Jessica Soussana

LCSW-C

About me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

MD LCSW-C 12952


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jessica Soussana. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

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

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 Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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 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

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 May 02, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning adhd

Video chat is extremely buggy. Support is generally unable to understand basic questions.

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 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 28, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

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 May 03, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Jessica has been incredible. She has been able to help me dissect and process my thoughts while respecting my pace and boundaries. I am learning a lot about myself and learning news way to cope with life.

Written on Apr 22, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jessica Soussana is great! I have only had a couple of sessions but I feel like I am making great progress with my anxiety so far. Looking forward to get into this deeper.

Written on Apr 15, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jessica is very patient, understanding and is very knowledgable.

Written on Apr 15, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Jessica is a wonderful counselor and respects my thoughts and opinions. She gives me helpful feedback and techniques to help me improve coping skills. I am grateful I was matched with her.

Written on Apr 08, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Jessica is great to work with. She understands my complex set of needs. She can help with both immediate damage control while also working through the root of the problem. I think both are needed and I often forget about former. I look forward to continuing with Jessica!

Written on Sep 12, 2019 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

It’s still early in our counseling relationship but she has been helpful with her suggestions.

Written on Jun 11, 2019 after therapy with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr. Soussana is very attentive and straightforward. I enjoy the exercises she puts forth and find them helpful. Every response i get always feels carefully thought out and tailored to my situation and I really appreciate it.

Written on Apr 08, 2019 after therapy with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’m grateful for Jessica’s prompt and thoughtful replies. I truly feel “heard” even connecting through only text. I’d recommend Jessica to anyone struggling with transition, relationship or overwhelm.

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