Jessica Ngiam, LCSW

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Jessica Ngiam, AM LSW | Depth Counseling

✔️ Currently accepting new patients

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OFFICE

Telehealth

specialties

  • Anger
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  • Anxiety
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  • Autism/Asperger's
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  • Complex Trauma
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  • Death
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  • Depression
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  • Emotional Disturbance
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  • Existential Concerns
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  • Family Issues
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  • Geriatric
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  • Grief/Loss
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  • Hospice
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  • Intrusive Thoughts
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  • Life Transitions
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  • Older Adults
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  • Perfectionism
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  • Relationships/Attachment
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  • Schizoid Personality
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  • Self-Esteem
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  • Stress
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  • Trauma/PTSD

About

As a psychoanalytic therapist, my approach is based on a process of understanding the deepest realm of one’s feelings, needs, and wishes in a relationship-based engagement. My work is grounded in a developmental perspective that our past experiences and relationships – as well as thoughts outside our conscious awareness – influence our present-day feelings and behaviors. Understanding can help us to put things in perspective; however, understanding without a relationship where one feels connected and held by another person is not enough to bring about a new sense of emotional well-being. At the same time, a relationship without understanding is empty. I believe that taking the time to understand the underlying reasons for your unhappiness and difficulties in a therapeutic relationship that offers companionship and unique moments of play, humor, joy, recognition, seriousness, grief, and compassion as well as new, corrective emotional experiences can help you to realize a new sense and experience of being in the world.

I work with adolescents, young adults, and older adults who are experiencing difficulties with school/work/retirement, social and family relationships, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, self-esteem, death, loneliness, challenging life circumstances or events, and meaning in their lives. I help adolescents and young adults to navigate between external pressures in their surroundings and their innermost wishes, and actualize their potential. In my work with older adults, I help them to reflect on past and present accomplishments and disappointments, resulting in a greater capacity to continue living in the face of loss, bear loneliness, enjoy solitude, and experience meaning and fulfillment.

Psychoanalytic therapy does not offer surface-level solutions or a quick fix; it is a slow, depth-oriented process that requires commitment to the therapeutic work and relationship. With this in mind, I work with patients at a frequency of once a week, and welcome those who are interested in working two or more times a week. I invite you to contact me via phone or email; alternatively, you can schedule a phone consultation or meeting on my calendar by clicking on “Book an Appointment.” I look forward to meeting you.

Qualifications

AM, University of Chicago, Clinical Social Work

Certificate, Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought

BA, University of Illinois at Chicago, Philosophy and Applied Psychology

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