Jessica Lynn PasseroLCSW

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I'm a spiritual and highly empathetic person who is very curious and interested in people. I was naturally drawn to becoming a therapist due to an interest in helping and healing others. In college, I saw a flyer looking for individuals to become peer counselors and remember thinking, “I would like to do that”. Shortly after I started began taking peer counseling training classes. I later realized that it was this experience as a peer counselor that planted the seed for me to become a professional therapist.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Adolescent mental health

Family issues

Women's issues

General Expertise

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Social Anxiety

ADHD

Anger management

Attachment issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Cigna

Optum

Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans

Fees

Individual Therapy$100

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Integrative Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Licensure

  • New Jersey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 44SC06018800

Education

Bachelors of Science, Policy Analysis and Management minor in Human Development, Cornell University, School of Human Ecology, 2001

Master of Social Work, Clinical Practice, University at Albany-SUNY, School of Social Welfare, 2005

Work History

I'm a clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience providing counseling to children, teens, and adults. I have a upbeat, creative, warm and non-judgmental personality which clients report make it easy and natural to open up to me. I believe that therapy is an avenue to self improvement, healing and transformation. I see myself as a guide who supports clients in their journey of personal and emotional growth. I help clients become more self-aware, improve self regulation and coping skills, heal from previous stressful/traumatic experiences, enhance their communication skills, and understand their emotions at a deeper level. I see clients across the lifespan and provide counseling to children, adolescents and adults. I use traditional counseling techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing and solution-focused therapy, as well as complementary therapy approaches such as mindfulness and meditation to help clients work towards greater happiness. I empower my clients to make changes to improve their lives and have great success stories of people who truly transformed their lives while working with me. I make booking appointments quick, easy, and convenient for my new clients by offering virtual therapy services. Call or text now and I will back to you within 24 hours.

Location

Newark, 07102, NJ