Hello, and congratulations on taking your first step towards change! My name is Jessica Young, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin. I received my master's degree in professional counseling from Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, Georgia. I practiced in Georgia for several years before returning to my mid-western roots in beautiful southern Wisconsin.
I have 11 years of counseling experience, and have worked in a variety of sectors, including private practice, community settings, local government, and hospital settings. I specialize in eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, orthorexia, and other disordered eating patterns), marital and relationship counseling, and trauma. I have training in integrative medicine for mental health, and enjoy utilizing a holistic approach for optimal change. I also have additional training in crisis counseling, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Counseling) and Gottman method for relationships. I work primarily with adults and teenagers, and connect especially well with women struggling with body image and self esteem. I also have a background and additional training in Christian counseling.
I utilize a person centered approach, and believe that the relationship between therapist and client is central to healing. I strive to offer a safe, trusting, and empathic environment that allows each client the space to grow and change. I also utilize solution focused, cognitive behavioral, and psychodynamic techniques, as well as a family systems approach when working with couples.
Whatever your goals or concerns are, I commit to walking alongside you through the journey. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Eating disorders
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LPC #5479-125 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
She is attentive, she is insightful, and I feel a real connection with her.
Since talking with Jessica I have noticed my anxiety and depression has decreased dramatically. She is a very good listener and I enjoy the fact that she includes worksheets for me to use and help with what I am going through. Thank you so much Jessica for your help!
Jessica has been a consummate professional. Empathetic and easy to communicate with she has helped me find clarity and direction during a time where my world has been very ambiguous. I will be forever grateful for the insight that Jessica has helped me find.
I’ll admit, I was very nervous about joining BetterHelp. But when I was appointed to Jessica Young, my opinions immediately changed! I was just lucky enough to get her as my very first therapist on the app! She really listens to what I have to say, and also has patience with me as I try to use the techniques in the outside world that we talk about on the app. I’d recommend her and the app to everyone!