Jessica Pontis

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

Jessica graduated from Loyola University Chicago’s Master of Social Work program with a concentration in mental health. Jessica believes in the power of an honest, open, and empathetic space of healing. When individuals feel heard, validated, and supported in a non-judgmental environment that is when the healing begins, and Jessica works to create exactly that for her clients. Jessica strives to assist clients in navigating their lives to help them reach their goals. She focuses on the strengths of each individual and walks with them as they move through whatever challenge life presents.

About Jessica

Jessica is experienced in utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Practices, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy. Additionally, she has experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, mood disorders, life transitions, and relationship issues.

A Note From Jessica

I wanted to work as a therapist after recognizing the impacts that trauma, social issues, cultural needs, and economic impacts can have on a person’s mental and emotional health.  I try to practice in a humble and open way which I feel has helped me connect with my clients and promote an environment where they can feel safe and supported. I firmly believe that everyone deserves a space where they can feel free to be who they are without judgement or guilt, and I want my practice style to reflect that. I operate from a humanistic space of compassion and kind accountability.

When not with clients, I love to explore the food scene in Chicago, spend time with and spoil my two cats, and love to stay active through running and kickboxing.

While her office is located in downtown Chicago next to Millenium park for in-person sessions, she also welcomes and serves clients for online therapy from anywhere in Illinois. Clients from the Chicagoland area may choose in-office or online therapy and usually commute from surrounding areas such as River North, South Loop, West Loop, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Logan Square, Wicker Park, Bucktown and many more.

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