Jessica Slavin Connelly, MSW, LICSW
EXPERIENCE

I have experience successfully treating clients with a wide variety of concerns:


Individuals:

  • Anxiety (both general and specific)
  • Depression (chronic and situational)
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Body Image and Self Esteem
  • Issues concerning Food, Healthy Living, Diet and Eating Disorders (including Compulsive Eating and Body Dysmorphic Disorder)
  • Romantic relationship issues (finding love, exiting and entering relationships)
  • Mid Life Transitions; including Work and Career Counseling
  • Spiritual Questioning
  • Grief and Loss
  • Sexuality and Sexual Questioning
  • Men’s Issues
  • Adult Learning Disabilities
  • Addiction
  • Relationship Issues in couples, families, siblings, parent-child, co-workers
  • Stress and Anger Management
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Parenting and Family Concerns
  • Caregiver Support
  • Families in the midst of crisis (adjusting to recent separation or divorce, recent illness/death/loss, children/teen crisis, experiencing a recent learning, emotional, or physical diagnosis of a family member)

Couples:


I enjoy working with couples interested in improving their communication and enhancing their relationships.  Couples can utilize therapy as resource for strengthening their relationship in a number of ways, including:

  • Communication skills training
  • Preparation for Marriage or Life Transitions
  • Interfaith Counseling
  • Sex and Intimacy
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  • Managing life stress or specific transitional crisis
  • Working through issues of co-dependency
  • Life mapping and goal setting
  • Family planning

Couples can also benefit from therapy when facing crisis, such as infidelity, issues of addiction, infertility, bereavement, job loss, or to repair and renew the relationship.

Issues of Childhood and Adolescence:

  • Learning Disorders (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Disorders, Non Verbal Learning Disorder, Executive Functioning)
  • Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Speech and Language Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders/ Asperger's Syndrome
  • Tourette's and Tic Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders (Separation, Specific Phobia, Social Phobia, Obsessions and Compulsions, Trauma)
  • School Avoidance
  • Depression
  • Socialization and Friendship Skills
  • Responding to bullying, self esteem
  • Self harming and risk behavior 
  • Childhood obesity and healthy lifestyle