Jessica Settle, MFT
Poncey Highlands location
I strive to be an empathic, caring listener and I believe in being both authentic and collaborative with my clients. Each counseling relationship is unique, so I tailor our work to your individual needs and situation.
My approach to counseling is informed by a number of insight-orientated theories of counseling, as well as my understanding of attachment, interpersonal, internalized oppression, and contemporary modern and postmodern perspectives. I use Gottman method for couples counseling--the most proven and effective form of couples therapy based on decades of research.
who I work with
I enjoy providing specialized counseling services to clients of all ages and backgrounds, especially young adults and couples. I have completed specialized training in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy through the Gottman Institute (level 1 and 2) and will complete level 3 Fall 2018.
I am passionate about helping people, especially those with the following concerns:
- multicultural and inter-cultural issues
- past hurts and trauma
- significant life challenge or transition
- experiencing relationship distress
- pre-marital and pre-commitment
- Mondays through Thursdays
- Convenient daytime, afternoon and evening hours
To schedule, please view my availability through the online portal or call 678-999-3390 or email our administrative assistant, Tiffany Evans, at Tiffany@counselingatl.com, for help with scheduling.
I am a native midwesterner from Indiana, but I have lived much of my life abroad, where my love for cultural diversity blossomed and became a significant part of my worldview. I moved back to the United States to attend college at Taylor University where I fell in love with psychology, which fueled my desire to help people who are hurting.
Although I enjoy traveling and connecting with other cultures, the Atlanta area feels like home to me. Since college, I have also tried understand my own personal struggles in navigating loss, life challenges, relationship difficulties, and the path to greater mental and physical wellness.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
I completed a Master of Family Therapy (MFT) at Mercer University, and I completed my undergraduate education in Psychology at Taylor University. I successfully completed the Graduate Counseling Internship for Counseling ATL's Couples Counseling Training Program from 2017 - 2018 under the supervision of Stephanie Cook, LCSW.
I previously worked as a case manager for individuals and families who were suffering from severe mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. I also worked in a transitional group home for young adult women who were rescued from abusive homes.
The initial assessment (80 minutes) is $150. All sessions thereafter are $125 per session. Insurance is not accepted, and these services cannot be counted towards insurance deductibles for work with pre-licensed therapists.
If you are in need of even lower rates, please visit our "Low Cost Counseling Services in Atlanta" web page for additional counseling resources in the Atlanta area. Our graduate interns offers counseling services at a very reduced rate, so that we may reach further into our community and provide services to those who may not otherwise afford it or have access to care or resources.
I have completed my Master's Degree in Counseling, and am currently working towards completing full licensure. Stephanie Cook, LCSW, owner of Couples Counseling ATL, also provides me with mentoring and supervision.