First United Methodist Church

Our center aims to be a resource for the community by providing licensed mental health therapists and workshops to assist in personal growth. Through counseling scholarships and enrichment learning opportunities, we hope to benefit all members of our community in a meaningful way. 

For more information, contact [email protected] or visit our leadership page for the staff contact.

Jessica Popov, LMHC


Jessica has spent the last 17 years serving the Orlando community with an emphasis on adolescent and young adult mental health. She first began her career in mental health while pursuing her Master’s in Counseling at the University of Central Florida. After graduation, while acting as the Associate Course Director of Psychology at Full Sail University, she further expanded her experience by developing and teaching the College Adjustment seminar portion of the Freshman Orientation program.

Later, as the SAFE Coordinator for Orange County Public Schools, she took on various responsibilities in the mental health area. She dealt directly with students in urgent mental health distress. She helped families establish and consequently oversaw the ongoing mental health treatment plans for their children. She advocated for appropriate academic supports for students with mental health disabilities, such as Depression, Anxiety, ADD/ADHD, ODD, and Bipolar Disorder. She also instructed students on how to improve their executive functioning skills and individually-tailored academic plans as required. She assisted with the development of 504 and IEP plans for students with mental health disabilities.

Jessica has been in private practice for 6 years and currently provides support to individuals 11 years old to adult. She focuses primarily on helping individuals struggling with depression and anxiety as well as providing support to individuals and families through the death and morning process.

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