About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Idaho with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients across the life span who come with concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction and co-morbidity issues, family dynamic challenges, and those with a trauma history.

A significant portion of my work experience with is adolescents, both in inpatient residential and outpatient counseling settings. I approach counseling as a partner with the entire family unit and work as an ally. I believe in compassion and empathy and that feeling truly heard is valuable to clients. My approach combines client-centered, cognitive-behavioral methods, and the use of dialectical behavior skills . We will work together to determine the approaches you feel best support your child's journey of growth.

Examining ourselves and wanting to grow is heroes' work! I look forward to supporting your family and child in your journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TN LCSW 7589

ID LCSW LCSW-40068

UT LCSW 12982992-3501


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jessica Watkins. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Sep 16, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 4 months

Our teenage son is really enjoying working with Jessica. We've found her to be very attentive and insightful. We still have a lot of ground to cover and are so pleased to be connected with her and have her with us on this journey.

Written on Jul 26, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jessica has been a calming and encouraging addition to my journey. I am grateful for her challenging me in a way that doesn't feel overwhelming in my journey.

Written on Jul 25, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Jessica can understand the situation or challenge at hand, and even what I’m feeling, without me giving her the greatest explanation. I really appreciated her advice and it benefitted me quite a bit. She is so kind and patient.

Written on Jun 15, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Great listener, insightful and has helped me a ton!

Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching,

Absolutely love her from my first appointment. Was having issues with our online session and she did all she could to fix it and ended up calling me. Made me feel validated that I did matter and she cared!

Written on Mar 02, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

I greatly appreciate the fact that Jessica checks in with me on a regular basis, even in between scheduled sessions. She is always quick to respond, especially when I am having an urgent need for advice. The advice that she provides is always reasonable and helpful. Would definitely recommend her!

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

The best

Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Talking with Jessica is like talking to a friend except you get good advice from her! I look forward to our meetings. She has been very helpful to me while I've been navigating some pretty tough life issues.

Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Over the past couple months, Jessica has definitely become a safe space. She’s so thoughtful, kind and encouraging but also challenges me to work on myself without sugar coating. I’m confident that she’s on my team and is actively working on ways to help me grow.

Written on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

I believe Jessica is helping me to get back to myself and learn to live this life without my daughter…and perhaps even forgive myself and my husband for her suicide.

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jessica is great. She listens so well to my thoughts and concerns but also explains everything in a way that doesn’t make me feel blamed or shameful!

Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Jessica is a great listener and is easy to connect with. I’m happy I have her to help me through a tough time in my life.

Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

So far she has been a great help and very accommodating

Written on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Jessica is a great listener. She guided me to explore certain areas I didn’t realize they were indirectly affecting me. Looking forward to my second session with Jessica.

Written on Nov 21, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Jessica is a good listener, she always responds in a timely manner, and she is flexible with scheduling. I always feel heard when I finish my sessions.

Written on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jessica is amazing, she shares her wisdom and insight with me in an unobtrusive and supportive way. She is a great listener and has taken the time to get to know me and what works best for our time together.

Written on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Working with Jessica has helped me evolve through so many hardships. The consistent conversation through the messaging helps me capture the emotions in the moment and explain them to her. She even goes out of her way to do more for those she is helping. I don't think I would be here without this service.

Written on Feb 16, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Jessica is the best!

Work with me!