Jessica Settle, MFT
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
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.
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.