My name is Jessica Carlson, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Nationally Board Certified Counselor, specializing in individual and family therapy, with a private practice in Winter Springs, FL.
With over 14 years experience as a psychotherapist, and as a graduate of The University of Michigan and Oakland University specializing in Sociology and Counseling, I am currently serving as a private practitioner working with children, teens, and adults. I have a few areas of expertise, and among them are treating traumatic grief, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and emotional challenges associated with living with chronic pain.
In addition to being a prominent child and individual therapist, I have presented at local conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Grief and Loss, Trauma in Children, Play therapy tools and EMDR with Children, Starting and Maintaining a Successful Private Practice, and Stress Management without Stressing Out.
I make it a point to be an interactive, solution-focused therapist, and my therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I also integrate complementary methodologies and techniques (such as EMDR and EFT) to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their own strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Masters of Arts in Counseling
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
National Certified Counselor
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL)
Board Approved Intern Supervisor (FL)
Certified Crisis Responder
Certified Bereavement Facilitator
Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (MI - not current)
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Training, Orlando, FL
Crisis Responder, National Organization of Victim Assistance
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training, EMDR Institute
Bereavement Facilitator training, American Academy of Bereavement
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing training, Oakland County (MI) Crisis Response Office
Other specialities and experience