12 Years Exp
12 Years Exp
Hi, I’m Jessica. I am a clinical social worker with over ten years of experience. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked with people struggling with depression, anxiety, overcoming trauma, life adjustment issues, and substance abuse issues. I believe everyone can become overwhelmed, at times, and that it is important to have a safe space to explore the changes you want to make in your life. I also do not want anyone to feel they need to struggle alone. I want to help my clients achieve relief, and achieve their goals. I have a diverse background in both behavioral therapies, and psychotherapy. I use this varied experience to gear our sessions to what works best for you. I believe there is hope for everyone to feel better, and do better. I would love the opportunity to assist you in whatever your goals are!
I once worked with a client who was very timid, and overwhelmed with anxiety, when we began. A lot of this was the result of a difficult upbringing. This was causing many interpersonal issues in her life. Together we helped her find her voice so that she felt she could stand up for herself in her relationships. She was able to eliminate some relationships she did not feel were positive. She was also more easily able to achieve some of her career goals.
I think that every session is unique. I think there are individuals who are struggling with a current life change, and that they just need some extra support, and tools, to overcome this change. I also think some individuals discover that there may be underlying issues that have been causing difficulties, in their life, for some time. We will use a more psychotherapeutic approach to uncover the underlying issues, and a behavioral approach to tackle them.
My first session is my opportunity to get to know you as a person. Mental health is complex, and so many factors contribute to who we are as people. I want to get to know you so we can figure out what method will be most effective in bringing you relief.
I believe our goals are achievable when we have support. I understand that mental health struggles can feel lonely, overwhelming, and sometimes make us feel we cannot have the life we want. I know that recovery, and betterment, are possible. I want to bring hopefulness, and confidence, to those who feel they have lost those things.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
I believe that our sessions are your time, and understand the commitment it takes to sign up for therapy. I want each of our sessions to feel meaningful, and like they are working for you. I have experience in evidenced based practices such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and harm reduction. Using these practices, we can come up with a plan that feels achievable, and that will help you to accomplish your therapy goals. I want you to feel that you have entered a supportive place, where I do the work to uncover what would be most effective for you as a person.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I utilize evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, harm reduction, and psychotherapy. I provide trauma informed care, and have helped many individuals struggling with past traumas. I believe in a person-centered approach where we use your strengths to tackle the things you want to change.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I have worked with adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations, in individual therapy, couples counseling, and family therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, social anxiety, mood disorders, and psychosis. I am effective at helping those seeking out mental health treatment for the first time, as well as individuals who have been struggling for a long time. I have the most experience working with adults of varying ages who have a history of trauma and substance abuse.
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