I am so glad you are here! My name is Jessica and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and Maryland with 20 years’ experience in many states on the East Coast. My Masters in Social Work is from Boston University and I love assisting others to make changes and improve their lives.
I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns, through brief and long-term therapy. I have a special expertise in stress reduction, anxiety, career issues, and addiction recovery.
It is important to me to really get to know the person I am working with and adapt my counseling style to meet your needs. I like to set practical goals to help you make changes in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that solve problems. I try to provide resources and worksheets so you can continue to focus on your growth outside of messaging or live sessions.
If you want support to start addressing the issues that are holding you back and causing you discomfort, then I would really like to work with you. I check emails multiple times daily on weekdays and offer live chat, phone, and video sessions. We can use about an hour a week through detailed almost daily email check-ins or a weekly live session and a few briefer email check-ins. My availability for live sessions is between 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Monday-Friday. It is hard to make this first step and I commend you and hope to work with you.
Take care of yourself,
Jessica Zike, LCSW
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Body Image , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Life Purpose , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
LCSW #0904006439 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
LCSW-C #25144 (Expires: 2021-10-01)
Jessica is always supportive.
My counselor through BetterHelp has been the best therapy I've ever had. Jessica challenges me, encourages me and helps me see what is right in front of my face! I highly recommend Betterhelp. Letting it out us always better than keeping it in.
Jessica has been a great listening ear. She has as well sent me useful information and tools to help cope. She responds fast and I really enjoy the video chats. I have a son who has a developmental delay and relationship that has issues and it has been nice talking to her about both.
Jessica is available, present, and full of good resources.
I like Jessica. She listens and points out things that can be understood in a different way than what I've said. I appreciate candid, yet objective feedback. Jessica meets that criteria.
Jessica has been amazing! Immediately I felt secure knowing she was taking my concerns seriously. Within a couple of days she had created goal plans for me which have been incredibly helpful. When I don’t reach out she stays on top of me and sends me messages almost daily letting me know she is always around to listen. I will absolutely, and already have one friend interested, recommend better help and Jessica. Thanks again!
Jessica is a fantastic counselor and has helped me deal with my issues in healthy, positive ways. I cannot recommend her enough!
Jessica is amazing. She is so compassionate, understanding, insightful, and helpful. She really takes the time to get to know me, and how to best help me. I keep thinking she's going to run out of ideas, but that never happens. This isn't cookie cutter counseling, but genuinely tailored to your needs. I couldn't recommend her more!
Jessica already knows how I feel about her service. She is amazing. I would recommend her or BetterHelp to anyone
Jessica is fantastic! She really takes the time to analyze all my feelings and concerns and I love the worksheets that she sends for me to work on!
Jessica is professional and knowledgeable but also still very approachable and friendly. She has been a great fit for me so far and I really value her advice and expertise, which has allowed me to face new problems and conflicts in-between sessions with the tools I need to stay calm and think things through rationally instead of being paralyzed by anxiety and obsessive thoughts.
Jessica is wonderful. She listens and responds with the appropriate balance. She stays in touch between sessions and she cares. I highly recommend Jessica!
For the short time I had Jessica, she was AMAZING! I wish I did not have to switch but she was a great listener and very supportive!
Jessica is a fantastic counselor! I am so glad that she was matched with me. She listens to my concerns and we are working through them. She also gives me space and time to go down a different path or work on something else.
Jessica is a caring professional. She's insightful and provides excellent resources to help me on my journey. I couldn't imagine a better resource to work with!
Jessica is kind and helpful, she always makes me feel better after we video chat.
Jessica is a great counselor and I can't recommend her enough! She is very responsive and takes the time to understand what your concerns are and how she can help. Not only is she responsive to your messages, but if she hasn't heard from you in a day or two she'll follow up to check in and see how you're doing. For someone who is busy and gets caught up in everything going on, this is a great reminder to stop and evaluate. She pushes you to think beyond just the surface issue and what might be causing the underlying issue. Sometimes it's uncomfortable evaluating yourself in ways you haven't before, but for me I need someone who pokes me with a stick and forces me out of my comfort zone.
Jessica has been great to work with. She's been respectful of my time and is providing the right balance for my particular situation. I would highly recommend her.
Jessica is very caring and responsive.
Jessica is very receptive to my problems and insecurities and does a great job of making me feel like I have someone there to help me.