Jessica Fritzges, Ph.D.  Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Jessica Fritzges, Ph.D.

Dr. Fritzges has devoted her education and professional pursuits to her passion: understanding the marvel that is the human mind, and exploring how the practice of psychology can bring about relief from emotional turmoil. Dr. Fritzges’ education reflects her lifelong love of
understanding human behavior. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park; a Master of Science in Psychology from Walden University; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Walden University.

Dr. Fritzges has been diversely trained locally in a wide array of mental health settings, becoming familiar with the needs of people in many communities different from the ones to which she belongs. She has worked since 2012 as a provider of individual and group therapy in community centers, court-ordered substance abuse programs, the state’s psychiatric hospital, the state’s psychiatric prison, as well as in private practice; prior to that time, she also worked in group homes for those with persistent mental illnesses, giving her the opportunity to learn about mental health struggles in an immersive way. She enjoys offering the full range of psychological services
ranging from diagnostic assessments to court-ordered evaluations, and from acute incident trauma
interventions to multi-phasic, multi-year courses of therapy for complex issues. She has conducted psychoeducational evaluations also, working in several charter schools conducting cognitive and emotional assessments for students’ IEPs.

Dr. Fritzges has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex PTSD (C-PTSD), dissociative disorders (Dissociative Identity Disorder, which the public might better recognize under its older name, Multiple Personality Disorder), as well as other conditions that stem from trauma, such as Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders. She has experience treating chronic and severe mental health diagnoses that carry significant health risks to the people who live with them, and works collaboratively with other healthcare providers to coordinate care. She has training and experience in forensic psychology also, and has conducted evaluations for the Court when mental health has been a factor in criminal conduct. She has served as an expert witness on behalf of her patients, and on behalf of the state in matters regarding child welfare and healthy child development.

At the Atlantic Recovery Institute and Advocacy Center, LLC, Dr. Fritzges offers a comprehensive mental healthcare experience for her patients in a supportive environment. In an age where there are many options available that purport to heal, Dr. Fritzges offers a therapeutic relationship, and scientifically-backed treatments that are tried and true. She can think of nothing better than helping others return to the truth of who they are, and who they are called to be, overcoming any obstacles to their health and wholeness. When not working in her role as a psychologist, Dr. Fritzges prioritizes her time with faith and family.

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