Jessica Leser, CT

Jessica is a master’s level Counselor Trainee currently enrolled in the University of Dayton’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program who believes that the act of self-love encompasses a powerful motivation for facilitating lasting change.

Jessica obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Otterbein University. Throughout her undergraduate studies she gained interest in the relationship of social media consumption on self-esteem and self-comparison. Jessica continues to be interested in the theory of social comparison and its contribution on low self-esteem, as well as ways individuals can combat habits of negative thinking.

Jessica provides services to individuals of all ages as well as couples and families. She has a special interest in the treatment of mood disorders including anxiety and depression with the utilization of coping mechanisms such as boundary setting, improving relationships, and assisting individuals to nurture themselves in self-love and confidence. Jessica understands it can be easy to ruminate about the past and future and find difficulty with living in the moment. Her passion is to help individuals with these concerns and navigate setbacks of day-to-day life.

Jessica uses a holistic approach to understand the individuals mind, spirit, and body. She has a strong belief in building a solid foundation within the therapeutic relationship while providing a safe, comfortable and judgment free space for clientele. Jessica believes in a client-centered approach to therapy and use of cognitive behavioral therapy that helps a person take incremental steps toward a behavior change.  While Jessica is pursuing a higher level of licensure, she will be receiving supervision from Tasha Boyer, LPCC-S.

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys hiking and time spent in nature, tackling home improvements, and spending time with her family and animals.

Jessica can be reached at (614) 245-5544 or at Jessica@KovacsCounseling.com.