About Me

Welcome to Better Help! You've taken the first step, and I'm sure you're wondering how this works and whether it's the right fit for you.

My name is Jodi Herrera and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Tennessee. I earned my Master's of Social Work degree from the University of Buffalo in New York . I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, self-esteem, relationships/parenting, coping styles, aging, grief, cancer and much, much more. Over the past 10 years as a social worker, my experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling by far is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your personal struggles. I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing our self-awareness. Sometimes another person, one who isn't in our immediate circle, can offer a perspective or additional support, that give us movement on a difficult situation when we feel stuck and feel that we can reach healthy relationships within ourselves and with others. It would be my privilege to be that person for you. We all want to be able to share our personal truths and be accepted and understood. I believe it's very important to be open-minded and non-judgmental when someone shares their personal story or experiences with me. Our relationship with our self and others has worth and is useful to explore in counseling. My counseling style is warm, interactive, holistic and supportive as the client controls the pace and focus of the work. My approach combines person centered, cognitive behavioral therapies, solution-focused and motivational interviewing styles. Realizing that no two people are alike, I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet the client's unique and specific needs.

It takes great courage to ask for help and it's where counseling begins. I honor your bravery and your decision to find your yourself. I am dedicated to helping you with your life's journey.



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LSCSW #LCSW7765 (Expires: 2024-05-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jodi Herrera. 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 by N.I. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

One of my favorite human beings! Absolutely changing my life

Written by A.D. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

This program has been extremely helpful for me, and certainly plan to continue!

Written by A.M. on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coaching, and adhd

She is kind, experienced and very helpful.

Written by K.A. on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Jodi is so compassionate and understanding, she listens thoroughly and breaks down things in a way that helps you to understand the whole scenario so you can see the bigger picture

Written by A.A. on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is here to help! And actually cares and listens to what you need

Written by A.R. on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Jodi has been nothing but helpful! I’ve never felt for comfortable being able to talk about my struggles. I definitely recommend her!

Written by N.A. on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and coaching

I just love her!!! She really understands me❤️

Written by S.L. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

Jodi has been wonderful to work with and has been a much needed listening ear with valuable guidance. Her gentle demeanor leads you to realizations that you didn’t even know you needed someone to lead you towards. Her style is comforting at truly puts you at ease; you feel comfortable that Jodi is listening but not judging. I am grateful to have found her.

Written by E.V. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Jodi is very compassionate and knowledgeable!

Written by Z.A. on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

After just one session and some text correspondence I've gotten several tools to help me work on achieving my mental health goals. Betterhelp and Ms. Herrera have been a tremendous experience thus far and I've reccomend the service to several friends.

Written by M.A. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, trauma and abuse, adhd, and intimacy-related issues

My therapist helped me in a way no one else ever has. I’m here today because of BetterHelp.

Written by E.L. on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning parenting issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Jodi has made me feel comfortable in my sessions and I look forward to our next one!

Written by C.A. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is very kind, courteous and honest. Responding quickly no matter what time it may be. Being that I work nights it’s difficult sometimes because my issues come up while everyone’s asleep but I know whether it be at the start of my shift or end I will hear from her. She is incredibly supportive & kind. Giving so much help through talking, work sheets and activities to help a situation or a feeling. 10/10 best therapist I’ve ever had.

Written by A.S. on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Jodi has been wonderful for me during a difficult time in my life. She is supportive and offers great "homework" that actually helps! I feel like I'm working towards improving myself through her exercises as opposed to just talking things through. I highly recommend Jodi!

Written by B.R. on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Jodi is an excellent therapist who I have very much enjoyed working with. She provides homework and many resources to help outside of therapy sessions. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by A.S. on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Jodi is a very active listener. She has great communication skills along with being very patient and prompt.

Written by S.H. on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jodi is such an amazing person! She is very helpful and gives great advice/guidance that I am implementing everyday.

Written by A.M. on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Jodi has been super kind and sympathetic to my needs. She listens without interrupting and doesn’t make it difficult to talk about anything. It’s a totally open space where I can breathe for once.

Written by J.E. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

I was totally skeptical about online therapy, especially since I've never even tried therapy, but my therapist has totally changed my mind on it. Speaking through a video chat is just like setting in an office with her. Maybe I'm lucky, but I struck gold on the therapist I was assigned. I'm very grateful for her help and actually look forward to our chats. Better Help is so easy to use, I would recommend it to anyone.

Written by A.N. on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I'm very happy to have Jodi Herrera as a therapist. She is always friendly and understanding, encourages to share, respects boundaries and responds very quickly to messages or journal entrys. She also sends material to read and work with, questionnaires to work through, videos to watch and so on. Overall very helpful and a very good therapy experience. Thank you!

Written by Y.U. on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

I have been working with Jodi for 2 months and have seen great progress. I was very reluctant about therapy but Jodi creates a safe and comforting space that fosters not only growth and progress but deep self-assurance. I was worried that therapy would be very much like my stern parents, telling me not to do/think/feel something in some way but Jodi has taught me that my emotions are my inner self's call for help, and not something to fight, ignore or repress and she is great at seeing/hearing me and validating the emotions that live inside me. My self-worth, self-compassion and self-trust have all benefited from working with Jodi. I have spoken numerous times of her to friends and family and have no doubt she'll be a great fit for you.

Written by M.A. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Jodi has been really nice at taking the time to understand what I've been struggling with, discussing a range of topics to help me manage my anxiety and send me tips here and there which has been helpful.

Written by R.A. on Jan 01, 2022 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

She has been extremely helpful and kind.

Written by C.H. on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Jodi Herrera has allowed me to feel comfortable in my experience and therapy sessions. She said she would be my biggest cheerleader and has been. I am thankful that she genuinely cares about me being my best.

Written by S.K. on Dec 11, 2021 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She listens and helps think through things very well and is great at making you know you aren’t alone with your struggles

Written by E.L. on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Jodi is helpful, supportive and challenges me where it is helpful. I am very happy with her so far! Couldn’t recommend more.

Written by M.A. on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I’m still very new to this service, but it is fantastic. My therapist is so wonderful, and the fact that I have instant access is such a huge weight off of my shoulders

Written by M.I. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and self esteem

Jodi has been a great listener and goal setter, and she has been very kind and helpful.

Written by E.M. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Jodi is great at what she does. She’s helped me and my relationship, so much and continues to keep in touch. She’s helping me to be a better person.

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