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Jessica Lichy, MA, LPC

"Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence." ~Peter A. Levine

Hello!

Thank you for the opportunity to be your psychotherapist!  I understand the freedom that comes when you are no longer limited by debilitating anxiety, depression, and trauma!  It is my hope that you will reach this experience as well through our work together.

My Story

I'm Jess!  I am married (previously Jessica Bylsma) to a freaking fantastic husband. Together, we have a blended family of five children, ages 12-24 years old. This is a second marriage for both of us after challenging marriages and divorces. This background is part of the reason I am passionate about helping relationships stuck in unhelpful patterns of communication and behavior! I am a retired United States Coast Guard Veteran and Texas native. I have extensive experience in helping fellow veterans, therapists, medical professionals, and their partners navigate unique circumstances.

Caring and collaboration

Why do you do this work?

I've been there; stuck in the cycle that started from my response to trauma. I have not experienced your trauma history, however I do understand.

Therapeutic work made a difference in my own life! It is a privilege to help clients improve their quality of life and their relationships. I'd like to meet you and hear what makes you, you! I accept people for who they are in their current life circumstances. It's important that you do not feel judged during therapy, especially since we are there together to help you move out of that pain kept you stuck. I understand the value it can bring to life to have an environment of warmth, connection, and at times humor while exploring personal growth. It is brave to take steps towards starting therapy, and strength comes from your decision to take ownership of your mental health. It is my hope you will feel comfortable, heard, and connected in our work together.

License, Qualifications, & Certifications

License

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, by the Texas State Behavioral Health Executive Council under the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors.
     

Educational Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Professional Counseling, Liberty University

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Liberty University

Therapist preparing for telehealth

Certifications

  • Clinical Trauma Professional, Level 2 (CCTP-II)

  • Certified Intergrative Mental Health Professional (CIMP)

  • Certified Dialectal Behavior Therapy Professional (CDBT)
     

Additional certifications to effectively address destructive relationship patterns and increase connection in couples:

  • Developmental Model (Emotion Focused Therapy/EFT)

  • Gottman Method

Prior certifications:
 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Health (CBT)

  • Clinical Telemental Health (CTMH)

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