Jessica Ridgeway

LMFT

About Me

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Georgia (LMFT) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2012. I have experience conducting individual and group therapy, in-office and online, with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, relationship and parenting issues, teen concerns, and a wide range of challenges including grief/loss, addiction, trauma, abuse, bipolar, as well as personal growth, adjustment issues, and crisis. For the past nine years I have worked within the Georgia prison system to provide counseling services to female offenders that have been placed in a treatment program to address mental illness and substance addiction.

My counseling style is empathetic, integrative, and person-centered. I believe that the therapy process should be collaborative to allow myself and the client(s) to work together to re-author perspectives and to discover solutions and insights that will help the client find new ways to thrive.

In my work with clients, I use some leading psychological modalities, such as Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. I also utilize the Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Strategic, and Trauma-Focused approaches. I am also a Certified Grief Specialist.


Specialties

  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MFT001482 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jessica Ridgeway. 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.

Written by J.E. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Jessica is a great listener and I love how she would engage in conversation.

Written by T.E. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Jessica is intuitive, smart, and is a great listener.

Written by K.I. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Jessica is amazing! Great with helpful tips and guiding me through hard situations. Never tells me what to do but gives me the right tools to help me make a decision.

Written by A.S. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Jessica is truly incredible. Her warmth and genuine interest in her clients is almost tangible. She offers profound insights and provides the perfect mix of listening, affirming, and supporting you throughout your session. I highly, highly recommend her.

Written by A.A. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Jessica is an amazing and patient therapist. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by A.A. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Since the first minute Jess and I started talking I knew that I had the right therapist! Jess’s straight and transparent communication style is exactly what I needed and it reassured me that I was in good hands

Written by S.H. on Sep 19, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Jessica is very welcoming and follow up with her clients via text or email. She listens and gives good advises and strategies.

Written by B.E. on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Jessica provides support that I haven't been able to find elsewhere. She is attentive and hears me, rather than just listens to me. I'm so grateful for her.

Written by R.A. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Great counselor and always available

Written by A.M. on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is a great therapist I am able to talk to her about the issues I have and my personal experiences and thoughts, without feeling judged or blamed. She makes me feel validaded and encouraged

Written by L.A. on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

I appreciate Jessica's honesty and ability to encourage me to see a different point of view. She is helping a lot

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