Jessica Feinsmith, MA, LPC intern, NCC

Jessica Feinsmith, MA, LPC intern, NCC (She/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC intern

Supervisor: Julianna Vermeys MA LPC

These are difficult times and we can benefit from therapeutic support and guidance. If you feel ready, reach out for a free consultation.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

5416048221

Telehealth Only

Currently

Portland, 97217

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $$100

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2020

Languages: English

Faith: Christianity, Judaism

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

I enjoy working with young adults and individuals of all ages who are feeling depression or anxiety or just don't feel like they are where they want to be in life. And having gone through my own experiences with depression, grief, anxiety and chronic pain, I really understand and have done my own work to heal my issues, so I feel I can support clients experiencing them as well. I have experience with substance and porn addiction and disordered eating behaviors as well.

My Approach to Helping

Do you need someone to talk to who will compassionately listen and understand your challenges, whether it be depression, anxiety, grief, chronic pain or a difficult relationship? I see you. Whether you are looking for support for healing a specific mental health issue or you feel an overall sense of “this is not where I want to be in life,” you are in the right place. I meet my clients in an authentic and supportive manner, always applying my natural gifts of intuition, compassion and empathy, and from professional training and personal development. We all seek meaning and purpose in life and I have found mine in supporting other people through their journey. My experiences give me a sense of what you are going through. We all have times when we feel buried beneath the challenges of life and we need a gentle hand to help us out.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I combine years worth of life experiences that have been leading me here with pragmatic, evidenced based therapies to assist others on their journey to solid mental health. I combine attachment, self compassion, strengths, mindfulness and awareness, somatic/body and creative theories, uniquely for each client and their goals. I bring post traumatic growth and deep understandings from my own, personal struggles with depression, grief and loss, chronic pain and anxiety. I walk the walk in my own life, as I am also learning new modalities and processing my own wounding. No one is perfect and I bring a loving kindness and self compassion to my work and to all those around me to be who we are authentically and honestly in a safe and secure environment.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Attachment Theory External link

    I believe that to heal we must feel, and that can be very scary to do alone or with a stranger. If you struggle with insecurity within yourself and relationships, connecting and building a trusting relationship with a therapist will take time. I utilize attachment and bonding interventions to holistically develop a trusted relationship between myself and the client to create a secure attachment.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    Whether you are looking for assistance and support for healing a specific mental health issue or trauma or you feel an overall sense of “this is not where I want to be in life,” mindful awareness and somatic-body interventions can be very beneficial. Using stress reducing meditations, increasing present awareness and self compassion and gentle care are all aspects of the work I utilize.

  • Humanistic  External link

    If it's a relationship issue, depression or anxiety, grief, or another of life’s many challenges, we all face times in our life where we feel overwhelmed and underneath the heaviness of life. Empathetic guidance and support can help us achieve our goals. I work with clients in an authentic and transparent manner, always applying my natural gifts of intuition, compassion and empathy.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Personal Growth External link

    Are you curious about yourself, your patterns, and your relationships? Are you struggling with a mental health issue that you might need some support in addressing? I believe that all humans are faced with problems and challenges in their lives and therapeutic connection and support is helpful for achieving positive mental health and resiliency. We all seek meaning and purpose in life.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    In life, we will experience some form of loss, whether the passing of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or the loss of hopes and dreams. I believe that an empathic, resilient, strengths-based approach will eventually result in your ability to discover your silver lining and deeper insight into yourself. Through therapeutic healing, we can develop inner wisdom unique to ourselves.

  • Body Image Issues External link

    Growing up in “diet-Culture” can leave us feeling less than loving towards our bodies. I understand. Whether it is disordered eating behaviors or shame about your body, I can offer support. Utilizing increased mind and body awareness and self compassion, we can become allies of our bodies.

  • Anxiety External link

    These are difficult, anxiety provoking times and we can all benefit from stress reduction and self care. My approach combines mindful awareness, self compassionate kindness and somatic-body techniques to reduce the challenges of living with anxiety and panic . I walk the walk too.

  • Depression External link

    Having experienced depression myself, I understand its challenges of shame, heaviness and isolation. After both studying and applying multiple therapeutic and alternative treatments to my own healing, I can help support your healing with compassion, kindness and useful tools to decrease your depression. I walk the walk too.

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