Jessica Slash

(LCSW)

About Me

Welcome!

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship
  • Trauma and abuse

I also have experience in Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 6

Licensing

LCSW #CSW005359 (Expires: 2018-09-30)


Reviews

Written by N.I. on Nov 20, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 4 months stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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!

Written by N.A. on Nov 15, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 months trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by N.O. on Nov 12, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 months stress, anxiety

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.

Written by K.I. on Nov 08, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, and family

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!

Written by C.R. on Oct 31, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 10 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and grief

She’s amazing and so helpful. She has gotten me through some tough times

Written by A.L. on Oct 26, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and parenting

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.

Written by E.R. on Oct 25, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 10 months depression, stress, anxiety, family, and parenting

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.

Written by S.T. on Oct 08, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and career

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.

Written by A.N. on Sep 15, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by J.O. on Aug 28, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 10 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and anger

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!

Written by L.A. on Aug 27, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, eating, and self esteem

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.

Written by G.I. on Aug 21, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 10 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by V.E. on Aug 01, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 10 months depression, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by C.O. on Aug 01, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, career, and bipolar

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.

Written by A.M. on Jul 31, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, eating, career, and bipolar

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.

Written by R.U. on Jul 28, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Jessica has been very helpful. She has offered her advice and it has been helpful and on-point.

Written by E.M. on Jul 27, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

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.

Written by N.A. on Jul 23, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

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.

Written by H.E. on Jun 25, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 4 months depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, and self esteem

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!

Written by D.E. on Jun 23, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 months

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.

Written by D.A. on Jun 21, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

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.

Written by S.U. on Jun 09, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by K.A. on Jun 07, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by E.R. on May 16, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

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!

Written by S.A. on Apr 28, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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 :)

Written by N.A. on Apr 26, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 months depression, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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!

Written by E.R on Apr 25, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, and parenting

Jessica is consistent with her response time (always within 24 hours) and is thorough with answering questions.

Written by G.U. on Apr 09, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

She is amazing and so kind and helpful.

Written by H.A on Mar 24, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Jessica is amazing!!!!

Written by B.A. on Mar 07, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks depression, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Really great at listening and understanding. Very easy to feel comfortable and to talk to.

Written by B.A on Mar 01, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, and self esteem

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.

Written by D.I on Mar 01, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by M.E on Feb 26, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 4 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by R.A. on Feb 27, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks relationship, and intimacy-related

Very helpful in helping me realize my short comings when it comes to my views about myself and relationships

Written by A.L. on Feb 26, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Jessica is very empathetic and patient. Very relatable and compassionate as well. I find it beneficial to have her support at this time.

Written by M.A. on Feb 26, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 6 days depression, stress, anxiety, family, parenting, self esteem, and anger

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!

Written by J.O on Feb 23, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

She has been amazing, making me see things more clearly and understand how life works

Written by D.A on Feb 22, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by G.I on Feb 21, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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 :)

Written by M.A on Feb 20, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Jessica is great. She is understanding, responds on time and tries her best to help according to your own situation.

Written by C.H on Feb 18, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month stress, anxiety, anger, and career

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.

Written by H.E on Feb 15, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, and self esteem

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.

Written by M.A on Feb 07, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by C.H on Feb 04, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Jessica is great. Asked all the right questions and helped immensely.

Written by L.E on Jan 23, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, and relationship

Jessica has been fantastic so far

Written by Z.A on Jan 17, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 4 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

Jessica is a great therapist! Very thorough and reciprocal in her approach.
I truly enjoyed my experience with her.

Written by B.R on Jan 12, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

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.

Written by L.A on Jan 10, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by T.A on Jan 02, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Jessica is warm, kind and supportive. My mental state has improved so much since talking with her.

Written by E.M on Jan 02, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Jessica is very understanding and non judgemental. She lets you go completely at your own pace. Thank you.

Written by N.I on Jan 02, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

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.

Written by E.F on Jan 01, 2017 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, anger, and career

She's great! Prompt with her responses. Feels like I met her a long time ago. I'm very comfortable with her.

Written by R.A on Dec 29, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

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!

Written by S.A on Dec 26, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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!

Written by C.J on Dec 22, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

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!

Written by A.N on Dec 20, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by M.A on Dec 14, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Very understanding and professional.

Written by R.A on Dec 11, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 5 days depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, self esteem, and bipolar

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.

Written by E.M on Dec 07, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 3 months depression, stress, anxiety, and career

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.

Written by A.L on Dec 06, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Jessica is beyond amazing. She knows exactly how to pin-point anything with the right words and the best advice.

Written by D.O on Nov 29, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 4 weeks

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!

Written by S.A on Nov 23, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She listens and her counselling has really helped me to work through my issues.

Written by J.E on Nov 15, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks stress, anxiety

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

Written by F.A on Nov 15, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 5 days depression, stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by I.V on Nov 14, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 1 week depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, and anger

She is really very helpful and trying her best to give me ideas and helpful advises. I am enjoying the conversation with her.

Written by G.I on Oct 26, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by D.E on Oct 26, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, and self esteem

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!

Written by N.O on Oct 25, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 1 week depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by V.E on Oct 21, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks depression, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Jessica is supportive, responsive, honest and outspoken. She's a wonderful help.

Written by C.O on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks relationship, family, and self esteem

She has very clear and extremely helpful in dealing with my problems and she responds rather quickly

Written by A.L on Sep 30, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 2 days depression, and self esteem

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.

Written by A.S on Sep 23, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by A.L on Sep 22, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and career

Jessica is a wonderful therapist and just a supportive person. She's been the support that I needed.

Written by D.E on Sep 19, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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.

Written by K.I on Sep 08, 2016 after counseling with Jessica for 1 month relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.