Jessica acquired her Bachelor's in Art Therapy from Springfield College focusing on the therapeutic nature of creative arts. She then acquired her Master's and New York Licensure in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College, expanding her knowledge of various psychological treatments, techniques, studies, and theorists.
Her Art Therapy internship took place at Rockland County Psychiatric Center: The Living Museum, catering to adults with chronic and severe psychotic disorders who lived onsite. Her graduate practicum took place at Long Island Jewish: Zucker Hillside Hospital, which is an outpatient adult day program focusing on adults with chronic and acute psychiatric issues. Additionally, Jessica has practiced at a variety of settings including: "CREATE, Inc.," an OASIS substance abuse outpatient facility in Harlem specializing in drug and alcohol intervention, "Counseling In Schools" working alongside children aged 4-13 in a public school setting, and lastly at "Community Counseling and Mediation", an outpatient mental health facility catering to children, adolescents, adults and families. The variety of placements and clientele have contributed to Jessica's ability to adapt and desire to continue learning.
Gravitating towards Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I focus on taking the maladaptive thought or behavior that is causing negativity, and effectively work to change them to positive thoughts or behaviors. As someone with knowledge in numerous therapeutic treatments, my desire to learn and adapt is brought into my sessions as I incorporate a variety of psychotherapy techniques based on the inpidual client's needs. Specialty areas include anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, psychotic disorders, inpidual, family or couples counseling.
The human experience is as various as it is convoluted, everyone needs a mental tune-up once in a while and I provide a healthy and safe outlet for that to occur. My friendly yet professional outlook has helped to cultivate a supporting environment for all of my patients.
To book an appointment with Jessica Prichett, LMHC, please schedule under Anthony Freire, MA, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC's calendar.
* Please note that we will try our best to accommodate any therapist requests, in the event that we are unable to do so please know that all staff have extensive clinical training.