My name is Jessica Sando, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach toward working with my clients stems from the belief that every individual possesses the ability the make changes to their lives if they choose if given a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment to do so. I focus my practice in the areas of individual and couples therapy, with a focus on depression, anxiety, and stress-related disorders.
I approach my work with clients in a collaborative, empathetic, and challenging manner. I create a space where individuals are free to explore and process the hardest parts of themselves. I take a client-centered approach at the core of all I do while also approaching things from a cognitive and systemic perspective as well.
I work with all ages of adults who are experiencing a variety of symptoms and stressors. I am most comfortable working with clients who have depression, anxiety, or trauma/stress-related disorders.
My communication style
I believe that a supportive and empathetic space is essential for clients to thrive in therapy. I also firmly believe that clients need to be challenged to see other perspectives in order to make a change, so I will gently help my clients look at the many possibilities and points of view related to their individual challenges and circumstances.
My journey to mental healthcare
I was attracted to this career because it allowed me to interact with people and help them become the version of themselves they wanted to be. I am driven to do this work when I see the changes my clients make, the relief they experience, the repaired relationships, and the trauma that is overcome.
My goals for you
I approach goal setting in a collaborative way. I work to ensure that all goals reflect the needs of the client and the changes each individual wishes to make.
My first session with you
During our first sessions, clients can expect to share information about themselves to help complete a biopsychosocial assessment. I will gather information about the client and build rapport by getting to know the client and their needs.