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.
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
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
LMFT #MFT001482 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
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Jessica is a great listener and I love how she would engage in conversation.
Jessica is intuitive, smart, and is a great listener.
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.
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.
Jessica is an amazing and patient therapist. I would recommend her to anyone.
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
Jessica is very welcoming and follow up with her clients via text or email. She listens and gives good advises and strategies.
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.
Great counselor and always available
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
I appreciate Jessica's honesty and ability to encourage me to see a different point of view. She is helping a lot