Jessica Frederic - MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
• 2012 University of Tampa BS: Psychology
• 2015 Youngstown State University M.S.W. Master Degree in Social Work
• L.C.S.W Licensed Clinical Social Work
• RYT 200 - Registered Yoga Teacher
• Relationship Counseling
• Individual Psychotherapy
Background: Originally from Youngstown, OH, I first made my way down to Florida for undergrad, where I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Tampa. Early into my education I realized I wanted to be a therapist, as that role came naturally to me from a young age. The education simply filled me with a passion beyond limits, which led me to continue my education receiving a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Youngstown State University. The breadth of my social work education provided the foundation for who I am as a clinician; approaching therapy from many different levels and angles with an emphasis on the interconnectedness of it all, especially the connection between mind, body and spirit.
I have a diverse background of experience and am well versed in a wide range of areas including mood disorders, self-esteem concerns, body image concerns/weight-loss, grief /loss, relationship distress, and life transitions. This versatility is at the core of my work ethic as an LCSW, helping clients recognize that life is unique, but emotions are similar. I'm here as a reminder that this human experience is challenging at times, but that you can overcome, you have the power and ability to create the life you want, and to live it to the fullest.
Life is full of transitions, and I have had my fair share of them as well. From relocation, to relationship changes, to career burnout, to a 130lb weight loss, to reevaluating beliefs, "norms" and behavioral patterns to cultivating self-love. Curiosity, openness, empathy, compassion and willingness were needed to come out on the other side each and every time. That is what I hope to aid my clients in gaining for themselves to overcome all of life's transitions.
My approach to clinical work is holistic, solution-focused and direct. I believe in addressing all aspects of a person’s life – physical, spiritual, environmental, and psychological to enhance all around positive outcomes. My approach to counseling is eclectic, based upon the needs and personality of my clients, but primarily guided by cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, strengths perspective, and mindfulness-based therapy.
My goal is to empower my clients to identify tools, insights and positive changes that will cultivate a life of authenticity.
A few areas of focus for therapy:
• Phase of Life Changes/Life Transitions
• Anxiety/Feeling Overwhelmed
• Body Image/Self Esteem
• Negative Self Talk/Cognitive Distortions
• Relationship distress/Communication
“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” ~Anna Freud