About Jessica Getson

As a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, I provide counseling in my private practice to clients throughout Philadelphia and the suburban Main Line. I specialize in helping adolescent and adult individuals and families suffering from Addictions (Substance, Behavioral and Food) and Eating Disorders. My practice also focuses on helping those with Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. I maintain a practice designed to help people through a wide variety of mental health disorders, emotional difficulties and transitional life events.

Is Your Teenager Experiencing Stress?

A recent US News article, “Teen Stress: How Parents Can Help,” examines some concerns that promote teenage stress. Among the many issues that create tension for teens are anxieties about social pressure, grades, and finding a job. Furthermore, some teens also worry about the stress in their family life, such as their parents’ jobs or marriage. [...]

Psych Meds: Is the Perception of Them Changing?

Psychiatric medications can be beneficial for enhancing mental stability and helping you have a happier, healthier lifestyle. Patients take these medications for a variety of reasons, some of which include depressed mood, anxiety, mood stabilization and reduction of psychotic features. It can be overwhelming and traumatic to be diagnosed with a mental health issue and then [...]

International Study Reveals Similarities of Some Mental Health Conditions

Dr. Smoller headed an international study that may help treat and diagnose mental health conditions. Researchers throughout the world reviewed a large sample of more than 61,000 chromosomes. The data revealed that Major Depressive Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Attention-Deficit Disorder and Autism have some similarities; researchers are hopeful that the findings can shed light on [...]

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Lack of Sleep Can Impair Mood and Affect Marital Relationships

The overall mood of spouses can affect the quality of their marital relationship. Studies suggest that one activity that impacts the mood of individuals is the quantity and quality of their sleep. A 1997 cummulative sleepiness study was conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Psychiatry. The study revealed that sleep deprivation contributed to tension and stress that [...]

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