Jessica Bianchi, Therapist in California — Zencare
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Jessica Bianchi

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC Doctor of Education, Ed.D
California Accepting Online
Updated September 13, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Dr. Jessica Bianchi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Art Therapist providing mental health services for individual adults and couples in her private practice in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Many of Jessica’s clients come to her after making a decision to confront persistent feelings of anxiety and depression that stand in the way of joy, fulfillment, and connection. Jessica works with many clients that are in life transition or that have a desire to make change; for example changes in work/career, beginning/ending a relationship, or changing family dynamics. Additionally, Jessica sees many individuals who have experienced early relational trauma such as growing up with a caregiver with mental illness or struggles with substance abuse.

Jessica's therapeutic approach is eclectic and focused on her clients needs. Jessica combines cognitive behavioral therapy with solution focused approaches and narrative inquiry. Meaning there is a combination of exploring how thoughts are related to feelings and behaviors, whether behaviors are operating in a way that is helpful and exploring stories we tell ourselves about what we “should” or “should not” be doing. Additionally, Jessica supports these therapeutic approaches with specialized training in art therapy, an evidence-based mental health service that integrates image making into the therapeutic process in order to access and explore new ways of being from different perspectives.

You can expect Jessica to be very communicative, collaborative, creative and most importantly client centered. Jessica strives to create a warm and empathetic environment where clients can feel comfortable taking positive risks towards emotional growth and letting Jessica know what is and is not helpful in their work together.

Jessica offers a free 30 minute consultation so that potential clients can see if she is a good fit for their needs. She is available to meet virtually Mondays, Thursdays and by appointment.


Message to clients

Feeling lost, overwhelmed and stuck in repetitive patterns can happen to anyone. Sometimes just having the space to name how you feel can really start a process of change. I am compassionate, collaborative, and creative. I work with you at your pace to build insights and awareness into your experiences in order to make choices using talk therapy and/or art therapy.

In addition to being a licensed marriage and family therapist and board certified art therapist, I also have a teaching background and tend to take a creative and educational approach to our work together, working with you collaboratively to learn why you think and feel the way you do. From here we can determine if these thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are building you up or holding you back and thus how we might make some changes.

My number one goal is to listen to you- helping you organize and clarify your thoughts with talk therapy and/or art therapy, tools, strategies and resources to be used in between sessions. I am patient and make it a priority to create a warm and empathetic environment where we can work together to name how you feel and from here create a plan for change.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Jessica Bianchi is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $165 (50min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 10am - 4pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Faculty , 2010 - Present
Take Root Therapy , Therapist , 2018 - 2020
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Faculty, 2011 - 2018
Aviva Family and Children's Services, Art Therapist , 2008 - 2017

Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice, 2015
Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy with Specialized Training in Art Therapy, 2008


Licensure

California: 102181


Languages

English