Jesse Cardin,LCSW, LICSW

Jesse Cardin,LCSW, LICSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW-S
Secondary Credential: LICSW
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Out of Network Provider
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Tricare
Fees: - Free 20-minute phone or Zoom consultation to see if we'd be a good fit to work together.
- Copays and deductibles depend on your insurance plan
- Income-based sliding fee scale for those paying out of pocket ($120 - $150 per session)
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


San Antonio, Texas 78213
Seattle, Washington 98004

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My Approach to Helping

Acknowledging that you might be in over your head isn't weak, it's wise. If you’ve tried everything you can think of to feel better, but your mind still attacks you or relationships always seem to go sour or you never quite feel at ease even when everything's OK, maybe it's time to look a little deeper. It's not that cutting off toxic people or upping your cardio won't help, because they probably will! But sometimes the wound goes deeper than that or the situation you're in is just too overwhelming to sort through on your own. When things like that go unaddressed, they sabotage even our best efforts at creating the life we want.

Using my background in depth psychotherapy and Zen Buddhist meditation practice, I'll teach you how to listen more deeply to your thoughts and emotions. I'll help you untangle the ways you get in your own way so you can live your life in alignment with your truth. Together, we'll bring a compassionate eye to the parts of you that are hardest to love.

My role is to walk this path with you, to share your joys and sorrows, challenge and encourage you, and hold the possibility that your inner light is present even in your darkest moments. Therapy is a collaborative process that relies on open, honest and respectful communication. Everything we do is to discover a greater sense of freedom in heart and mind.

More Info About My Practice

I have extensive experience teaching Zen meditation individually and in groups. I'm happy to integrate meditation and discovery work in your individual therapy if we think it might be helpful. I also offer periodic meditation retreats that clients have found very helpful in the past.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Being a human is no easy task! Even the humblest life is full of twists and turns, challenges, and insurmountable tasks. Most issues we can handle just fine, but there are others that we push aside because they seem too heavy or confusing or painful. Psychotherapy is just a way to turn all that dark matter into fertile soil for growth and transformation.

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    - LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community
    - Active duty military and veterans
    - Musicians, writers, and other creative artists
    - People adjusting to major life changes such as bereavement, divorce, and retirement
    - Mental health and other health care providers
    - College students

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Spirituality

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic

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