Jessica Reich

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Availability

In Central Time

What does a first session with you look like?

A first session with me typically consists of reviewing your informed consent, which includes discussing expectations for the therapy process and answering any questions you may have. Next, I will gather information in order to get to know you, illicit a brief history, and collaboratively set goals for counseling. The first session also gives you an opportunity to get to know me so that we can determine if we are the right fit for one another. It’s important to establish a trusting therapeutic relationship in order for counseling to be most effective. In subsequent sessions, I empower my client to take the lead in processing their feelings and experiences with my support and guidance.

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

During my adolescence, my family, like many, was faced with adversities which later led me to seek personal therapy as a young adult. My own journey allowed me to process my thoughts and feelings which resulted in growth and self-awareness. My positive experience contributed to my passion for the field of psychology and inspired me to want to provide hope and healing for others. I pursued my undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice, then later obtained my graduate degree in Counseling. It is my true pleasure to be a part of my client’s journey, to watch them grow, and to find relief from their distress.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I am an eclectic counselor who utilizes a primarily person-centered approach. I provide a safe, trustworthy, and growth-promoting environment where you can experience empathic listening, nonjudgmental acceptance, and self-actualized healing. I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, so I also integrate other evidence-based techniques based on the individual client. These additional modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), prolonged exposure (PE), the Gottman method and family systems theories, among others.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

In my life, I aim to love people unconditionally, which involves valuing their unique self without judgement, and recognizing that their feelings and experiences are valid even if they differ from my own. This is similar to my treatment philosophy which includes providing unconditional positive regard, validation, and empathy resulting in client growth. I value health, both physically and mentally, and aim to help my clients reach their potential in becoming the best version of themselves.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$150

Family Therapy

$150

Couples Therapy

$125

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Eclectic Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Prolonged Exposure Therapy

The Gottman Method

Training / Certifications

TeleMental Health Training Certificate (THTC)

Basic EMDR Therapy Training

Motivation Interviewing

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Intensive Training & Certificate

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) Assessment Facilitator

Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Licensure

TX, LPC, 79464

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling, Houston Baptist University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minor in Criminal Justice, Virginia Commonwealth University

Work History

My previous experience includes providing therapy to individuals and couples in a private practice setting addressing various challenges to include anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I also have experience providing therapy to adolescents/teens and their families in a juvenile probation/detention center setting. I conducted individual, family, and group counseling to address challenges with decision making, family relationships, anger management, and personal/career development among other issues.

Location

Everhart Terrace Drive, Fresno, 77545, TX