Jessica Bearden, LPC

Location(s): Boaz

Jessica joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2020, but she has been working in the mental health field for over 3 years! She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Communications (with a focus in Public Relations) and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Jacksonville State University.

Jessica enjoys working all ages, but she specifically enjoys working with clients ages 17-21 because they are going through such a unique time in their lives. She says “It’s the in between being a kid and an adult. You’re figuring a lot of things out at that time. Those sessions are where the big life questions get asked.” She uses Play Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy.

Highlights -
American Counseling Association, Alabama Counseling Association, ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider, Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider
Jessica practices wellness by playing spending time with her friends and family, going to the gym, reading, journaling, and spending time outside. She has a dog named Grayson and 2 cats: Molly and Jewels. A few interesting facts to help you get to know Jessica better: Her favorite books include "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky, "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman, and "The Gifts Of Imperfection" by Brené Brown. She has always found a special connection with Pocahontas from the Disney movie because Pocahontas was peaceful but still valued justice - traits that Jessica has always strived for!