Jessica Edwards

MA, AMFT, APCC

Jessica Edwards

MA, AMFT, APCC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: HeleneMickey Wilson, Ph.D., LMFT, License #49203
Primary Credential: Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - 126839
Secondary Credential: Associate Professional Clinical Counselor - 9847
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Out of Network Provider
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

4000 MacArthur Blvd
East Tower, 6th Floor
Newport Beach, California 92660
2102 Business Center Dr.
Suite #145
Irvine, California 92612

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My Approach to Helping

Are you feeling abandoned by your significant other? Are you struggling with the feeling of abandonment? Is abandonment constantly getting on the way of feeling functional? Abandonment can bring a lot of stress and anxiety. Abandonment can bring patterns and behaviors of people pleasing and codependency. Abandonment can make it difficult to trust yourself and others. Abandonment can make you feel doubtful about the insecurities or concerns that you often struggle with but no one seems to understand you or validates what you feel. 

The struggle to have a need to people please even if it is not in your best interest, the fear of being abandoned and the constant pattern of engaging into and maintaining unhealthy relationships. Life gets too difficult because you feel unworthy of love. You are constantly avoiding emotional intimacy because of insecurity and self-doubt. But the fear of doing something different is too overwhelming especially because you have no idea what that could be. At the end of the day you are longing for love, understanding and validation, which seem impossible to attain. All it takes is hope and curiosity to start understanding and appreciating your own strengths and weaknesses. A healthier and happier life is possible by understanding that your own needs are just as important as those of others and by learning how to set boundaries to help you feel free of unrealistic expectations. 

My practice is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with a person-centered therapy approach. CBT shows us that our thoughts, emotions and behaviors are all connected and depending on the perspective that we give to each situation, whether negative or positive will create the outcome of our well-being. CBT also helps us become more self-aware by understanding that we might have certain dysfunctional core beliefs that were learned from those around us and our past experiences.

I offer a safe place with compassion, empathy and honesty with a non-judgmental presence. I trust that when you feel the safety of the environment it will give you an opportunity to say the things you would otherwise never say. I strive to help you process and to learn new tools to finally feel unstuck again and to learn how to finally trust yourself.

More Info About My Practice

My clients describe me as:
Kind, Calming and Insightful

Something to know about my approach is:
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a proven approach to changing thinking patterns and behaviors in a limited number of sessions.

Together, we will:
Together, we will: understand you, your relationship goals, and how you can improve the relationships most important to you. We will also work together to develop new tools that can help you identify and communicate your boundaries and triggers.

I specialize in working with people who:
I specialize in working with people who tend to shut down or look for quick comfort when facing the stress and challenges of life. I help my clients understand their triggers and learn new coping skills that help them feel healthier and more confident.

I became a therapist because:
I have always been passionate about seeing people overcome challenges and embrace their full, true selves.

Something that stands out about where I offer therapy is:
We can meet at my centrally-located office during the week. I also offer therapy through the phone or video calls to best meet your needs.

More about me and my practice:
I am extremely honored to be in this line of work and to share in others' life journeys. Let's create the space you deserve to figure out what's next.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Are you struggling with generational trauma and the inability to trust yourself? Insecurity and lack of confidence often get in the way of making decisions for yourself. Stress and challenges make you want to seek quick comfort but it doesn't last. You can learn how to manage those emotions and behaviors that continue to get on the way of living a fulfilling and happy life.

Industries & Communities Served

  • BIPOC

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)

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