Jessica Martin is a Mental Health Counselor in North Kingstown, Rhode Island with expertise in anxiety, resiliency, burnout, first responder mental health, mind-body wellness, and life transitions.
Many of my clients struggle with a sense of feeling "stuck," wanting to make a change but unsure how, and experience anxiety or depression as a result. We can embrace and use the chaos in the midst of major life transitions, such as moving, career changes, loss, welcoming a child, or marriage/divorce, when old wounds can resurface, triggering patterns of perfectionism, self-doubt, and relationship difficulties. During these difficult times opportunities to chose new patterns and responses can shape the life we had into the one we want. Embracing the muck through humor, nature, and conscious boundary setting change becomes a choice, not something happening to us.
When working with individuals, my approach is rooted in several evidence-based practices, including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, somatic movement and mindfulness. The common thread these practices share is a focus on helping clients reconcile their values and ideal self with their behaviors, so that they can begin to make targeted change. Additionally, they help clients understand their physical response to external stressors, and introduce ways to access a state of inner calm.
My first priority is the experience of their clients. together we will do the hard work to ensure you feel truly seen, heard, and cared for from the first phone call to the final session.
*Sessions are often supervised by Freyja the judgmental kitten and her doggy siblings, Wagner and Olive.
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Trauma - moving beyond the limitations we have learned to govern ourselves by
Mind-body wellness - a balance of physical, emotional and spiritual health involving changing thought patterns, nourishing the soul and challenging our bodies to impact quality of thought, self-esteem, and belief systems
Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
First responder mental health - Including profession specific issues, integration of experiences and development of skills to improve work-life balance
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:
Please note that Jessica is not seeing teens or couples in her practice at this time.
Private Practice, Present
Anchor Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 2015 - Present
Family Services of Rhode Island, Clinical Manager, 2013 - 2015
Child and Family Services of Newport County, Clinician, 2012 - 2013
Butler Hospital, Social Services Clinician in addiction treatment, 2011 - 2012
Day One Rhode Island Rape Crisis Center, Intake Manager, 2007 - 2010
Salve Regina University, MA in Holistic Counseling, 2013
Westfield State College, BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice, 2000