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Maria Jessa, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

English, Tagalog



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Professional Experience

7 Years in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBTPet Loss Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger IssuesCareer Guidance, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women’s Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Counseling & therapy services:

Video counseling

Phone counseling

Live Counseling

Messaging Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Licenses and certifications:

LCSW-C: Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical

LMHC: Licensed Mental Health Counselor

LPC: Licensed Professional Counselor

LMFT: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


I was lucky to be matched with Maria. It feels like chatting with a friend, I’m comfortable enough sharing my thoughts and feelings, and Maria is always ready to listen.

I was hesitant to start counseling program but I got very lucky when they matched me with Maria. It feels like chatting with a friend, I’m comfortable enough sharing my thoughts and feelings, and Maria is always able to help.

Maria is a great counselor, I always choose her!

Written on October 23th, 2023 after therapy with Maria for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and ADHD

“She is a great listener, kind and open.”

Written on Dec 10, 2022 after counseling with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

“Maria really listened to us and helped us communicate better during the time our marriage was not going well She saved us from divorcing and brought us back together, Thank you Po!.”

Written on Feb 12, 2021 after marriage therapy with Maria for 2 year and 3 months on marriage issues, friction in the relationship and communication difficulties.

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