Hello! Welcome to BetterHelp! I am so glad that you have chosen to reach out for help on your path to creating the life you want. That first step of deciding you want to make a change and that it will be better to enlist some professional help is so huge. You should be proud of yourself for that. Finding a therapist that you feel comfortable and connected with has been shown to be the most important factor in determining therapy outcomes. I look forward to working with you.
I am a mental health therapist in Ohio with 9 years experience providing mental health therapy. I earned my undergraduate degree in Social Work from Miami University and went on to get my Master's Degree from University of Cincinnati. I have experience working with people in all life stages and helping them determine the best way to reach their goals and supporting them along the way. I have seen the effects that mental health disorders and traumatic life events have on people and their families and it is such a joy watching how therapy helps them through those times. I have worked with people to address anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual assault and abuse, childhood abuse and neglect, relationship issues, disordered eating, challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder, dysfunctional family dynamics, planning for the future and so much more. I provide a holistic approach to mental health, adhering strongly to the strength of the mind/body connection.
My clients have told me that I am easy to talk to and that they enjoy working with me. One of the best compliments a client gave me was saying, "You're one of the good ones!" after having been transferred to multiple therapists at a previous agency. I believe that clients know themselves best and so I put a strong emphasis on collaboration. I do not see myself as the expert coming to "fix" someone's problems. I believe that combining my knowledge of mental and emotional health combined with the clients knowledge of self and active participation will result in the best outcomes.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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It is such a pleasure to be working with Jessica to help me straighten out some things. Her responses are dead on and she does have a very good understanding of what's going on with me and asks very relevant questions. I always look forward to her responses and I love that there are really no time constraints. I can take time to put my thoughts together. I'm so glad I reached out to Betterhelp.com and Jessica was chosen to work with me!
Written on Feb 10, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
I felt so supported and feel so respected. She is great for helping me.
Written on Feb 07, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd