My name is Jessica Slash and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have spent most my adult life working in human services, which has resulted in 17 years of experience working with people from all walks of life, each with their own unique story and experiences.
My approach provides a safe, accepting, and non-judgmental space for you to come to your own conclusions about how to live your best life, and I walk along side of you as you develop the insights and skills to overcome barriers to the life you desire. I root our work in evidence based interventions with a treatment plan tailored to your specific and individual needs.
Our work together may include processing and overcoming past traumas, coping with and understanding anxiety or depression, you may also need support in developing and maintaining meaningful and healthy relationships, or simply need support as you adjust to life's unexpected hurdles. No matter what your goal, I have a profound belief in your ability to overcome challenges, and move forward to live the life you desire and deserve.
Throughout my time in practice I have met with clients who have inspired me with their courage, strength, and resiliency as they continue to strive for the balance they seek in life. It is a blessing and gift to work with each person who trusts me on their life journey.
I look forward to working with you, and hope to be of service to you soon.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression
LCSW #CSW005359 (Expires: 2018-09-30)
Jessica is very educational and a great counselor! I would highly recommend her. She is easy to connect with and has helped me tremendously! It can be difficult to find someone that can really provide resources, support and great counseling. Jessica is excellent at what she does and I have learned a lot!
Jessica is amazing. I have not once felt invalidated by her. She understands me perfectly, and I mean it. She has helped me progress very much since I've been using BetterHelp, and she encourages me to make the best choices for myself. She's very open, polite, helpful and encouraging.
Jessica is great and very understanding. Her advice really calms me down at times where I would usually be in a panic! I really recommend her.
Jessica is a really kind and empathetic counsellor. She has helped me work through some family and emotional issues with wisdom and grace. She listens, acknowledges, and provides sound advice. I wasn’t sure what to expect with BetterHelp but I’m really glad I was paired up with Jessica!
She’s amazing and so helpful. She has gotten me through some tough times
I can tell that Jessica really takes the time to listen and understand where I'm coming from before giving me advice, and that's something I really appreciate. I have had negative experiences with counselors before, but Jessica goes out of her way to make me feel comfortable and accepted so I can talk about what's going on and not feel judged or embarrassed.
Jessica is a very thorough counselor, and is very careful how she goes about things so she can get to the root of the problems.
Jessica is amazing. When we first got in touch I told her all about what's happening with me and how it's been making me feel and she was able to deduce right away what my issues were that were causing those problems for me, and has been helping me work through them ever since. Definitely would recommend.
Jessica is really great counselor. She's very empathetic and is able to quickly figure out what's going on and what to do to fix. I'm very happy with her.
I have been talking with Jessica for around a year now. This was my first experience with online counseling and with counseling in general, and she made it so easy for me. I feel comfortable sharing with her and I know that she is always there to support me and give me a different perspective. It's funny how sometimes she would tell me something and I would think - well, that was obvious, why didn't I think of it? But sometimes everybody needs a helping hand. And Jessica is the perfect choice because she is a warm and caring counselor!
I haven't been talking to Jessica very long but right off the bat she was able to identify some of the reasons why I was feeling the way I was and reassure me.
Jessica is empathetic and listens. She gives real solutions and helps me identify areas to improve my life. I have come so far because of her.
Jessica is amazingly understanding and the techniques she employs have helped me a tremendous amount. She is timely with her communications and she is devoted to her clients.
This is my very first time talking to a therapist and it's a great option. Jessica is very lovely to talk with. She makes it very easy to open up about anything.
Jessica is very deep and understanding, was very helpful to overcome my weaknesses and gave me the strength, compassion & support that I needed. I highly recommend working with her.
Jessica has been very helpful. She has offered her advice and it has been helpful and on-point.
Jessica is amazing. In our first session I was crying tears of joy and understanding because she immediately identified the root of my emotional distress. Amazing individual.
I knew I needed to seek professional help to process the fallout from a workplace situation, but traveling for a year with my young family meant going to a physical counselor's office wasn't a viable option. I was skeptical about how this was going to work but I have to say that in a few short weeks, I've been really impressed by Jessica as a counselor. She's highly intelligent, articulate and has been able to drill down to the heart of my issue and enabled me to process my thoughts and new perspectives authentically and with compassion. I'm the kind of person who needs to understand the psychological process of what is happening and Jessica has been able to provide me with enough theoretical framework so that I can understand how and why I am feeling the way I am. I honestly didn't think it was possible to develop an authentic, trusting connection with an online counselor, but BetterHelp's platform has proven me wrong. I have no hesitation in recommending Jessica as a counselor.
Jessica is awesome! She figures out my problems and helps me work through them without me even realizing until I noticed that I handle my issues better. She understands I don't like to directly deal with my issues and has found a way around it. She's helped me out a lot and I highly recommend her!
Jessica has truly been a godsend and has literally changed my life. The weight that I was carrying on my shoulders completely lifted after she patiently helped me understand why I was feeling the way I felt. She is professional, sensitive, well-rounded in her knowledge of traditional and alternative therapies, and very easy to talk to. I highly recommend her.
Jessica is helping me work on my insecurities and anxiety and is doing it in an extremely professional and supportive manner. She is helping me to get to know myself better and to overcome my anxiety that has affected me for quite a while now. After 1 month of counselling with Jessica, I started understanding my behaviour and my emotions better and have started working towards living a happier and mindful life.
I could not have asked for someone more caring and understanding than Jessica. I felt like she truly understood what I was feeling and genuinely cared about my wellbeing. She's truly a gem.
Just a few sessions in and I feel like I am taking so many steps forward. Jessica is a friend and advisor at the same time that leads you towards what your goals are.
Thanks to Jessica I understand myself better. And she is just the type of person I felt comfortable opening my life to. Everytime I opened my new messages or communicated via live chat I felt so much better after speaking to her. This is because her feedback is real. She listens and questions you to help you. Thanks Jessica!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Jessica and her counseling. It's only been about five weeks, but during that time, I am making so many radical changes in my life as we move myself to a healthier place of a balanced, mindful life. As we work through the difficulties I experienced in my childhood and work on completely reframing them, I feel like my life is forever changed. Her counseling is kind, genuine and gets right to the heart of the issues. She is also helping me through a very tough breakup and, without her help and support, I don't know how I would get through it. So excited to continue this journey with her and couldn't recommend her enough :)
Jessica's help and support has been paramount to my healing process. She is incredibly intuitive and perceptive, has helped me understand and work through my trauma, and she is incredibly skilled and understanding because she has a brilliant balance of the practical, emotional and spiritual aspects of working through the mind and emotions. Thank you Jessica for everything you've helped me with!
Jessica is consistent with her response time (always within 24 hours) and is thorough with answering questions.
She is amazing and so kind and helpful.
Jessica is amazing!!!!
Really great at listening and understanding. Very easy to feel comfortable and to talk to.
Counselling is awkward, I didn't know how to start or what was up... and Jessica instantly felt like a friend, rooting for me, wanting to go further into problems and calling me out on some stuff. Also, she's funny and doesn't make you feel stupid.
Jessica is a phenomenal counselor. She helped me through a new diagnosis, and the struggles it caused with my daughter and my marriage. She took the time to explain things to me, and was always willing to sit back and encourage self-reflection and insight into my own life and my own hurdles. I would highly recommend Jessica to anyone in need of a shoulder to lean on, and a ray of sunshine at the end of the tunnel.
Jessica has been very kind and understanding regarding the issues I felt I needed to talk about, she's very insightful and I appreciated talking to her during the brief time I needed to seek out counseling.
Very helpful in helping me realize my short comings when it comes to my views about myself and relationships
Jessica is very empathetic and patient. Very relatable and compassionate as well. I find it beneficial to have her support at this time.
I have nothing but amazing things to say about Jessica! Her manner was warm and welcoming and right away I felt comfortable opening up to her. She listened without judgement and provided excellent guidance. Thank you, Jessica!
She has been amazing, making me see things more clearly and understand how life works
I've loved my time spent with Jessica. She's helped me through so much. She's my first therapist and a wonderful companion to introduce you into the world of therapy and well as deal with extensive issues for veterans.
Jessica made me feel at ease from the very start, I feel like she can truly understand my struggles and she always says the right things or shows me a perspective that makes total sense. Would recommend her any day and I feel she was the perfect counsellor for my needs :)
Jessica is great. She is understanding, responds on time and tries her best to help according to your own situation.
Was awesome at giving perspective in a very short amount of time and has helped me devise a road map to resolution and above all giving me the tools and perspective to see things from a different angle, I will definitely will reach out to Jessica in the future.
Jessica is cool. She's like that character in movies that you meet at a like a park and you don't know them but they're nice and they listen to you and ask about your life and just help talk you through things. Real relaxed therapy with her.
She responds late at night and I'm an early sleeper so we chat like once a day (her response at night mine in the morning) but I'm okay with that. She still helps me out a lot.
I have rarely connected with a therapist the way I connect with Jessica. She's not only a wonderful listener, but her insight is always spot on. She's a guide, but never pushes her agenda, and she has allowed me to come to conclusions that would have otherwise taken me years, or have never happened at all. I spent months talking to other counselors, psychologist, psychiatrist... and I never accomplished with them even a portion of what I have with Jessica in only a few exchanges. I am eternally grateful to her.
Jessica is great. Asked all the right questions and helped immensely.
Jessica has been fantastic so far
Jessica is a great therapist! Very thorough and reciprocal in her approach.
I truly enjoyed my experience with her.
Jessica is very down to earth and realistic. It's nice to have someone on your side and give you different perspectives to consider, especially when she takes time to really consider what you're going through and how you're feeling.
Jessica is incredible and has helped me through many overwhelming situations with a clear understanding of how to perceive someone else's thoughts and feelings.
Jessica is warm, kind and supportive. My mental state has improved so much since talking with her.
Jessica is very understanding and non judgemental. She lets you go completely at your own pace. Thank you.
I absolutely love Jessica!!! I have been going through some major family issues and she has been a great person to talk to. She is very professional and it feels as though you are talking to a confidant.
She's great! Prompt with her responses. Feels like I met her a long time ago. I'm very comfortable with her.
Jessica is the best! I always feel comfortable writing her and telling her about anything that might be going on. She's understanding and efficient. 10/10 would recommend!
This site is fantastic! They matched me with my wonderful counselor who has already shaped me and helped me improve as a human being. She is timely with her responses, and I have really appreciated the amazing resources I've used thus far!
Jessica has been a great confidante. When you don't have many people in your life to turn to about a difficult situation, it's been so nice to have her break down the situation from an unbiased point of view and support what ever emotions I'm feeling. I don't think I could be at peace through this situation without her support!
Jessica has been amazing over the last few weeks that I have been working with her. She has worked hard to make me feel comfortable so that I can share in a safe nonjudgmental environment, and I really feel like she "gets" me.
Very understanding and professional.
Jessica's approach to therapy makes you feel that there is a solution to all your problems and she is willing to put in her best to help you get through them. She has an ability to make you feel like you are confiding in a friend, but she still balances that by being professional and analytical where it is needed. Highly recommend her for anyone who needs an understanding, wise and very thoughtful counselor.
Jessica has been fantastic. She has come up with so many strategies for me to cope with my anxiety on a day-to-day basis. I feel like she is on my level, and not preaching to me. I feel very lucky to have her to work with me through my concerns.
Jessica is beyond amazing. She knows exactly how to pin-point anything with the right words and the best advice.
I am very pleased with Jessica, and she has definitely been a big part of my emotional improvement. Very professional and attentive to my needs!
She listens and her counselling has really helped me to work through my issues.
Jessica is GREAT! Her warm and understanding approach makes you feel like you are confiding in a close friend. Her words of encouragment and understanding are very comforting
Jessica has helped me put things into perspective and has been such a great help. She is non-judgemental and is always there to offer support.
She is really very helpful and trying her best to give me ideas and helpful advises. I am enjoying the conversation with her.
Jessica is very caring, showing empathy, but still remaining objective. She is really helping me deal with my issues so I can foster better relationships.
Jessica honestly helped me through so much and still continues to do so. No matter how crazy or low I feel she always takes everything I say and puts in into a perspective that makes sense to me. It's little things like that that really make a difference. I've been to other therapists and I've felt that their personal lives (religion, sexual orientation, etc) have somehow seeped into their advice but I never felt judged and I felt so comfortable expressing my issues with her. Ive had nothing but a positive experience! Thank you Jessica!
Jessica's an amazing person -- one of if not the best people I've ever met in my life. She's critical and analytical and at the same time patient, giving answers that you want to know and knowing the best approach to a person's woes and virtues. Above all else, it's been an extremely enjoyable experience interacting with her, and I'm very grateful to have been given the opportunity to meet her.
Jessica is supportive, responsive, honest and outspoken. She's a wonderful help.
She has very clear and extremely helpful in dealing with my problems and she responds rather quickly
Jessica is a caring, responsive person with deep understanding of mental issues. I loved communicating with her, first time in my life I could open up to someone.
Jessica has helped me tremendously. She is incredibly insightful and has helped me navigate through a difficult time in my life and continues to do so. I am so thankful for Jessica.
Jessica is a wonderful therapist and just a supportive person. She's been the support that I needed.
Jessica has been a saving grace in my journey to overcoming my childhood trauma. I didn't think an online counsellor would be this good but I'm happy to say its been an amazing experience and I shall be continuing for the foreseeable future! Thank you Jessica.
Jessica is amazing! I'm so very happy with the help and advice she is giving me. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is needing some help and support.