Jessica  Borushok
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Jessica Borushok

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PhD
California Accepting Online
Updated August 23, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Physical wellness
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders

Professional statement

Dr. Jessica Borushok {she/her} is a clinical and health psychologist in Los Angeles, CA who loves helping busy minds get unstuck, out of their own way, and back to their best selves.

As an expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dr. Jessica not only helps clients with anxiety, burnout, stress, and health concerns, but also trains other mental health professionals as a Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer and co-author of several books for therapists. Her focus on bringing together evidence-based therapies, such as ACT, CBT, mindfulness, and habit change, means that she's not only good at what she does, but she does what works.

Dr. Jessica emphasizes teaching clients (and other therapists) a new approach to their mind through understanding how and why our mind does the frustrating, seemingly irrational things it does, identifying the stuck patterns we all get caught in, and developing skills to sit with the painful stuff, break free of the those old habits, and pivot toward what matters to you regardless of what’s going on in your world.

Therapy with Dr. Jessica is a collaborate approach that puts her in the seat as the mental health expert and you in the position of expert on your own life. Together, she ensures you have the understanding, support, skills/tools, and framework to not only find relief from suffering, but also connect with what matters most to you.

Through phone and/or video sessions, clients have the opportunity to squeeze in a session during their lunch break, at home in their sweatpants after work, or during that blissful period where their kids are down for their nap. Without worrying about commuting, parking, and setting aside large chunks of time in their schedule.


Message to clients

Therapy isn't magic.

As much as I wish I could wave a magic wand and magically relieve all the pain in your life, I don't have that power.

Therapy also isn't (or shouldn't) be a place where you simply share what's wrong, get validation, and leave feeling happy only to realize nothing is changing.

Therapy is a safe space to be heard, to gain insight into what isn't working anymore, and to find a new way forward towards the life you've always wanted. Regardless of what's going on in your world. You don't have to wait until those 'what if' thoughts, overwhelming feelings, or panicky sensations go away in order to take steps towards taking back control over your life.

I can help you break stuck patterns, learn a new approach to engaging with your busy mind, and feel connected with the person you want to be while taking steps towards the life you want to lead.

I'm a present-focused, action-oriented, non-cookie cutter therapist. That means I don't spend sessions digging through your past, doing the same exact treatment for everyone, or only talking about your current situation without any means for coping with or changing it. Sometimes therapy may involve talking about uncomfortable topics or facing painful thoughts or feelings, but I'll be there guiding you through the entire time. And since this is a collaborative process, I'm always open to feedback, but strive to never make you do the emotional labor of educating me about your background.


Specialties

Stress management - Coping skills for work and life stressors; Help understanding patterns that aren't serving you and how to break them. Improve comfort with uncertainty and focus on what's within your control.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, panic, or stress; Develop an understanding of why your mind reacts this way; Explore and break patterns of avoidance or reacting that aren't serving you; Learn new ways to respond to your thoughts and feelings.

Binge eating disorder - Evidence-based treatment for reducing binges; Supportive environment for exploring factors that contribute to binge eating (stress, anxiety, trauma, body image, boredom); Develop new coping skills to better respond to stressful situations; Learn strategies for improved control over eating habits.

Existential crisis & challenges - Anyone who is at a point in their life where they feel stuck, confused, or generally disappointed with where they are in life and how they're spending their time. Fous on values clarification, strategies for moving forward, coping skills for anxiety, stress, boundary setting, procrastination, and habit change.

Physical wellness - Taking steps towards living a healthy lifestyle despite chronic health conditions or unsupportive environment. Improving the quality of one's life through exploring and expanding healthy and balanced eating, sleeping, and exercise routines; strengthening self-care and stress management skills.

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - A framework and skills for coping with change, uncertainty, and feeling out of control. Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

Jessica Borushok is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed

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 8 am - 6 pm
  • Tue 8 am - 6 pm
  • Wed 8 am - 6 pm
  • Thu 8 am - 6 pm
  • Fri 8 am - 6 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Busy Mind Reboot - Private Practice, Psychologist, 2020 - Present
B&C Health - Group Practice, Psychologist, 2017 - 2019
San Diego VA - Primary Care, Weight Loss & Behavioral Medicine, Psychological Intern, 2016 - 2017

Bowling Green State University, Ph.D., 2017
Bowling Green State University, M.A., 2014


Licensure

California: PSY32236


Languages

English