Jesse Cardin


Jesse Cardin


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Pastoral Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW-S
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: - Free 20-minute phone or Zoom consultation to see if we'd be a good fit to work together.
- Income-based sliding fee scale ($120 - $150 per session)
- Superbills provided for those seeking reimbursement for out-of-network reimbursement.
Free Initial Consultation


San Antonio, Texas 78213

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My Approach to Helping

Are you tired of talking around in circles with your current therapist? Or maybe you've never tried therapy because you can’t imagine what “talking about the problem” could possibly accomplish? And yet, there are things in your life that you can’t seem to get a grip on despite everything you've tried. That’s where I come in. I’m not interested in endless problem talk or giving you cliche advice. I’ll never tell you to “just think positive," or to simply exchange your negative thoughts for positive ones.

As a musician, I take a creative approach to therapy, which means we listen to your imagination and work with the material it gives us. I am also a Zen meditation teacher, which means mindfulness meditation and awareness practices are woven into everything I do. Sessions are a place to experiment with bringing awareness and expression to parts of yourself that you might otherwise ignore, creating new possibilities for engaging with life.

The therapeutic relationship should be trusting and compassionate, which means challenging in the right way. I will never push you to do anything you don't feel ready for, but rather invite you to step beyond your comfort zone at your own pace. My goal is to create a space where you feel safe to explore the possibility of a life of authenticity and freedom.

More Info About My Practice

I have extensive experience teaching Zen and mindfulness meditation individually and in groups. I am happy to integrate Zen meditation and discovery work in your individual therapy if we think it might be helpful. I also provide mindfulness and meditation consultation and training to groups and organizations who are seeking to improve the well-being of their staff and leadership.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Telehealth

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
    - People of all faith traditions and spiritual practices

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

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

Types of Therapy

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

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