About

Finding a therapist can be the first step in a journey of healing and self discovery.  The process of finding a therapist can become overwhelming. Who will I choose?  How do I decide?  I believe that each individual needs to feel comfortable with whom ever they choose.  Some things to know about me:

-I believe in you.  It is possible for anyone to get a little lost, but we all have the power to make changes in our lives and the ability to get back on track.  Most of us just need a little guidance, motivation and hope.  I can help with that.

-Kindness is important.  Often times in relationships, we can say unkind things to each other or to ourselves.  I can help you refocus that energy to be more positive.  We will work through the anger and resentments together.

-Having gratitude is essential, however sometimes it can be really difficult.  I get that.

-I believe that when someone focuses on self-care and making changes for themselves, they can see great changes in all areas of their life.

-I take a holistic approach to working with people.  I believe in the mind/body connection.

My Counseling Philosophy:

I have been trained in a variety of thoughts of practice.  I mostly work toward providing my clients with practical skills, specifically cognitive behavioral therapy.  I believe that although our past experiences help to shape our thoughts, that we actually have the ability to change them.  I also believe that learning to be fully present in the moment can lead to more joy and I help others to learn this by incorporating mindfulness techniques into sessions.  Most importantly, I come from a strengths perspective, which means we build upon your existing strengths.

I look forward to meeting with you.  Please call me for a free phone consultation at 585-208-8140.

Education/Experience

State University of New York at Fredonia

Bachelors f Psychology

Minors: Women Studies and Sociology

University of New Hampshire

Masters of Social Work

License

Licensed Clinical Social Worker New York State

Jessica Fowler, LCSW, PLLC