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.
- Intimacy-related issues
- Eating disorders
- Self esteem
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 , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Hearing Impaired , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation / Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Visually Impaired , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
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
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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.
Jessica is simply the best. Her guidance and ability to help me/us approach difficult situations has been unmatched and greatly appreciated.
Jessica is Very relatable, which is key to feeling able to “open up”. That’s a key element to good therapy.
Jessica is both easy to talk to, she projects professional and competent help to us.
Very thoughtful and respectful. Great listener and offerred advice