Jessica Wade, MAMFT, LPCC
It’s nice to meet you.
Hi. I’m Jessica Wade. I own Alfa Counseling and Consultation. I am so glad you’ve taken a moment to become familiar with me.
In the therapy room, I listen before I speak. I ask thoughtful questions and am truly curious to know you deeply, so that I can collaborate with you to create a well-thought, customized and evidence-based plan to help in real and practical ways.
I chose to specialize in my practice so that I can focus on providing top-notch care. I am a firm believer that a jack-of-all-trades is a master of none, which is why I focus on my best work. I believe this is the level of care my clients deserve.
I help those who want to focus on relationships, life transitions, new parents, post-partum adjustment, infertility, as well as depression and anxiety, in Central Ohio. My clients can rely on me to provide truly customized care because of this clarity of purpose.
In addition to a Clinical Counselor license, I received the highest honors, graduating top of my class in both of my Master’s Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and in Christian Counseling. My approach to counseling is faith-embracing (meaning that I can help you explore YOUR own beliefs) and full of optimism for your growth and change. It is based firmly in evidence-based techniques such as Gottman relationship approaches, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to name a few.
I received my graduate clinical training in one of the nation’s front-runners in the practice of Narrative Therapy, where I gained valuable experience using this strengths-based approach to help couples and adult individuals make the life and relationship changes they desired. My post-graduate advanced training has centered on relationship, family, ethics, and post-partum treatment. While most counselors and social workers take just 1 or 2 classes on these topics, I have devoted my professional career to them.
Prior to branching out into business ownership, I worked in both a group private practice and in community mental health settings. I have continually sought rigorous opportunities to grow and develop as a clinician and as a leader. As a result, I gained the expertise necessary to carve my spot as a trusted resource to other professionals and a consultant to other therapists.
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Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (first licensed 2010)
Dual Master’s Degrees: Christian Counseling | Marriage & Family Therapy both with High Honors
Central Ohio Counseling Association Executive Council Chair person, Communications
National Association of Women Business Owners (Columbus, Ohio chapter), Communications Committee
Ohio Counseling Association
Member American Counseling Association
Gottman Educator: Bringing Baby Home
Volunteer: Mental Health America of Franklin County Ohio
Continuing Education in The Gottman Institute’s Bringing Baby Home, Post-Partum Mood Disorders, Family Counseling, Clinical Diagnosis (DSM-V), and Professional Ethics.Ohio License