I'm Jessica Rodriguez, a bilingual Puerto Rican Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and mom of two based in New Jersey. My specialty is helping individuals prioritize their healing, wellness, and self-care without guilt. Life can be full of stressors that can leave you feeling anxious, irritable, depressed, overwhelmed, sad, and/or stressed. I understand how difficult it can be to navigate through those difficulties, and I'm here to help.
Using evidenced-based counseling modalities and interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness practices, I work with my clients to identify what is going on in their minds, bodies, and lives that may be leading to their difficulties. I'm interested in understanding more about you, what your day-to-day looks like, how your home and work life impacts you, and who is there to support you when you need it.
With my extensive experience working with individuals in counseling, I'm dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals and lead a happier, healthier life. If you need support along your healing journey and are based in New Jersey, I'm here to help. Book a session with me today and take the first step towards prioritizing your well-being.
MSW - Social Work, Rutgers University
I became a mental health professional because I witnessed individuals in my family and community struggle with mental health. I desired to work together with individuals who were ready to begin addressing problems in their lives and saw the mental health profession as a way to do so.
Outside of work, I enjoy engaging in dance, reading, traveling, learning a new language, and spending quality time with my family.
One thing that I like to do daily that supports my mental and emotional well-being is meditation. I notice on the days that I can meditate, I feel optimal and balanced.
I have read the book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz more than once recently. It was a quick and easy read and pointed to ways one can free themselves from self-limiting beliefs that may cause suffering and limitations in their life, which I found helpful and practical for my own life.
When I need to recharge, I like to spend time in nature, read books for leisure, and spend quality time with my family.
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