Coming from a diverse, multi-cultural and multilingual background, having lived on three different continents, I uphold the values of individuality, self-determination, respect, non-judgement, open mindedness and personal responsibility.
My clients tell me that what they find most helpful is my tendency to be direct and straightforward. My work is goal oriented in that I guide individuals toward life enhancing change and strive to do it as efficiently as possible by focusing on the here and now. I help create change by identifying parts of people's processes that, perhaps, having once served them well, are now working against them. My approach to therapy is a positive oriented approach based on a cognitive-behavioral and solution-oriented model that builds self-confidence by expanding on skills and changing ineffective behaviors.
- Licensed, board certified with over 35 years experience.
- Specializing in individual, relationship, young adult, LGTBQ, counseling.
- Couples counseling for reconciliation or divorce.
- Cognitive behavioral solution-oriented approach to treatment.
- 15 + years experience with police and fire department first responders.
INSURANCE GENERALLY DOES NOT COVER MARRIAGE/COUPLE'S THERAPY.
Insurance accepted: CareFirst, BCBS, Medicare.
Other insurances out of network
"You have been such a blessing to me. There were many days I walked into your office with my head down, my energy level shot and feeling very sorry for myself. Invariably, I would leave feeling much better and ready to take my next step. Somehow, I felt that you truly understood what I needed on those days. Your words were like a personalized prescription. You were always kind and considerate but often direct with your words. I never had to guess what your opinion was... And guess what? You were always right!"
Jean is flexible but tough. She is not afraid to express her views but leaves you to your own decision making. I've had several breakthroughs because of her no nonsense style. Her words stay in my mind long after each session. Thanks, Jean for your intelligence, your warmth and caring, as well as your dedication to your clients.
"Jean guided me in several areas in life and I'm most grateful. I found she was very easy to develop a trusting relationship with, she has a fresh, spirited and direct manner to zero in on what's appropriate. She's personable, intelligent and nurturing... a wonderful combination for an advisor."
"Your guidance carried me through rough times and still does. I am forever grateful. I thank you for your honesty, dedication, professionalism and for being a wonderful and gifted lady."
"You have been so helpful to me over the years, I could never praise you or give you anywhere near what you deserve.