Jessica Craig Driggers, Ed.S M.Ed, LCMHC
Counselor. Consultant. Speaker.
I live by the philosophy that the opportunities are endless. This is how I position my work with clients. If I can instill that hope within my clients- the hard part is already done.
My counseling style is simple, yet powerful. I meet my clients exactly where they are, in a judgment-free zone. We identify what isn't working and set goals to identify what 'working' looks like. We explore habits, triggers and any barriers stopping you from getting to where you want to be. Unlike other counselors, I am action-oriented. We will talk, but you will work in session and outside of session.
Rarely does change come without action.
I give you the tools and I hold you accountable to using them. I use cognitive behavioral therapy with most clients, as well as the existential approach to counseling. This means that I look at the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, while exploring your value system and where you see yourself in the world.
I am trained in distance counseling, which means that we can meet online for counseling sessions if you live in NC and for consulting sessions if you live anywhere in world! I understand that our lives can be busy and hectic, so I work a flexible schedule with online sessions as an option in hopes of being available to those who need me. I am relevant on the times, and I assist my clients in healing considering the pressures and norms in today's society.
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"Jessica is such an amazing therapist and really helped me learn ways to deal with my past trauma/letting go issues. I have been to therapists before and because of my profession they think well “you already know this”. Jessica however actively listened, encouraged, and met me where I was without throwing my profession in the mix. I am forever grateful to have had Jessica as my therapist."
"Jessica was able to create a comfortable environment where our girls can have honest conversations around Mental Health. Our girls were able to gain important knowledge about themselves, and gather resources that would further support a healthy lifestyle. In addition to that, Jessica created a space where concerns and real life scenarios were discussed and shared in a judgement free group. Jessica has a great ability to connect with our youth, which makes her an amazing and dynamic facilitator to have."
"Jessica is very knowledgeable and professional. She has helped me work through difficult times and pushed me to think about life's obstacles in a new way. If you are looking for a therapist who is passionate, friendly and will take you to a new level I'd recommend Jessica."
"Jessica has been essential in starting my own private practice. She helped guide and inform every step of creating my own practice and has been THE reason I decided to make this career choice. Knowledgeable, experiences, and well-versed in all things private practice!"
"Jessica is hands down the best therapist in Charlotte, NC. As a medical provider who refers patients to her practice for counseling, I can tell you that her approach works. She is intuitive and doesn't refrain from pointing out the patterns in behavior that are keeping patients from being emotionally and mentally healthy."
— Local South Charlotte Psychiatrist, M.D.
"In our middle school parent lunch and learn 'Tackling Anxiety and Making it Tangible for Our T(w)eens,' Jessica did a wonderful job of explaining about anxiety and how it manifests in our students. In addition to being knowledgable, Jessica was very organized, well spoken, and personable. Our parents left with a great level of understanding while feeling heard."