Licensed Mental Health Counselor #7186
A.R.T. Certified Therapist
Qualified Supervisor for the State of Florida
Jessica has a passion for working with children, adolescents and families who have “lost their way.” With over 25 years of counseling experience, she specializes in helping people move towards restoration, healing and hope in all aspects of life.
Before my time at Gilstrap & Associates I worked at a partial residential eating disorder clinic. Which means I have experience with working with individuals with eating disorders and other areas associated with them such as: depression, anxiety, PTSD, and self-harm.
I assist individuals of all ages in navigating through difficulties, like anxiety, depression, abuse, anger management, ADHD, codependency, relationship concerns, social phobia, peer conflict/bullying, grief/loss, divorce care, life adjustments, work stress, career decisions, and identity.
In addition, I do family systems work with couples and families to address relational issues, such as conflict resolution, communication, infidelity, grief/loss, life adjustments, and premarital counseling.
As a Clinical Mental Health Therapist, my areas of expertise include working with individuals and couples surrounding anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life coaching, life transitions, healthy relationships, and developing self-concept.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern my areas of expertise include working with individuals, couples, and families. My specialties include working with life coaching, life transitions, career guidance, self-esteem, resilience, assertiveness training, anxiety, and family and relationship discord.
As a therapist I strive to provide a safe and warm atmosphere where they can process their struggles. It is within this safe space that I believe change can occur. I have worked with youth and young adults in prior years. I look forward to being able to utilize the experiences I've had to help others.
Gilstrap & Associates offers a comprehensive scope of expertise and years of experience in counseling and psychotherapy in Orlando. We are committed to assisting you if we are able. If we are not, we will do our very best to point you in the right direction.