Jessica Yarab - MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
• 2012 University of Tampa BS: Psychology
• 2015 Youngstown State University M.S.W. Master Degree in Social Work
• L.C.S.W Licensed Clinical Social Work
• Relationship Counseling
• Individual Psychotherapy
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my passion is helping people live their life to the fullest. Challenges, transitions and stressors are inevitable in this world, but I strive to use my education and experience to help adolescents, young adults and older adults live joy-filled lives, regardless of circumstances.
Life is full of transitions, and I have had my fair share of them as well. Originally from Youngstown, OH, I first made my way down to Florida for college, where I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Tampa. Early on into my undergraduate education I realized I wanted to be a therapist, with passions beyond limits, which led me to continue my education in Social Work. I continued my education back home, earning my Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Youngstown State University. I quickly returned back to Florida and dove into the Social Work profession, becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
I have always had the goal of private practice in mind, as I feel everyone needs a Therapist, even if for a brief season of life. I have a diverse background of experience in dual diagnosis – substance abuse and mental health disorders; along with veteran’s issues and hospice work. I am well versed in a wide range of areas including substance abuse, mood disorders, self-esteem concerns, body image concerns, anger management, grief and loss. This versatility is at the core of my work ethic as an LCSW, helping as many people as I can with whatever obstacles life is putting in front of them. Life is unique for everyone, and some transitions we face can be more difficult than others. It is my goal to work with my clients in finding what set of coping mechanisms will be most effective for them to live their lives to the fullest.
My approach to clinical work is holistic, solution-focused and direct. I believe in addressing all aspects of a person’s life – physical, spiritual, and environmental, as well as psychological to enhance positive outcomes. My approach to counseling is eclectic, based upon the needs and personality of my clients, but primarily guided by cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, strengths perspective, mindfulness-based therapy, and reality therapy. Our mind is a very powerful organ that deserves to be treated as such. I genuinely love how the mind functions and I’m determined to help navigate whatever challenges my clients may be facing. I’m here to help cultivate the best mind/body connection, always keeping overall wellness at the forefront for you depending on your individual needs.
My goal is to always work with my clients to identify the tools and insights that enable them to live abundantly outside the therapy room. I am committed to employing the most effective treatment strategies to best support you so you can create a healthier and more satisfying life, each and every day.
A few areas of focus for therapy:
• Addictions/Substance Abuse
• Aging/Phase of Life Changes/Life Transitions
• Anxiety/Feeling Overwhelmed
• Body Image/Self Esteem
• Work Stress
• Negative Self Talk/Cognitive Distortions
“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” -Anna Freud