About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and certified clinical supervisor (CCS) in New Jersey with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, emergency psychiatric issues, addictions, gender, sexuality and lgbt-related issues, intimacy and relationship related struggles, eating disorders and related symptoms/behaviors, and ADHD and Spectrum disorders in both adults and children as well as overall struggles related to day to day stressors. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I also specialize in treating couples, adolescents, Veterans, and First Responders, as well as those seeking therapy grounded in faith and/or religious ideals. My role as a clinician is to guide and empower clients to identify clear goals and expectations for their time in therapy and then develop a plan together to reach these goals while practicing self acceptance, self love, and self validation. It is important to recognize that it takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. Specifically, working with couples, I will work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional intimacy with each other.


  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 23

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jessica O'Gara-Mankowski. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Jessica for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Jessica is simply the best. Her guidance and ability to help me/us approach difficult situations has been unmatched and greatly appreciated.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Jessica is Very relatable, which is key to feeling able to “open up”. That’s a key element to good therapy.

Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Jessica is both easy to talk to, she projects professional and competent help to us.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very thoughtful and respectful. Great listener and offerred advice

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