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Jessica Block


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What Thriving means to me

Thriving to me means being in a place where I am able to recognize both my limits and my potential. I thrive when I am able to accept myself as I am, express my feelings and define my needs while dedicating time and energy to my values and priorities. It is a place of both knowing and unknowing and therefore growing into the best version of myself.

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About My
Areas of Focus

My focus is on perinatal and postpartum mental health, including those who struggle with infertility. I help women navigate the transition into motherhood, helping mothers and those who desire to become mothers normalize their experiences while providing personalized space for the expression of authentic thoughts and feelings. I strive to help mothers understand they are not alone, to decrease shame, increase connection, heal past hurts and increase definition of identity in perspective of the transformative experience of motherhood.

Why I love what I do

I love what I do because I have the opportunity to walk alongside many awe-inspiring people as they face difficult challenges in life. I am honored to be able to collaborate with my clients in recognizing and validating their emotions, challenging patterns that no longer are serving, and helping to nurture their strengths and goals through resources, knowledge, creativity and support.

my experience

I am a fully licensed clinical mental health counselor and have over five years of practice in the counseling field. I completed my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2017 from Appalachian State University. I have a certificate in Addictions Counseling and concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy. I have had training in the hospital setting as a counseling chaplain as well as have worked with those struggling with eating disorders in an inpatient facility. I have had focused training in Perinatal and Postpartum Mood disorders and am working towards certification.

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What i do

For Fun!

I love spending quality time with my husband, two daughters and dog. I enjoy being outside, taking small day-trips, playing board and video-games (one could say I have a bit of a competitive side!), listening to a good audio-book and watching cooking shows. I definitely have an artsy-part of me as I really like to draw, dabble in photography, decorate cookies, play instruments/sing and try new, creative projects.