Meet Jessica Bangel LMSW
Specializing in First Responders, Military Service Members & Families, Anxiety, Depression, & Life Transitions for Adults in Pasadena, MD
About Jessica Bangel
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Maryland. Therapy can be hard and uncomfortable for a lot of people. My aim is to connect with clients by meeting them exactly where they are, and to offer an open and judgment-free space to explore some of the most difficult questions and circumstances life has to offer.
All aspects of a person’s life are relevant to the therapeutic process, so it is important for me to get to know my clients beyond what brought them to therapy: culture, work history, family and relationships, values, and any additional relevant history.
I believe the therapeutic process starts with active and empathetic listening to unearth the circumstances that lead individuals to seek positive changes in their lives. Clients are the experts in their own lives and have within them the strengths and skills necessary to achieve the changes they are seeking.
My role is to provide clients with a professional, open, safe, and non-judgmental space to collaborate on goals, explore resources and values that can benefit the therapeutic journey, challenge beliefs that are irrational or create hardships, and engage in evidence-based processes that best address the needs of the clients.
My graduate specialization was centered on social work in the workplace, so I have a deep understanding of workplace trauma to include, but not limited to, bullying, harassment, and work performance issues. As an active-duty veteran and current member of the Maryland Air National Guard, I have a passion for serving veterans, active-duty personnel, military reservists, Guardsmen, first responders, and their families.
Work related Issues
Insurance & Fees
- pending Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- pending Cigna
My approach incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused treatments, and motivational interviewing techniques with trauma-informed practice.
Clients who work best with me
√ I work well with clients from all backgrounds who are ready to try new things, engage in a collaborative therapeutic process, and are willing to take steps, however small or big, to improve their circumstances.
√ Clients who bring things into the counseling room so that we can move forward towards your goal.
√ Clients who want to be better than they are today.
Fun facts about me
I enjoy being outside and active.
Family time is important to me but I’m always juggling something.
I love audiobooks and learning new things.
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