My Approach to Helping
"Life is filled with so much beauty but it certainly also comes with a host of challenges, traumas and difficult transitions. These struggles can cause feelings such as sadness, anxiety, anger, as well as can cause us to develop inaccurate beliefs about ourselves. It is my life's passion to help young adults work through these experiences, gain personal insight and develop new skills to improve their quality of life and relationships with others.
My name is Jessica and I am a licensed psychotherapist. I have 14 years of experience treating individuals in child welfare, community mental health and medical settings. I have worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, hopelessness and anger that can stem from many co-occurring issues, such as relationship discord or separation, interpersonal violence, child abuse, substance abuse, disabilities, homelessness and poverty.
My counseling approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a highly effective treatment for addressing anxiety and depression, as well as a host of other psychological struggles and difficult circumstances. CBT is a skills-based learning approach that helps restructure maladaptive thought patterns and behaviors. Through a series of cognitive restructuring and behavioral activities, I will help you learn how to develop more adaptive automatic thoughts, core beliefs and behavioral responses. In addition to CBT, I utilize a variety of other interventions such as mindfulness exercises, emotion regulation, motivational enhancement and solution-focused techniques.
I am so glad you are seeking the support that many of us need during different phases of life. I would be happy to share more about my clinical orientation and approaches. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. I look forward to joining you on this life journey and helping you to become your very best you! "