Jessica Crosby Psy.D., in Sarasota, Florida, 34243

Jessica Crosby

Psy.D.

Jessica Crosby

Psy.D.

Professions: Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision Supervisor: Ph.D.
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Fees: $50 to $80 per session
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

2280 Trailmate Drive
Suite 101
Sarasota, Florida 34243

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My Approach to Helping

As a clinical psychologist my primary goal is to provide you with symptomatic relief and improvement in functioning and well-being. I believe that people have the ability to improve their circumstances, symptoms, feelings, and/or thoughts even when that seems impossible. I will work closely with you while we help to move you to a more positive and functional situation.

The first step in therapy is for me to learn all about you and what has brought you to a point in your life where you are seeking help. I will ask you to tell me all about yourself, your life, and your current situation. I will work hard to listen for patterns and make connections between your past and your current situation. Through this process I will be able to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and have a good understanding of what therapeutic modality would work best for you. We will work together from that point forward collaboratively and establish a strong and mutually trusting therapeutic relationship.

The most important part of the experience will be to instill and foster hope and to make sure that you feel supported.

You are not alone.

More Info About My Practice

I have completed four years of predoctoral internship training in both inpatient and outpatient settings working with women, addiction and recovery, severe and persistent mental illness, college counseling, and LGBTQIA+ populations. I completed a postdoctoral residency working in an inpatient setting with trauma, crisis, severe mental illness, and addiction. I have spent four years managing an inpatient addiction center and related substance abuse programs. I am currently president of the board of directors for the Postpartum Society of Florida and have received additional training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Interestingly, research shows that many clients make an improvement between making the telephone call to book the first session, and the actual first session (Wampold, 1997). By the time they arrive in the therapy room and meet the therapist for the first time, they are often feeling better, more empowered and more hopeful.

Therapy can help in a number of ways. Some of them include the following:

Understanding your illness
Defining and reaching wellness goals
Overcoming fears or insecurities
Coping with stress
Making sense of past traumatic experiences
Separating your true personality from the mood swings caused by your illness
Identifying triggers that may worsen your symptoms
Improving relationships with family and friends
Establishing a stable, dependable routine
Developing a plan for coping with crises
Understanding why things bother you and what you can do about them
Ending destructive habits

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

The Client-Therapist Alliance (the bond felt between client and therapist) is the most powerful factor in the process of emotional and psychological healing. It has been found to be more important than any other factor in therapy including how much education or experience and therapist has or what type of therapy is used.


There are multitudes of studies that show that a collaborative relationship between the therapist and client is associated with positive therapeutic progress. The most important aspect of effective therapy requires the patient and the therapist work together collaboratively. But even so, the power of the alliance is often far stronger than many realize, and the most effective therapists are those who focus specifically on building the alliance above all else.

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Women, children, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, addiction and recovery, divorce, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Depression, and LGBTQIA+ issues.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Journey Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Self-Relations Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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