Torchessa West-Jackson

(LICENSED, CLINICAL, SOCIAL, WORKER, MASTER, ADDICTION, COUNSELOR, UNITED, STATES, DEPARTMENT, OF, TRANSPORTATION, SUBSTANCE, ABUSE, PROFESSIONAL)

About Me

Greetings, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with clinical privileges in the state of Georgia. It is an honor to meet you! Congratulations on taking the first step to solve any obstacles or challenges that you may be facing today. Making a decision to receive therapy can be a gateway to living a life of self-fulfillment.

I am nationally certified as a board certified telemental health provider, master addiction counselor, and a United States Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional. I have advanced degrees in Social Work and Health Services Administration. I have been an independent provider in the health care government sector for a vast number of years. My professional background is mental health, medical, and business processes. I have worked with various populations encompassing adults and children from all walks of life.

If you are encountering problems with health, stress, anger, substance abuse, career, anxiety, communication skills, and relationships, I am here to assist you. As a therapist, I will teach, empower, motivate, and provide encouragement for you throughout the therapy phases. My counseling style consists of examining the events that have occurred in your life and implementing a proactive plan to decrease the possibility of the problems reoccurring. If you are interested in the opportunity to receive professional clinical services and make changes in your life, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you soon to begin this therapeutic adventure!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Career difficulties
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , 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, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW004659 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Jul 22, 2021 after counseling with Torchessa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Thanks to Torchessa for being a nice listener and guidance during my sessions. Sometimes when people feel down, they just want some companions who support them, not judge them. Torchessa used her power of words to keep me feel warm and supportive.

Written by N.O. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Torchessa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Past 3 months have been very helpful. I found myself at a tight spot and needed an independent mind to talk to and give me insights on what I am going through. Torchessa is very nice. Key terms about situations with my absent mother and relationship issues and stress about moving to my own place. So gratefull for the time.

Written by C.H. on Jun 15, 2021 after counseling with Torchessa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very thankful for her!

Written by L.I. on Jun 14, 2021 after counseling with Torchessa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Torchessa is attentive and listens to what you have to say. She has a positive attitude and always shares evidence-based research to help guide me with any type of problem or situation I am dealing with at the time.

Written by K.A. on Jun 11, 2021 after counseling with Torchessa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel incredibly safe and comfortable to pour my heart out and all my worries to Torchessa, she has the words of affirmation that help me a lot, as well as a ton of other tools!

Written by K.A. on May 24, 2021 after counseling with Torchessa for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Torchessa is very kind, very caring and listens carefully to my concerns. She has helped me understand my needs and feel more confident with myself. She has also contributed greatly to better deal with tough situations.

Written by J.J. on May 20, 2021 after counseling with Torchessa for 2 weeks

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Written by J.O. on May 17, 2021 after counseling with Torchessa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Torchessa has been a wonderful counselor. I found her very understanding and very easy to talk to. The contents that she sent to me was quite good too as it has helped me to move forward with my goals.

Written by C.A. on Apr 26, 2021 after counseling with Torchessa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

From the first session Torchessa's professional advice has been extremely helpful. She's very receptive and easy to talk with. As well, she always have great techniques and tips, that have been helpful to my process.

Written by J.A. on Apr 22, 2021 after counseling with Torchessa for 4 weeks

The help that I've received from my counselor has brought me through some difficult times and I am greatly appreciative of all of the listening and advice that I've gotten from my BetterHelp therapist. THANK YOU!

Written by J.E. on Apr 19, 2021 after counseling with Torchessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and coping with life changes

She is very nice and always knows what therapies would work on me:)

Written by J.O. on Mar 17, 2021 after counseling with Torchessa for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Good listener, awesome

Written by M.I. on Dec 27, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I have only attended two sessions with Torchessa. However, she responds quickly to messages. She listens well and provides strategies for success in her coaching. She's easy to talk to and seems to really care about your WHOLE self. She's relatable and builds a rapport so that you feel comfortable sharing. I look forward to building this capacity and self-growth with her.

Written by M.I. on Oct 09, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coaching

Torchessa shows compassion and exhibits patience in her work. She is very resourceful and she does this in a way where she acknowledges that an individual may not always have access to a counselor. So she has the long-term impact in the forefront of how she approaches things which speaks volumes. I really appreciate her work and would absolutely recommend her.

Written by D.E. on Oct 09, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Torchessa has been so wonderful to work with. Thanks to her expertise in career building, I was able to prepare for interviews effectively and landed an amazing job. She has helped me work through anxiety and shares resources to continue improving my mental health on a daily basis. She listens carefully and attentively, and always makes the most of every session with me. I'm do glad I was able to be paired with such a great counselor.

Written by S.I. on Sep 23, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I've just started with therapy and I already feeling inspired.

Written by A.L. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Torchessa is an exceptional listener in that she is able to identify underlying issues that need to be addressed.

Written by D.A. on Aug 29, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Torchessa has been wonderful at helping me recognize what my stressors are and giving me a variety of tools to work through them. She’s a very good listener and I’m so grateful I’ve been matched with her.

Written by M.O. on Aug 10, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I was nervous to sign up with BH at first because I didn’t know what to expect or what virtual therapy would be like. Can you build a good relationship with someone you only know virtually, and get the support you need from an app? But I knew I needed help and I’m SO thankful that I was matched with Torchessa. She has an aura of calmness and comfort that has really helped me deal with my emotional ups and downs. She also has a sincere desire to help her clients. She opened weekend appointments to “meet her clients where they are” because sometimes it’s hard to fit in therapy during the week. She truly cares and is invested in my/her client’s well being. A few years ago, I did traditional talk therapy for about 6 months and I didn’t feel like I was getting what I needed and wanted from it. In the month and a half that I’ve been talking to Torchessa, I feel like I’ve made so much progress on the things we talk about. The worksheets she sends are SO HELPFUL. Everyone is different and your progress will be different but the common denominator is Torchessa and she is an absolutely wonderful, supportive, really experienced counselor.

Written by B.R. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue



Torchessa is a angel sent from God. After working on the frontlines in NYC for 6 weeks and having to be alone for a 2 week quarantine, I was in much need of therapy. I was overwhelmed with life and Torchessa gave me the tools I needed to properly process my feelings in a healthy way. She is kind, supportive, compassionate and a great listener. Having her as my therapist was definitely a blessing and helped me through very tough times! I am so thankful for her.

Written by G.R. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

I've been working with Torchessa for about a month and so far she has been an excellent counselor. The assignments she provides really help me to have an objective view of myself, and help me to see areas where I'm strong and areas where I need improvement. Our weekly meetings are always made better by her kindness and humor.

Written by A.P. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Torchessa has been an amazing counselor in helping me deal with anxiety. She is very responsive and always provides me with helpful tools and tricks that are available to me throughout the day. She is easygoing yet professional and talking with her felt like talking with a friend!

Written by C.A. on Jul 25, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Very professional, understanding, and assuring

Written by N.I. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Torchessa is very responsive and insightful. She provides great strategies for thinking, meditation, and managing stress, especially when you’re overwhelmed and are trying to be positive.

Written by S.I. on Jul 10, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Torchessa has been such a great help for me. It had been a while since I’ve last been in therapy and I really like how I can have the professional help that I need right at my fingertips. Torchessa is always a message or phone call away! She provides excellent worksheets to help you reflect and think deeply about your concerns with great feedback and discussion. She also takes the time to research outside resources for support and these include techniques that you can incorporate into your daily life. She is such a great therapist and is very knowledgeable on several topics. Thank you Torchessa!

Written by K.E. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Torchessa is very helpful! She understands your needs quickly and will be more than happy to address your concerns. Thanks so much Torchessa!

Written by H.A. on Jun 17, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Torchessa is a great counselor! She has provided me with multiple worksheets and exercises that o hav full confidence will be helpful to me as I work through my anxiety, as some have already proven to be. I am eager to continue working with her.

Written by S.A. on Jun 12, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 3 weeks on issues concerning career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I am thankful for my time with Torchessa. Torchessa gave me the tools that I needed to get through a tough time in my career. She listens attentively, and gives thoughtful, positive, and often humourous, feedback. It is clear that Torchessa is passionate about helping others. It is evident in her compassionate communication and willingness to go above what is expected.
I have received therapy a few times in my life prior to Better Help, and this is honestly the first time that I have felt that the counselor had genuinely cared. Thank you Torchessa. I hope to work again with you in the future!

Written by B.R. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

This woman is amazing. Always takes the time to help and give great resources. She is my saving grace!

Written by A.U. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Thank you for all the different worksheets.

Written by R.E. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties

She was amazing.

Written by G.A. on May 25, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Torchessa is great!! She offers great tools to help me work through my thoughts. It's like talking to an old friend.

Written by C.O. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Torchessa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Torchessa is an amazing counselor! I was so stressed and overwhelmed when I reached out to her. She gave me amazing advice for solving issues in my life. She will help you work through whatever you are going through!