I am so glad you are here! My name is Jessica and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia 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, families, and couples 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. Most of my availability for live sessions is between 9:00 AM-3:30 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
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LCSW #0904006439 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
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 Zike is an understanding and compassionate therapist. She takes the time to understand me, and where I'm coming from and give feedback and help that is supportive and tailored to my needs. She always responds promptly to messages, and is great at noticing patterns and progress.
Jessica is warm and comforting but also very professional and straightforward with her advice and responses in therapy. From my previous experience with therapy, I thought I would have to try out a few counselors before really hitting my "match" but Jessica was the first counselor I was assigned when I signed up with BetterHelp and she is a wonderful fit for me and my schedule.
I was hesitant in trying online counseling, but my best friend pushed me while I was in between insurances. I tried it out and randomly given Jessica Zike who has been refreshingly professional, prompt to respond, and available with resources for various struggles I have shared. "It's not be affordable" you say, but I say, my mental health is anything BUT affordable!
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.