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Jessica Z

Jessica Z

(she/her)

LCSW
15 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual

Hello, I'm Jessica. You made it here! Getting to the point where you finally make a connection and start feeling some relief from your burdens, it's a lot. If you schedule with me, you will find that I'm an open, honest person who creates a warm, safe space for you to explore anything and everything that brought you here. I help people untangle their suffering from their daily lives. I work with adults of all ages, helping them understand their experience in the context of their life story, and their current stage of life. I have helped people with loss, the lasting effects of childhood abuse, anxiety, depression, complicated traumas, self-harm like cutting or picking, overwhelming emotions, stress, health and illnesses, boundaries and relationships, aging. If you have a question for me, feel free to reach out and ask. I look forward to connecting with you!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In the first session I will want to hear more from you about what's going on. What are you dealing with that made you show up this day? I'll ask about your past, but if there are things in your past that feel too hard to talk about, that's ok, just tell me. I don't need you to 'relive' anything painful. I will tell you about my approach in therapy, and ask if you have any expectations from therapy and a therapist. We will set goals about how often we'll meet, and what to focus on.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I've had comprehensive training in cognitive therapy/CBT and dialectical behavior therapy. I am currently learning more about Internal Family Systems through my own therapeutic work and self-study. I have a background in contemplative studies and meditation practice. I often use a combination of these methods to help people understand and work with their emotions in a new way, to change patterns.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I bring myself to our sessions! You will feel like you are talking to a therapist with insight, but you will also feel like you are talking to a person, an equal. You will feel accepted and unjudged, and many people feel unburdened and transformed just from this acceptance, and learn to apply it to themselves.

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