Jodi Herrera

(LCSW)
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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

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

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.