Jessica Swidryk, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Was your child recently diagnosed with a Learning Disability or ADHD and you are worried about the emotional effects?

Signs of emotional difficulties due to a LD are lowered self-esteem, anxiety, reduced motivation, increased sadness or irritability, or physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach aches. I can help your child recognize and navigate negative feelings, develop coping tools/skills, and help them build healthy relationships with peers and at home.

Is your child unable to manage their time, follow a task to completion, or remember what you’ve just asked them to do?

Children with ADHD/ADD commonly have decreased executive functioning skills. I can help teach your children to use creative and simple techniques to master these deficits.

Do you need help determining why your child is having difficulties at school?

Visiting a school is an effective practice to understand your child’s progress, or lack thereof, in classes and within social situations. I offer school support to problem solve and help advise teachers and school staff as needed. A separate hourly rate applies for school visits. Please contact us to learn about the different tiers of support I can help with.

Is your child having anxiety or struggling from the effects of divorce, loss, or a life transition?

I have 15+ years of experience and can help children with the uncertainty and doubt caused by major life events.  Kids say I am easy to hang out with and parents say I go to great lengths to help solve issues and understand the root of the problem.

I specialize in helping children and adolescents with:

  • Social, Emotional and Behavioral disorders including:
    • anxiety
    • depression
    • autism spectrum disorders
    • ADD/ADHD
    • learning differences
    • genetic disorders and other health impairments.

I am committed to helping children and adolescents fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives.

In addition to clients who are private-pay, I am currently in-network with the following insurance:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (all plans)

If you have questions or are ready to begin counseling, contact us today. Charleston Counseling Center accepts a variety of insurance plans and our friendly administrative staff will get you scheduled with the best clinician for your goals. Don’t continue to feel alone in your struggles, we are here to help.


With their permission, here are some experiences of former clients…

Jessica put my child at ease, and my child quickly became comfortable with her.