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LCSW Jessica Zike

Online counseling

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Jessica Zike is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LCSW
Years in Practice: 20

My name is Jessica and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and Maryland with 20 years' experience in many states on the East Coast. My Masters in Social Work is from Boston University and I love assisting others to make changes and improve their lives.

I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns, through brief and long-term therapy. I have special expertise in stress reduction, anxiety, career issues, and addiction recovery.

It is important to me to really get to know the person I am working with and adapt my counseling style to meet your needs. I like to set practical goals to help you make changes in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that solve problems. I try to provide resources and worksheets so you can continue to focus on your growth outside of messaging or live sessions.

If you want support to start addressing the issues that are holding you back and causing you discomfort, then I would really like to work with you. I check emails and respond multiple times between 9 AM - 2:30 PM on weekdays and offer live chat, phone, and video sessions. We can use about an hour a week through detailed email check-ins or a 45-minute weekly live session and a few briefer email check-ins. My availability for live sessions is only between 10:00 AM-2:30 PM Monday-Friday. It is hard to make this first step and I commend you and hope to work with you.

Take care of yourself,

Jessica Zike, LCSW

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $35 to $80 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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26 Reviews
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She is beyond amazing, who cares and listens to your concerns and feelings.

H.A.·Nov 20, 2020


Jessica is always supportive.

T.H.·Jun 17, 2020


My counselor through BetterHelp has been the best therapy I've ever had. Jessica challenges me, encourages me and helps me see what is right in front of my face! I highly recommend Betterhelp. Letting it out us always better than keeping it in.

S.A.·Jun 08, 2020


Jessica has been a great listening ear. She has as well sent me useful information and tools to help cope. She responds fast and I really enjoy the video chats. I have a son who has a developmental delay and relationship that has issues and it has been nice talking to her about both.

E.R.·Jun 02, 2020


Jessica is available, present, and full of good resources.

J.E.·Jun 02, 2020


I like Jessica. She listens and points out things that can be understood in a different way than what I've said. I appreciate candid, yet objective feedback. Jessica meets that criteria.

R.I.·Jun 01, 2020


Jessica is amazing, I have had a very rough 2019 and Jessica has helped me put it into perspective and helped me make it through and how to make 2020 a better year. Not sure where I would be right without here.

T.H.·Feb 13, 2020


Jessica has been amazing! Immediately I felt secure knowing she was taking my concerns seriously. Within a couple of days she had created goal plans for me which have been incredibly helpful. When I don’t reach out she stays on top of me and sends me messages almost daily letting me know she is always around to listen. I will absolutely, and already have one friend interested, recommend better help and Jessica. Thanks again!

N.O.·Feb 07, 2020


Therapy? Doesn't it usually have a negative connotation? Not BetterHelp, it's been refreshing to talk to a trained therapist that has been matched to your needs. My counselor, Jessica, has given me advice, encouraged me to do new things, and supports my healthy decisions. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

S.A.·Feb 03, 2020


I have never met Jessica, but she knows me and has insight such that she can see what is going on clearly over a simple string of text messages. This is what I came to this platform to find and it has been a huge asset to have in my corner to navigate my day to day in a more healthy way.

J.E.·Jan 16, 2020


Jessica is a fantastic counselor and has helped me deal with my issues in healthy, positive ways. I cannot recommend her enough!

S.H.·Sep 04, 2019


Jessica is amazing. She is so compassionate, understanding, insightful, and helpful. She really takes the time to get to know me, and how to best help me. I keep thinking she's going to run out of ideas, but that never happens. This isn't cookie cutter counseling, but genuinely tailored to your needs. I couldn't recommend her more!

N.A.·Jun 14, 2019


Jessica already knows how I feel about her service. She is amazing. I would recommend her or BetterHelp to anyone

K.R.·Jun 06, 2019


Jessica is fantastic! She really takes the time to analyze all my feelings and concerns and I love the worksheets that she sends for me to work on!

M.E.·May 28, 2019


Jessica is professional and knowledgeable but also still very approachable and friendly. She has been a great fit for me so far and I really value her advice and expertise, which has allowed me to face new problems and conflicts in-between sessions with the tools I need to stay calm and think things through rationally instead of being paralyzed by anxiety and obsessive thoughts.

M.A.·Feb 12, 2019


Jessica is wonderful. She listens and responds with the appropriate balance. She stays in touch between sessions and she cares. I highly recommend Jessica!

S.T.·Jan 14, 2019


For the short time I had Jessica, she was AMAZING! I wish I did not have to switch but she was a great listener and very supportive!

L.A.·Jan 12, 2019


Jessica is great and gets my needs and very supportive.

T.H.·Dec 20, 2018


Jessica is a fantastic counselor! I am so glad that she was matched with me. She listens to my concerns and we are working through them. She also gives me space and time to go down a different path or work on something else.

K.A.·Dec 14, 2018


Jessica is a caring professional. She's insightful and provides excellent resources to help me on my journey. I couldn't imagine a better resource to work with!

R.A.·Dec 14, 2018


Jessica is kind and helpful, she always makes me feel better after we video chat.

L.I.·Dec 04, 2018


Jessica is a great counselor and I can't recommend her enough! She is very responsive and takes the time to understand what your concerns are and how she can help. Not only is she responsive to your messages, but if she hasn't heard from you in a day or two she'll follow up to check in and see how you're doing. For someone who is busy and gets caught up in everything going on, this is a great reminder to stop and evaluate. She pushes you to think beyond just the surface issue and what might be causing the underlying issue. Sometimes it's uncomfortable evaluating yourself in ways you haven't before, but for me I need someone who pokes me with a stick and forces me out of my comfort zone.

S.T.·Nov 05, 2018


Jessica has been great to work with. She's been respectful of my time and is providing the right balance for my particular situation. I would highly recommend her.

H.A.·Oct 18, 2018


I was hesitant in trying online counseling, but my best friend pushed me while I was in between insurances. I tried it out and randomly given Jessica Zike who has been refreshingly professional, prompt to respond, and available with resources for various struggles I have shared. "It's not be affordable" you say, but I say, my mental health is anything BUT affordable!

S.A.·Oct 11, 2018


Jessica is very caring and responsive.

E.L.·Sep 25, 2018


Jessica is very receptive to my problems and insecurities and does a great job of making me feel like I have someone there to help me.

M.A.·Aug 16, 2018


Jessica Zike offers counseling online via BetterHelp

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling.
  • Convenient: Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate as often as you want and whenever you feel it's needed.
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