independent practitioner

Jessica Mathis, LPC

  • Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

 

Licensed Professional Counselor, Missouri

“I value the courage and vulnerability it takes to enter into a counseling relationship.
As someone who has experienced ‘bad’ counseling in the past, I place a high value
on the individuality of each client I work with and view them as the expert of their
experience. I will be there to help explore new perspectives, offer new skills, and to
challenge you towards your goals. I am humbled to share in this process with my
​clients, and I would be honored to walk alongside you in your journey towards healing as well.” -
Jessica

Jessica views each individual as a person that is not only wired for struggle, but, even more importantly, as a person that is also wired to overcome those struggles. She believes the active support, care, and skills available through a counseling relationship can be one of the most effective tools we use to battle against life's adversities.

Jessica is a Counselor with eight years of experience working in a variety of social services settings. In 2013, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in child, adolescent, and family therapy from Marquette University.  Her experience includes counseling children, teens, and adults struggling with a variety of challenges and diagnoses in outpatient, residential, and in-home settings. Some of her treatment focuses have included trauma (including PTSD), anxiety disorders, depression, dissociative disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and behavioral concerns in children.

Jessica believes a healthy therapeutic relationship is central to effective work in counseling, but she takes a variety of therapeutic approaches to best meet her client’s individual needs. Jessica often includes creative therapeutic activities such as humor, art, play, music, and psychoeducation in sessions.  As a Christian Counselor, it is Jessica’s goal to help others work towards healing within the context of their own faith, beliefs, and values. Counseling from a Christian perspective is available upon request.

 “You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”
-Brené Brown


 

jessica practices at our raytown and liberty locations and is not accepting new clients at this time.