First off, great job at taking the first step for support! I’ve been in your shoes and I know how this part feels – a bit of worry mixed with excitement and hope and perhaps some fear of the unknown. My name is Jess and I am glad you’re here.
I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in 2005 and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Limited License Psychologist in Michigan. I’ve worked in a variety of settings from crisis units, to mental health centers to correctional facilities. I have been in leadership and a staff trainer in addition to my clinical practices. I truly enjoy seeing people get through their struggles and come out on the other side as healthier and happier individuals.
Much of my career has been centered around helping those with sexual addictions, substance use, anxiety/stress and trauma/abuse. My therapeutic style is open and honest and involves helping you to arrive at gaining insight, increasing strategies, and finding tools that you can begin using immediately to make positive change in your life. I use evidence based techniques including solution-focused counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psycho-educational techniques, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and a humanistic approach to helping my clients. Most important, I strive to build a therapeutic relationship with you, in order to maintain a relaxed and welcoming environment that allows you to be who you are and get the most out of your therapy.
Thanks for taking the first step, I’d love it if you’d let me help you with the next.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401009818
Jessica is the best!!! She has been my rock throughout the most difficult year of my life. She cares and remembers and wants the best, and gives the BEST advice. I recommend her and BetterHelp to everyone because of Jessica!
Written on Jan 10, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Jessica has been a wonderful blessing in my life. She's helped me analyze tough situations I've gone through and the feelings that came with it to better understand myself and others. Not only is she helpful as a professional, her personality is warm, caring, and funny keeping things light-hearted to ease anyone who may be anxious when working with a new therapist. I've been able to learn how to deal with my own feelings, anxiety, etc in a healthy way with her help and advice. I would highly recommend her to others and have already done so with my close friends if they ever decided to take up therapy. :)
Written on Oct 28, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Jessica is the perfect mix of caring, and funny. She genuinely listens to my concerns and issues, but has a way of making heavier conversations more light hearted and manageable. Jessica always offers tips, tools, and advice to help me work through my problems, and always makes me feel supported!
Written on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Hi, Jess has been a supremely supportive confidant within my life.
Written on Aug 06, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Jessica is truly the greatest. She is kind, funny, and lets me know how it is and what she thinks. She is always there to give me encouragement when I need it and will listen to my problems as well.
Written on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Caring, wonderful, and empathetic therapist.
Written on Jun 29, 2020 after therapy with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and eating disorders