Not Accepting New Clients at this Time.
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 am currently accepting clients who are looking for messaging or live typing (chat) sessions. I check messages and respond intermittently from 9 AM - 2:30 PM Monday - Friday and have availability for live chat sessions between 10:00 AM-2:30 PM Monday-Friday. We can use about an hour a week through detailed email check-ins (about an hour a week of reading and writing) or a 45-minute weekly live session and a few briefer email check-ins.
I have worked with individuals through brief and long-term therapy. I have 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.
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
Additional areas of focus: 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
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 25144
VA LCSW 0904006439
Jessica listens and understands what’s going on in my life and I always look forward to our sessions
Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 4 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem
I was very lucky to be matched with Jessica Zike! During our sessions, she is respectful and fun to talk to. She also listens to what I have to say and asks clarifying questions to understand more of what I’m saying. This ultimately leads to statements made that open my perspective on a situation that I never considered before. She has helped me create a sense of calm and peace in my life that I’m working towards. I know that each day isn’t perfect, but she’s given me the resources I need to show up for myself and my family. She is truly the best!!
Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She’s been an incredibly helpful therapist, and I’m so happy I found her on BH.
Written on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Jessica is great!
Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 3 years and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Therapy was always considered a negative thing to me growing up. As I got older, talk of therapy and counseling became more acceptable. I went to one therapist for a few years until they became too attached and crossed the lines of professionalism. I struggled to find something until I came across betterhelp. I believe it was recommended by a friend and I tried it. I was connected to Jessica Zike, LCSW, who has been my counselor for 3 years.
Jessica has gotten to know me, actively listened and remembers what we talk about. She challenges me, pushes me, offers applicable materials to read and research, is attentive, kind, and considerate.
Finding betterhelp has been life-changing. I love looking back and seeing how much I've grown, and I thank the wonderful people at betterhelp and Jessica Zike.
Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 3 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Jessica is amazing and understands me and is straight forward and calls me out on BS and that is exactly what I need.
Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes