Counselor / Therapist in Cherry Hill, NJ

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Jessica Ridgway, LAC

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Licensed Associate Counselor
Portrait Health Centers
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Specialties:Included but not limited to Anger/Stress Management, Anxiety Disorders, Academic Issues, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders, Attachment, Behavior Issues, Body Image, Communication Issues, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Grief and Loss, Identity Development, Marriage/Couples/Family Counseling, Parenting, Parents of Premature Children, Self ­Esteem, Self-Harm, Social Skills, Peer Relationships, Behavioral Concerns, Life Coaching, Trauma and PTSD, Impulse Control, Suicide Ideation, Life Transitions, Play/Art Therapy, Dual Diagnosis, Mood Disorders, Racial Identity

Populations: children, teens, adults, and seniors

Education and Experience: I have been in the mental health field for over 10 years while earning a master’s degree in mental health counseling and am currently working toward a doctorate degree in Psychology. I am easily approachable, friendly, and respectful to all which creates a comfortable, trustworthy, and non-judgmental environment. I believe building a relationship with a client is most important prior to commencing formal therapy. My sense of humor and genuine care for others allows for such rapport. I am hands-on with solution-focused approaches which provide tools for accomplishing people’s goals. I utilize various therapies depending upon which is most appropriate for people’s needs since every person’s situation is unique. I am sensitive to understanding different fears and anxieties that can be present during the therapeutic process and work to alleviate these as soon as possible. I enjoy being a positive aspect in people’s lives to assist in facing challenges and guiding people on how to enjoy a better quality of life.

I love animals, making people laugh, and value my family and friends. I grew up with diverse ethnic backgrounds and consider myself to be culturally competent. I love to cook and eat, am considered a movie buff, and love spending time with others.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Hypnotherapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Adoption  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Marriage Counseling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pet Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Play Therapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Couples Therapy  Problem Gambling
 Depression  Psychoanalysis
 Divorce  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Domestic Violence  Psychopharmacology
 Eating Disorders  Relationship Issues
 Educational Therapy  Religious Counseling
 EMDR Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Family Conflict  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Group Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards
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1873 E Marlton Pike, Suite 2C
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