“Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others.” – Dr. Harriet Lerner

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Jessica Jenkins, LMSW

Therapist

We all understand that change can be uncomfortable. Brene Brown writes that “We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can't have both. Not at the same time.” In starting therapy, you are choosing courage over comfort, and that is a wonderful first step. Therapy is a process that requires courage to look at areas of our life that are no longer serving us. At the same time, in recognizing what is not working, we also learn more about our innate resiliency and strengths. While therapy is not a magic wand that fixes all of our problems; there is something truly magical about the therapeutic process and the connection that is formed within it.

 

As your therapist, I will use a variety of theories and techniques to help you achieve your goals and create meaningful change. I enjoy practicing and teaching techniques in mindfulness and meditation. I tend to use theories that fall into the categories of psychodynamic, emotion-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. I operate from a humanistic and strengths-based perspective. My specialties include working with adults who are experiencing struggles in managing anxiety, mood, stress, and trauma.

 

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Maryland. I received my undergraduate degree at Towson University with a major in Psychology and minor in Family Studies. During my junior and senior years at Towson, I was a part of the Clinical Psychology program. I was able to learn from a leading psychologist in the field of trauma and dissociation. After graduating, I went on to earn my Master’s in Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. There, I was able to expand on my clinical experiences as well as incorporate the values and ethics that Social Worker’s hold near and dear to our hearts.

 

I am sincerely excited to be a part of Takoma Therapy’s team of therapists. I look forward to working with you, hearing your story, and beginning this therapeutic process together.

Fee for Initial Consultation: $185

Fee for Follow Up Sessions: $160

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Available for in-person and virtual sessions

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