Jessica Getson LPC, DBTC, Counseling in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, 19444

Jessica Getson

LPC, DBTC

Jessica Getson

LPC, DBTC

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Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Professional Counselor
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $200 for a one-hour session

Offices

555 Andorra Glen Court
Suite 2
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania 19444

My Approach to Helping

I specialize in helping adolescent and adult individuals and families suffering from Addictions (Substance, Behavioral and Food) and Eating Disorders. My practice also focuses on helping those with Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. I maintain a practice designed to help people through a wide variety of mental health disorders, emotional difficulties, and transitional life events.

People enter therapy at all levels of readiness for change. While some clients recognize the immediate need for change, others need space and time to process their readiness. Ambivalence is an understandable part of a client?s journey. My non-judgmental approach helps clients explore potential barriers in an effort to make positive life choices. I see the therapeutic alliance as absolutely central to the work that is done and the outcomes that are achieved. I create an environment that allows safety, promotes a sense of compassion and empathy and fosters trust. When the therapeutic relationship is strong, clients are empowered to work towards success.

I integrate philosophies and techniques from a variety of counseling approaches and theories. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Reality Therapy and Humanistic Therapy approaches are all woven into my work with clients.

I am certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy that allows for a balance between acceptance and change. This therapy has been shown to be incredibly effective with clients whose lives have been driven by intense emotions. DBT is a skill-based approach that covers four main areas of struggle: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. The skills are aimed at changing behaviors that have led to problems for clients within their relationships and overall functioning in life. Sometimes I use DBT directly with clients; other times I integrate some of the useful skills with other modalities of therapy.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Sometimes I receive a call from a parent about a child, an adult about a spouse or a potential client themself, expressing being on the fence about wanting to enter into therapy. One of my strengths is being able to meet people where they are. I do not see resistance in clients; I see struggles a client may be having that are imperative to explore and work through. I have respect for a client and their ambivalence in the process. I do not have expectations or judgments of clients nor do I require that clients start therapy being committed to change. I meet a client where they are. We go from there. At a safe pace. Exploring any concerns or hesitations along the way.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

I see the therapeutic alliance as absolutely central to the work that is done and the outcomes that are achieved in counseling. I look to create an environment and a relationship with my clients that allows safety, promotes a sense of compassion and empathy and fosters trust. When the therapeutic relationship is strong and the trust is solid, it fosters more productive work, allows for clients to be open to challenging their thoughts and behaviors that have caused them struggles in life and more goals are met.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Hoarding
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Internet Addiction
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Trichotillomania

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
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