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Beauty in the Balance LLC

Come find beauty in the balance.


“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”

Pema Chodron


A Bit About Therapy

I am passionate about connection, healthy relationships, and embracing our diversity. It is my goal to provide a safe space where you can come and express the fullness of who you are while exploring your goals to achieve holistic wellness.  I believe that the client is the expert on themselves and uses an integrative and collaborative approach to therapy to assist clients in identifying strengths and goals for improvement. I value the power of the therapeutic relationship and believe that healing begins when a person receives genuine empathy, safety, and unconditional positive regard. My areas of interest include grief, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and identity development.


Get to Know Me

Jessica Stewart, LAPC, NCC

**Under Supervision and Direction**

Jessica obtained valuable experience working at an Atlanta based center, where she provided counseling to individuals, children, and couples who have experienced trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, addictions, grief, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. Jessica also worked with young adults at a homeless shelter who have complex trauma and are experiencing difficulties in their life’s transitions including, suicidality, depression, mood disorders, and grief. Jessica has worked with children and adolescents in the foster care system to provide community-based behavioral health services. Most recently, Jessica obtained experience working as a school based therapist.

Jessica completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Georgia State University. She then went on to obtain her Master of Arts in Counseling from Richmont Graduate University where she gained training in integrating spirituality in counseling.

When she is not counseling, Jessica loves being involved in community activities, eating diverse foods, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Jessica is under the supervision of Rayvene Whatley, LPC, MAC, CPCS and Direction of Dr. Janelle Peifer, Ph. D. 


Services I Offered

With You Every Step of the Way


We create events that offer safe spaces to explore and process and embrace our authentic selves. Available for speaking engagements, professional collaborations, hosting workshops, and trainings. For further questions contact us today!

Individual Therapy

In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. I’m confident you’ll find my personalized Individual Therapy beneficial and inspirational. Get in touch to book an appointment.

Family Therapy

Transitions and change can make communication within the family unit difficult to navigate. In family sessions, we will explore healthy communication strategies, and navigate differing expectations. Let's work together and with those closest to you to find healing and growth.


Upcoming Events!!

January 25th 2020
Envision is a workshop designed to help women of color learn and gain the tools to create practical plans for self care and success. We will have experts in the area of Mental Health/Emotional Health, Physical Health, Spiritual Health, and Financial Health. Come enjoy an intimate gathering with other women pursuing self care and success! Seats limited get your tickets today!

Contact Me

Whether inquiring about therapy services, professional collaboration, or speaking engagements, contact us today!

**Free 15 minute consultation for therapy services.**

Onward + Outward Psychotherapy
755 Commerce Dr. #903
Decatur, GA 30030