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Jessica Kaplan(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode IslandMassachusetts
Anxiety Disorders -College & graduate student mental health-Adjustment difficulties & disorders-Panic attacks / panic disorder-Perfectionism-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-

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Professional statement

With over 15 years of post graduate experience, Jessica Kaplan has dedicated her career to supporting children, teens, families and young adults struggling to cope with worry, stress & anxiety. As of 2020 Jessica began working exclusively with emerging adults/adults ages 18-30 who present with symptoms of generalized anxiety and/or social anxiety and/or, specific phobias and/or mild/moderate OCD. She particularly enjoys working with college students and post graduate folks who are high achievers looking to establish and maintain balance in their lives.

Ms. Kaplan's clients tend to struggle with perfectionistic tendencies, a fear of failure or not being enough, difficulty quieting their mind from racing thoughts, & managing the physical symptoms of panic and anxiety. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach in her treatment of clients which emphasizes the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Learning to identify untrue and unhelpful thoughts (cognitive distortions) is key to being able to put things into perspective. With greater clarity often comes meaningful behavioral change and increased emotional stability. Mindfulness practices and other treatment approaches like exposure response prevention may be incorporated as is clinically indicated.

You can expect an active therapist who is both compassionate and empathetic, as well as able to provide valuable, evidenced based skills (this means they are backed by research and science) for managing worry and stress. You’ll learn how to reassure yourself that you CAN tolerate the exhausting and annoying effects of anxiety and panic on the body mind. You’ll learn that you are capable of more than you think, and that when you begin to set more realistic expectations of yourself and others the more productive you will be, and the more fulfilling your relationships will feel-- most notably your relationship with yourself.

Message to clients

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

Private Practice, Owner, Psychotherapist
Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center/ RI Family Court Mental Health Clinic, Clinician
NAFI Alternatives Residential Program, Clinician
Butler Hospital, Research Assistant

Simmons University, MSW, 2008
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, BA in Psychology, 2005


Rhode Island: ISW02109 - Massachusetts: 123727




Anxiety Disorders - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, and support around healthy relationships.

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (45min)
  • Initial session:$200 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Client testimonials

"Jessica was quick to assess, honest, and helpful."
- Zencare client January 2020
"Jessica was knowledgeable about the issue I was looking for help with, very professional, and able to help in a timely manner."
- Zencare client March 2020