****Please note that my hours are limited to weekday evenings and morning/early afternoons on weekends. Weekend hours may be flexible with notice. ****
I earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton. I have been providing counseling services for 13 years. I am the daughter of immigrants and am mixed cultural background (Chilean and Hungarian "Caucasian'). I work from a perspective of intersectionality and how socio-political history has impacted someone's life in the present and what this means for living in this point in time. It is a holistic view of the person. Over the years I have worked extensively with adults, parents, children, and families. I believe the attachments we form early on in life impact the relationships we have with ourselves and others. Early life experiences also have a huge role to play in how adults cope with current situations in life. Working on family dynamics and conflicts has been a huge area of focus for me in addition to depression and anxiety. I approach therapy by using a combination of brief solution focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and emotionally focused therapy. I tailor my interventions from across approaches to address each client's unique concerns. Working with survivors of domestic violence is another area of focus for me. I am also an active ally for the LGBTQIA+ community and enjoy working with this population. I am well versed in cultural issues also.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #51351 (Expires: 2022-02-28)
Jessica is kind and very knowledgeable. The best therapy experience I’ve ever had.
She is awesome! She helped me connect the dots in my head that gave me a new understanding of myself! Thank you Jessica!
Jessica is an amazing counselor. Great listener and gives good feedback on any issues I present. Easy to confide in.
Jessica is the bomb. She listens, she supports, she drops hints, tells me about the simplest things to change in my mindset that I hadn't thought about, and sometimes she even uses that mental 2x4 when I need it. I have changed so much in the last 16 months and I know I still have a lot to deal with, but I know that working with her is the best chance to become a "thriver". I would recommend her to any one.
Jessica has been wonderful! I’m usually guarded about my struggles but I felt a connection right away with her that I felt at ease to open up. Attentive listener, nonjudgemental, empathetic! Helps me process both past trauma & current issues. I appreciate how Jessica validates my feelings, provides guidance & reminds me to do more of what I want to see & do instead of putting other people’s desires first. Self-Care is important.
I always look forward to our sessions! Thank you!
Jessica is awesome!
Jessica is always there for me. Through my anxiety, sadness and happiness. She helps me to focus on the positive rather than reflect on what I can’t control.
My counselor helped me work through emotional and physical abuse, an alcoholic husband, a cross country move, a job hunt and new job, and a divorce in the space of about two months. The fact that I can still put together a coherent sentence is a miracle that totally owe to my counselor. Having someone to validate how I was feeling but also point out things I hadn’t even thought of- including ways to light up the amazing things I am achieving- has been the push I needed to make the changes that needed to happen in my life to feel happy and successful again. I feel like myself again for the first time in a really long time. Now I look around and think, everyone should go to MY therapist.
Jessica is an amazing counselor! She helped me get through a difficult breakup and coached me to add structure and balance to my daily routine and my life. She's a great listener and gave me achievable steps to follow to reach the new goals I set for myself. I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking counseling.