Jessica Poncer, LCSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adult & Pediatric

Jessica Poncer, LCSW

Jessica Fino treats patients between the ages of 6 and 35 years old. Life can be tough! Between school, work, and other life transitions and changes, it can get easy to feel overwhelmed. You may be reading this thinking that there is nowhere to turn. You may feel alone and be struggling to express yourself and your feelings effectively. It takes great courage to reach out for help and being here is the first step! Therapy is a place where you can not only come when things are tough, but also when things are going well. No matter what is going on in your life, I am here to help you find your voice.
As a young person, it is important to have a safe space to develop, learn, and grow emotionally. I am here to provide that space for individuals experiencing mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and behavioral concerns. I have developed a specialization in working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families within that safe space. I desire to create a therapeutic environment where everyone’s voice is developed and heard.

I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loras College and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I have worked at a residential treatment center for youth with behavioral concerns, a retirement community, community mental health centers, and most recently worked within the Cook County Juvenile Justice System. Within these settings, I gained experience providing individual, group, and family counseling to diverse populations and diagnoses.

In my practice, I use a variety of modalities which incorporate best practice from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy.

Specialties

  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Binge Eating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Couples Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Overeating
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irrational Fears/Phobias
  • Loneliness
  • Malaise
  • Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Pre-College Fears
  • Pre-Move In Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy
  • Worry

Education & Certifications

  • Chicago from University of Illinois

Locations

Bloomington, IL
808 S Eldorado Rd, Suite 102
Bloomington, IL 61704-6075
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