GET TO KNOW your therapist
Jolanta Jarosz McNamara, LCPC
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. (Marie Sklodowska Curie)
Insurances I Accept:
- BCBS PPO
- BCBS HMO Northshore
- Ages 9 to 99
Who Am I?
I love working with:
- Teens with anxiety and depression.
- Adults struggling with anxiety, depression, life’s transitions and the complexities of life.
- Trauma survivors that want to process and move beyond their traumatic experiences, including first responders that experience trauma on a daily basis.
- Couples and families that are trying to work through their relationship issues.
Some of my favorite approaches include:
In addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, focusing on the cycle of your thoughts, emotions and behaviors, I also utilize Solution Focused Therapy, helping you address specific issues, identifying and focusing on your strengths and addressing any obstacles so that you can achieve your goals.
If you’ve dealt with trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, post traumatic stress, disturbing memories, nightmares or triggering events, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an option that I’ve successfully utilized.
HOW I HELP
It is my belief that our relationship is critical to your success. My therapeutic style is empathetic and supportive, and I will do my best to help you find your inner strength, highlight your resilience and empower you to develop a tool kit to help you deal with the challenges that life brings to us. It is my goal to help you live your best life and be your best self.
I’ve also had a previous life in the world of Information Technology in a corporate environment so the stressors and the lack of a work/life balance in the business world are very familiar to me. Having firsthand experience in major life changes I can be your guide on your journey.
What it’s like in a session with me
More about me
I’m a passionate traveler and am always planning my next adventure. Spending time and sharing new experiences with family and friends is very important to me. Photography, pottery, reading and bingeing on British crime or mystery series are also on my list for down time.
I also spend time as a volunteer with the Anti-Cruelty. Society, chauffeuring my two therapy dogs to visit nursing homes, children’s museums, hospices and anywhere where they can bring their own brand of therapy to bring people joy. I’m also an officer in my community club and enjoy connecting with neighbors through a weekly newsletter.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Schedule your first appointment. For follow up appointments (existing clients), please contact your therapist at 773-774-4444.