Jessica Haklar - Jessica Haklar, MA (LPC Pending)

About

One of my favorite quotes is “listening may be the most powerful statement a person can make” because it is human nature to simply respond without trying to understand. However, not feeling heard can be such an isolating and hopeless feeling. I can bridge that gap for you and your family. I can help you find your voice again and gain control over your emotions and thoughts, so you can live a meaningful life.

I use an eclectic approach utilizing multiple theories depending on the individual and the symptoms. I tend to gravitate towards cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness work, gestalt therapy, exposure therapy, and behavior modification to name a few. I will provide the road map for your success by creating realistic and attainable short term goals.

I graduated from Dickinson College with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and received my master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Addictions from Chestnut Hill College. I am currently working on becoming a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have worked in community based mental health facilities for over 3 years. The population I treat is broad and includes children, adolescents, adults, and families. I can build rapport with almost anyone due to my professional and empathetic demeanor. Most recently, I have worked with weight management patients struggling with negative body image, food addiction, body dysmorphia, disordered eating, emotional, physical, and sexual trauma, low self-esteem, and negative self-talk. I have also consistently treated individuals struggling with symptoms of panic, depression, mood swings, anger, and flashbacks.

“You can do anything, but not everything. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it shows inner strength and the ability to truly know oneself”. I look forward to helping you gain balance and clarity in your life!

Links

Psychology Today