I am a licensed clinical social worker, bilingual in English and Spanish, in Maryland with over 13 years of experience working with youth and families in a varieties of settings (outpatient agencies, home based services and school based services). In addition, I am a State Board of Social Work Examiners approved supervisor and have provided internship supervision for Bachelor’s and Master’s level social worker students.
I am currently in private practice offering services to youth, families, and youth service providers. I have experience working with clients in acculturation issues, ADHD, anger management, anxiety, career counseling, coping with trauma, depression, executive skills functioning, grief and loss, life transitions, self-esteem/self-worth, peer relationships, stress management, and wellness.
Having worked with diverse and multicultural populations, I will provide an empathetic and non-judgmental approach. Each person is unique as are the circumstances when they may need to reach out for support. I help clients identify and use coping skills and mindfulness to improve daily functioning. I feel that counseling support is a collaborative process and will listen to the concerns of the client and use a holistic approach to incorporate the emotional, cognitive, physical, and cultural aspects during treatment.
My therapeutic approach begins with identifying client’s strengths and incorporates client centered solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and/or motivational interviewing to help clients reach their optimal functioning.
I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Career difficulties, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 12952
Jessica is an expert at differentiating her support for each of her clients. She actively listens. She cares about your growth, and provides opportunities for you to select your own experience.
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and compassion fatigue
I am so grateful for Jessica. She is truly insightful and provides both caring and practical strategies for addressing each issue I am going through. She is very professional, and helps me feel as though I am in a truly safe space with her.
Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
A wonderful listener and very caring, I feel safe talking to her. She motivates me with not only helpful strategies, but the support I need to make small but incrementally important changes day to day.
Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Video chat is extremely buggy. Support is generally unable to understand basic questions.
Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning adhd
Jessica has been extremely helpful. She understands my issues and is very attentive. Jessica checks in with me, responds quickly. She listens as well as helps in practical ways and I feel confident in all of her advice, knowledge and expertise! So thankful I was matched with Jessica!
Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Jessica is a wonderful and kind woman. She is understanding and very professional.
She is patient and very flexible.
I highly recommend her to anyone dealing with change, or difficulty.
Written on Oct 28, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd