me to put them into practice. She is absolutely what I was looking for in a therapist.
Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
I have only great things to say about my counseling sessions with Jessica! Jessica is wonderful. She is attentive, goal-oriented, and extremely helpful in listening to my needs and struggles. My counseling sessions are always efficient and I learn more about myself and different coping mechanisms each time.
Written on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd
Jessica is by far the best therapist I have ever encountered. She makes you feel like you're talking to a close friend, and after every session I have a page full of notes with beyond insightful strategies and phrases. She has transformed how I navigate my relationships and life, and I am so thankful to have found her.
Written on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Using BetterHelp was my first experience with therapy and having Jessica as my therapist was the best. She was always available, understanding, and always gave great advice. She listened and validated my feelings, but also made me step out my comfort zone and have those uncomfortable conversations that were needed. I have grown so much and truly feel like Im learning to live life for me in the moment. I thank Jessica so much!!
Written on Apr 24, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues