Jessica Feinsmith MA LPC

Jessica Feinsmith MA LPC (She/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor


We all have times when we feel buried beneath the challenges of life and we need a caring, compassionate hand to help us out.

Client Status

accepting clients



Telehealth Only


Portland, 97217

At a Glance


Rate: $150-$175

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2020

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
  • United Behavioral Health

My Ideal Client

I work with young adults who are ready to launch but feel lost, depressed, anxious, hopeless, alone. The world and its demands feel overwhelming. Perhaps social media has left you feeling disconnected and comparing yourself to who you think you should be. You have dreams and desires but feel a loss of motivation and interest. There's an overall sense of “this is not where I want to be in life" but you don't know how to get moving. Childhood may be in the past but adulthood feels daunting. 

My Approach to Helping

We all seek meaning and purpose in life and I have found mine in supporting people on their life journey. 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,” look no farther. By getting to know you and your history, and finding out what is stopping you from reaching the goals you have, we work together to unravel the past and the issues that are in your way of achieving the life you desire. I combine years worth of personal growth, world travels, graduate school and several prior careers to support and guide clients to achieve goals and live a fulfilling life. I utilize trainings in attachment theory, mindful self-compassion, solution-focused therapy, trauma-informed yoga therapy, and positive psychology in holistic and creative ways. I see clients in Washington and Oregon and accept OHP Reach out for a free consultation. I would be honored to meet with you and see if there is a fit.

More About the People I Treat

I work with individuals over the age of 17 and my specialty is working with young adults, ages 20-30. Prior to going into private practice, I worked on a college campus as a college counselor. Combining my young energy with my extensive life experience, I feel a deep connection with my young adult clients. From supporting clients with adulting skills and responsibilities to relationship, dating and family issues to substance abuse and disordered eating behaviors. I've also worked extensively with depression and anxiety, especially during and after Covid. I support clients to practice self compassion as a form of self care. To learn to hear one's own voice and desires and define one's path forward. To heal attachment traumas to experience loving, authentic relationships. To create a trusting relationship together to support you on whatever healing journey you are on. Please reach out if this sounds like it is what you are seeking. I accept OHP Healthshare Care Oregon insurance.

Techniques I Use


  • 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.

  • 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.

Issues I Treat


  • Anxiety External link

    These are difficult, anxiety provoking times and we can all benefit from stress reduction, self compassion and self care. My approach to decreasing anxiety utilizes practical, everyday techniques to reduce the challenges of living with anxiety, panic and fears of the unknown and uncertain future. We will explore the upside of anxiety and decipher what it is saying to you.

  • Depression External link

    Having experienced depression since I was a teenager, I understand its challenges of shame, heaviness and isolation. Together, we will focus on developing self compassion and resilience, utilizing self awareness and mindfulness to better understand and explore limiting beliefs to decrease your experience of depression andbself criticism. Depression is often a sign of anger turned inward. What are you holding in, holding back, needing to speak and process?

  • 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, body dysmorphia or shame about yourself, I can offer support. Utilizing therapeutic interventions, increased mind and body awareness and self compassion, we can become allies of our bodies and selves and heal the hatred and shame of being imperfect.

  • 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 friendship, 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, you will develop inner wisdom unique to yourself. I'm also very empathetic of pet loss and grief.

  • Personal Growth External link

    Are you curious about yourself, your patterns, and your relationships? Are you struggling with a mental health issue or addiction that you might need some support in addressing? All humans are faced with problems and challenges in their lives and therapeutic connection and support is helpful for the life you desire.

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