Jessica is an attachment-based and trauma informed therapist with more than a decade of experience. She focuses her work on supporting and empowering women, new & expectant moms, and teens. Her offerings include individual therapy, support circles and postpartum support/planning. She employs a holistic, strengths-based, nurturing, warm, authentic and mindful approach.
Clients working with Jessica experience an engaging, collaborative, honest and even fun approach to managing life’s messiness. Her sessions offer clients a sanctuary from which to heal and grow. You can expect to have a safe and contained environment to unpack issues, repair emotional wounds, develop practical skills, engage in exploratory processing of patterns, and be connected with helpful resources. Jessica tailors her offerings to your unique needs - incorporating mindfulness, art, cognitive behavioral techniques, humor, as well as, traditional talk therapy approaches.
Her specializations include women’s issues, perinatal mental health, healing from trauma, managing dysfunctional family relationships, codependency, mindfulness, depression, anxiety, loss, healthy relationships, child development, conscious & respectful parenting, intergenerational trauma work and managing major life transitions.
Her practice is rooted in attachment based work. In a general sense, this means her work is lensed through an awareness that our interpersonal relationships (particularly our early ones) and experiences can shape how we move through our lives and how we function in current relationships. This also means that an authentic connection and collaboration is part of the treatment. There is a healing power in developing healthy and secure relationships. Holding a safe, empowering, nurturing, contained space within the therapeutic relationship is at the foundation of her practice.
She believes that cultural, ethnic, immigration history and spiritual background (or lack thereof) should be honored in the therapeutic process. Jessica identifies as an ally to the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities.
Women’s mental health - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Pregnancy & postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Young adult mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
Mindfulness practices - Integrating present-moment awareness as a tool to allow clients to disengage from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Helping the client to develop the practice of present-moment awareness through non-judgmental observation of the mind and body
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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
Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation
Respectful & conscious parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Jessica Gallo is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 12 years
Jessica Gallo, LCSW | Private Practice, Therapist , 2018 - Present
Resolutions Treatment Center, Individual & Group Therapist, 2018 - 2020
The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, Individual & Group Therapist, Workshop Facilitator for teens, parents, and professionals, Clinical & Program Supervisor, 2011 - 2017
Aviva Family & Children Services, Individual & Group Therapist, 2009 - 2011
University of Southern California, Master's Degree in Social Work, 2009
Mommy Tribe is a virtual gathering of nurturing and empowering women supporting each other as they manage their transition to motherhood during a pandemic.
Jessica was friendly, intelligent, interested, and insightful." - Zencare client • September 2020