Mrs. Jessica E Katz, MS, LCMHC, LMHC

(She, Her)
Preferred Name: Jessica

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Jessica, who also goes by “Jess” or “Jessy”, has been a mental health professional since 2004. Her early work was with foster families and children who suffered significant trauma. Her work during her Master’s program was in shelters and day programs where clients were “in the system” of CINS/FINS or DJJ. Post Master’s, she has worked with several children and families who had been displaced by child/family services. Since then, she has been in private practice (8/2013), where she continues to encourage clients to listen, respect, honor, and appreciate themselves and others as Valuable and Important, while also contributing to what matters most at that time; including safety and trust. Jessica grew up in Upstate New York, where she learned to ski and drive manual transmission. She lived in Florida for nearly 21 years, where she learned to surf and train for a mini-Triathlon. She relocated to Utah in 2020, where she continues to train for a mini-Tri and would love to return to the slopes. She enjoys reading for educational purposes but also true crime/mystery and bio/autobiographical. Jessica is married and has 2 cats; Raja and Trouble and 2 dogs; Choco and Latte,

Education & Experience

Your counselor earned an Associate in Arts in Psychology from The Sage Junior College of Albany (JCA) in Albany, NY (1993); a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Minor in Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) of Troy, NY (1996); and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology/Mental Health from Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) in Orlando, FL (2009). Your counselor graduated with high honors at JCA and PBA as well as maintained Dean’s List while attending RPI.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Jessica is a member of the Space Coast Mental Health Counselors Association (FL), Utah Mental Health Counselors Association (UT) and EMDRria. She has been a Beyond Consequences Institute (BCI) Certified Instructor of Parenting Classes since 2008. In the past, Jessica has held support groups for parents and children. She has helped with the research and assembly of the book Dare to Love by Heather Forbes, LCSW; a scientific look at behaviors as well as answers to several common questions asked by parents of children with difficult behaviors. She began training for certification in EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing), which began in 2019, completed training in 2022,.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self-Harm
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

Optum, Beacon (Carelon)