I love my job and the opportunity I get to bear witness to the human experience. Through my education and career in social work, I have the opportunity to meet and work with many people. I thoroughly enjoy sitting down with each of my clients and helping them sort through the thoughts and emotions that impact their lives. Though we do get to share many joys and triumphs, most of my clients come to me because they are struggling. For many, going to therapy feels very vulnerable, so I always feel privileged when someone is willing to reach out for help and honors me with the opportunity to listen.
I can only see so many clients in the course of my work. I wish that I could see and help more people, but I am only one person. This is one of the key reasons why I wanted to start this blog. With each client I get the privilege to meet with, I learn more about who we are as humans and about some of the destructive thought patterns that get in our way. Every conversation helps me become a better therapist and each meeting makes me more passionate about helping women live meaningful lives and experience relief from symptoms of anxiety and depression.
I want to use this blog to help educate, enlighten, and hopefully help my readers to deal with obstacles that could be getting in their way of living a meaningful and fulfilling life. I hope that some of my clients will read these blogs. I also hope that those who just need a little more information or inspiration will also read it.
My main goal is to show my readers that they are not alone. While life can be filled with joy and wonder, it can also be a struggle. Identifying when you’re just going through a rough patch that will smooth out on its own and when you should seek help is key.
I welcome you to my blog and hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me and I will help in any way I can.
Jessica is a mental health therapist who specializes in helping women free themselves from anxiety, depression, and other stress-related conditions. She is honored to witness the experiences of her clients and work with them toward meaningful lives.