Last edited 08/30/2023

Jessica Pendergast LPC

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Not Accepting New ClientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Jessica Pendergast Licensed Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time


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What does a first session with you look like?

After our initial session, we will begin treatment by identifying your goals while building strong rapport. I prioritize building a trusting therapeutic relationship in order to help you feel more comfortable and confident in speaking about your life experiences. With vulnerability often comes feelings of fear, guilt, and shame, all of which we will work through and process. My number one rule is my clients cannot talk negatively about themselves. Together, we will work on reducing your inner critic and replace it with healthy, empowering self-talk that gives you the ability to embrace self-compassion and self-acceptance.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

When working with a client, I identify what modalities to work with based on what coping skills a client already has. I make sure clients become efficient in feeling safe and calm in their bodies by utilizing various DBT skills. We will work together on building up a practice of meditation and mindfulness that will help you increase your self-awareness, reduce tension, and alleviate distressing emotions. I also address my client's thinking styles by utilizing CBT skills. I am EMDR trained, which is an excellent modality for individuals who have experienced trauma. Together, we will identify more well-balanced ways of thinking while I assist you in understanding how certain thinking styles can cause feelings of anxiety, distress, and depression.




Family issues

Coping Skills

Peer Relationships

General Expertise



Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Self Harm

Women's issues

In-Network Insurance



UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Cigna EAP

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)


  • Pennsylvania, Licensed Professional Counselor, PC015072


Rosemont College (PA)

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Jessica Pendergast, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Jessica Pendergast, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Jessica Pendergast accepting new clients?

No, Jessica Pendergast is not accepting new clients at this time.

Does Jessica Pendergast accept insurance?

Yes, Jessica Pendergast accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Optum and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

Does Jessica Pendergast offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Pennsylvania can book Jessica Pendergast for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Jessica Pendergast offer online therapy?

Yes, Jessica Pendergast offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Pennsylvania.

How quickly can I see Jessica Pendergast?

Jessica Pendergast typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Jessica Pendergast speak?

Jessica Pendergast conducts therapy sessions in English.