Jessica Benash

(LCSW)
Therapist Jessica Benash Photo

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Wisconsin with over 16 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked in residential treatment, day treatment and outpatient therapy. My years of experience include working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, caregivers for people living with chronic pain/illness, survivior's of those that have lost loved ones to suicide and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My life took a turn about 8 years ago and God started pulling me closer to Him and showing me how to use the life experiences that I have and the work experience that I have to help others to get through the trials that they are experiencing in their lives. I have been a Christian for over 7 years and while I am not trained as a Christian counselor, I do bring Christian values into working with the clients.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines using a client centered solution focused therapy along with cognitive- behavioral therapy that challenges negative thoughts and meeting the client where they are at in the moment. I like to focus on what the client needs and find strengths in their own lives that can help them to find ways to meet their goals. Along with this I bring Christian faith, values, what the Bible says along with where the client is at with their faith journey and my relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ into sessions.

Through my life and work experience and I am here to support the client anyway I can. It takes courage to seek out change. I really believe that having a positive client-therapist relationship is an essential piece to the puzzle that will help make the change process easier. Having a Christian therapist isn't always easy to find.

Thank you and I look forward to working with you!

Jessie


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #123-7979 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months

I really appreciate the versatility and access that I have to my therapist on the Faithful Counseling platform. I schedule live sessions with Jessica that allow for creating a good understanding of my circumstances, and I can message her when there is something I'd like to share or seek input on. Jessica is really good about responding quickly and if she doesn't hear from me will reach out to see how I'm doing. I actually prefer this platform to the in-person only counseling that I have experienced in the past.