I believe that all humans have greatness within themselves; it's important to work with a therapist who sees yours (even if you or others do not). I work well with young adults to seniors who are leery about seeking help, feel coaxed in to counseling, or who have had bad experiences in the past. I strive to make you feel comfortable so you can be honest with me - and yourself - about your problems, mood complaints, or substance use. Others tell me they immediately sense my genuineness and non-judgmental character.
Trauma, adverse life experiences, and stress, impacts us at all stages of life. It is my job to partner with you while we work to improve your relationship with yourself, and in turn the relationships with those around you. I am the agent to hold stress and tension with you as we work together to move past self-preservation and into healing. With specialized training in complex trauma and attachment I work with all individuals (adults and children), and families including; foster and adoption, victims of neglect, physical and sexual abuse, and parents through a variety of psychotherapy approaches determined by your needs.
Jessica Weijola is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 7 years of experience specializing in Depression, ADHD, Anxiety, Trauma, OCD, insomnia, pain management, negative thought patterns, impulsive behaviors, child behavioral problems, substance use issues, and relationship problems. Jessica has extensive experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, seniors, families and groups in both clinical and outpatient settings. Jessica treats patients between the ages of 3 and 90 utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Solution Focused Therapy.
I have a passion to help others create powerful relationships FIRST with themselves and then with others. One of the biggest blocks that causes stress, anxiety, depression, & health issues is the constant head trash in your mind. I help others learn to release it & live a peaceful life. I believe that every area of life can be impacted by it. I help others let go of a scarcity mindset , understand your emotions/feelings, gain control over your health and live a life of freedom!
Evening Appointments Available - It can be heartbreaking to see your child/ teen struggling, and when they are struggling with such overwhelming emotions as depression, anxiety, anger, etc. we can feel so helpless. However, you and your child are not alone, and you've made it this far, which says a lot! I would love to partner with your family to add support, and offer a space for your child/ teen to sort through all of those overwhelming emotions, and behaviors that can accompany those emotions. Sometimes a little extra, professional support, and a well thought out path for how to get to a better place can make a big difference.
People come to counseling for many different reasons. Jaime believes there is no one size fits all solution. I work with you to find what is going to be the best option for the goals you have for your, or your child's, life. Jaime believes all individuals have within them the tools to make change in their lives. Life, irrational beliefs, trauma and problematic behaviors can all get in the way of an individual’s ability to access what they have within them to make the changes needed to feel more fulfilled in their lives. This is where counseling comes in, helping to clear the obstacles in the way leading you to a happier feeling life
The most difficult times are often the ones we give ourselves. Our struggles can be made worse when we listen to the unkind self-judgement from our inner critic. Working as a team we will use a mindfulness based approach to develop greater acceptance and insight into your thoughts and behaviors. Self harm, suicide ideation, troubling relationships with your peers, your family, and food, anxiety, OCD, panic attacks and other challenges can be sensitively explored. I strive to maintain a genuine, validating and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where teens and young women can increase their confidence, courage and self-esteem.
Are you finding it difficult to reclaim balance from depression, anxiety, and burnout? My integrative approach ensures that the mind-body-spirit connection is honored and strengthened. Reaching out is the first step and often the most difficult. I take a collaborative approach to promote healing from past trauma, finding solutions to current issues such as relationship conflict, ADHD, stress management, navigating life transitions and stressors.
We all have the potential to be happy. Using a solution focused approach, my goal is to empower you to increase your emotional well-being and create a more vibrant life. Working together we will strive to increase your self-awareness and we explore strategies that can help you become more mindful in your thoughts and behaviors. I will guide you in coping with distress as we endeavor to increase your ability to regulate your emotional responses. Through this process we will aim to increase your ability to communicate assertively and master interpersonal problem solving skills.
Trauma blocks love and connection, when we heal our wounds from traumatic experiences we open up opportunities to access love, connection and the goodness inherent in all of us. Counseling is great way to gain awareness to inner resources that will permanently heal the pain we all carry from past and current trauma. As a therapist with 20+ years of experience, I understand we cannot change the past, however, I firmly believe we can heal from it.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CACREP, NCC, LPC, EMDR
What are clients looking for in a therapist? I believe an empathetic ear, human connection, understanding, and acceptance without condition is a good start. Life can be challenging, demanding, and overwhelming at times. Without established goals and direction, life can seem unbearable. This may be you. Why not take that step to have your needs met? You deserve to take care of you.
Now offering Equine-assisted psychotherapy! Life's journey is full of detours, bumps, and obstacles. Seeking guidance allows for support through these challenging times. Peaceful Paws Therapy integrates counseling guidance along with the support and interaction of my therapy partners- dogs, horses, fainting goats, guinea pigs and alpacas. There is a body of research supporting animals in therapy to enhance physical, emotional, and social well being, and we strive to do just that.
MARRIAGE COUNSELING (office & video conference) that's SAFE and APPEALING for MEN. We specialize with couples wanting a "Man-Friendly" approach designed to help connect, grow, and solve the ongoing relational problems that continuously drain the love out of their relationships. We help you learn (and effectively use) the tools needed for effective communication and problem solving. Feeling Stuck? Feeling Blamed? Experiencing failure and shame? Anger? Unfortunately, regular counseling approaches often lead us men to feel more of the same, leading us to shut down even further (or get Angry)...
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, TMHC, EMDR, NCC
Is COVID-19 causing stress, anxiety, hardship or depression? Let's get through this together! I specialize in helping clients heal from psychological pain. Many people are struggling through the isolation, job loss and major life changes. COVID has turn the world upside down. I invite you to join me in a partnership to discover hope during these difficult times and to anticipate a better tomorrow. I am certified in tele-mental health counseling to assist in providing the best counseling experience available through on-line services.
“I hate school. I have no friends. My parents don’t get me. I’m always in trouble. I can’t do anything right. Life just sucks.” Every morning you put on a mask just to get through your day. No one understands what you are going through, and you feel alone in the world. Maybe you can’t remember the last time you truly felt happy or yourself. Or, something bad happened, and your memories continue to hold you captive. You want to feel better, but you’re scared to let someone into the dark places. Parents, you see your child’s pain and all you want for them is to be happy. You want your care-free kid back.
To others your life may seem normal or even “the goal” that they are aiming for. On the surface you appear successful and self-assured, yet underneath you often feel like something is off. Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and stress may be some or all of what you experience on a daily basis. If you’re looking for tools to feel content, communicate more effectively, and get through the things that life is throwing your way, you’ve found the right place. Whatever your goals may be, we can work towards them together finding freedom, peace, and congruence along the way.
I love being able to support children and their families in their healing process and know it’s so difficult when your child is hurting. I want to be able to help your child unlock their potential and come back into themselves again. I specialize in working with children and teens who are experiencing anger, anxiety, depression, trauma, learning and behavior disorders, and children who are on Individual Education Plans and 504 Plans. I have a background in school mental health and community mental health centers.
I believe my goal as a therapist is to provide a safe and accepting environment to individuals in order to find their inner strength. Life can be very scary and challenging at times and it is my passion to help others overcome these challenges and reach their dreams and goals. My theoretical approach is unique to each individual in order to promote growth and develop their very own personal identity. I have also added teletherapy to my practice providing clients with flexibility and convenience to access therapy.
My motto in life has been, "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can't change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference." (St. Frances of Assisi). Due to the current circumstances, I do offer counseling sessions for 50 minutes on Zoom. Whether you are trying to find peace within and with others or you are needing encouragement to deal with life's stressors, I will work alongside with you. With God in our midst, I will help you go through this season of your life providing all the support needed to get you through the issues that are depriving you of the joy of living.
She started practicing in 2009. Before this she was in education for 12 years. She specializes in trauma, individual, couples and family therapy. She treats individuals, children, couples and families. She has experience working in outpatient, crisis intervention, foster, adoption, family systems, premarital, marital, perinatal and postnatal and intensive in home therapy.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Severance are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Severance then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Severance specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
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