I am an LMHP and LADC with 13 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings and levels of care ranging from corrections to long-term co-occurring facilities to outpatient. I currently work with adults ages 19+. My clients include those who have mood disorder concerns, personality disorder concerns, drug and alcohol use issues, trauma related issues, and anxiety concerns. I have training in REBT, CBT, DBT (individual and skills group), and EMDR. I believe everyone is different and everyone has individual needs. Therefore I take a focused or eclectic approach with each of my clients to meet those individual needs. My philosophy for therapy and counseling is that it is the client who determines their course and I help them on their way. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NE LMHP 4509
She's been amazing and has helped me through so much this past couple months. Definitely a therapist that gets me!
Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Jessica is comfortable to talk with; our video sessions have gone well. She gives me useful tools to help me with my issues. I feel she listens intently and can pick out the right questions to ask. She helps me to see things from a different perspective. I feel better and ready to handle my issues in a more positive manner, since starting therapy with Jessica.
In my opinion, Jessica Smeal is a is a very competent therapist.
Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, coping with life changes, and adhd
She is really helping me w my self esteem and anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone
Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief