Hello! Welcome to BetterHelp! I am so glad that you have chosen to reach out for help on your path to creating the life you want. That first step of deciding you want to make a change and that it will be better to enlist some professional help is so huge. You should be proud of yourself for that. Finding a therapist that you feel comfortable and connected with has been shown to be the most important factor in determining therapy outcomes. I look forward to working with you.
I am a mental health therapist in Ohio with 9 years experience providing mental health therapy. I earned my undergraduate degree in Social Work from Miami University and went on to get my Master's Degree from University of Cincinnati. I have experience working with people in all life stages and helping them determine the best way to reach their goals and supporting them along the way. I have seen the effects that mental health disorders and traumatic life events have on people and their families and it is such a joy watching how therapy helps them through those times. I have worked with people to address anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual assault and abuse, childhood abuse and neglect, relationship issues, disordered eating, challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder, dysfunctional family dynamics, planning for the future and so much more. I provide a holistic approach to mental health, adhering strongly to the strength of the mind/body connection.
I grew up in a non-denominational Christian family and church family and have been guided by those principles throughout my life. There are times when mental health values and Christian values can appear to be at odds, so that is a topic I have wrestled with as both a therapist and a Christian. I have come to learn that the two are in fact very harmonious together in their truths and it is the way both values have been skewed by society that makes them appear incongruous. I believe that a strong faith is such a benefit to a healthy mental and emotional life.
My clients have told me that I am easy to talk to and that they enjoy working with me. One of the best compliments a client gave me was saying, "You're one of the good ones!" after having been transferred to multiple therapists at a previous agency. I believe that clients know themselves best and so I put a strong emphasis on collaboration. I do not see myself as the expert coming to "fix" someone's problems. I believe that combining my knowledge of mental and emotional health combined with the clients knowledge of self and active participation will result in the best outcomes.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW-C #I.1901645-SUPV (Expires: 2021-06-10)
Jessica has been wonderful! She takes the time to see what's going on in my life and sort through what's really going on. She has been available to work through things and responds in a timely manner. Thanks a bunch!