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Jessica Otten, MA, M.Ed., LPC, LCDC, NCC, CART

I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. I have a certificate in the treatment of compulsive shopping and spending from the Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending and Hoarding. My education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Indiana University, a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Texas Christian University and a Master of Education degree in Community Counseling from the University of Houston-Victoria. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in the US and abroad.

I believe addiction and mental health illnesses affect not only the person diagnosed but their loved ones and caregivers, as well. I also believe, understanding a person’s culture and life experiences are critical for successful counseling.

I approach counseling using a variety of therapeutic techniques that include Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe the way we think about ourselves can have a positive and/or negative impact on our daily lives. For clients struggling with addiction, I believe working the 12 steps will offer a sense of peace and self-reflection during our journey.

I look forward to providing a caring, safe place in order to achieve positivity and personal goals.

Below is a general list of areas this Therapist works with:

Alcohol Addiction                                          Emotional Disturbance

Gambling                                                        Emotion Regulation

Substance Abuse                                            Gender Identity Issues

Cutting (Self Harm)                                        Life Coaching

Food Addiction                                               Life Transitions

Internet Addiction                                          OCD

Pain (Seeking)                                                Intrusive Thought

Shopping Addiction                                       Parenting

Video Game Addiction                                  Peer Relationships

Working Addiction                                        Perfectionism

ADD                                                              Postpartum

ADHD                                                           Pregnancy

Alzheimer's (Caregivers Support)                 Self-Esteem Issues

Anger Management                                       Sex/Intimacy

Anger Management (Court Ordered)            Asexual

Anxiety                                                          Bisexual

Bipolar Disorder                                            Homosexual

Bullying                                                         Omnisexual/Pansexual

Career Counseling                                         Social Anxiety

Codependency                                               Stress

Coping Skills                                                 Suicidal Ideation

Court Ordered                                               Transgender

Depression                                                    Weight Management

Body Image                                                 Weight Loss

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