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 through individual therapy, postpartum support/planning, and support circles. Her approach can be described as holistic, strengths-based, nurturing, warm, and mindful.
Clients working with Jessica experience an engaging, collaborative, resiliency focused, 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, depression, anxiety, loss, healthy relationships, child development, mindful parenting, and managing major life transitions. She is passionate about empowering individuals from all walks of life to cope, grow, and tap into inner resiliency.
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, and spiritual background should be honored in the therapeutic process. Jessica identifies as an ally to the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities.
Jessica brings a wealth of dynamic clinical skill and knowledge to serve her clients. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work & Pupil Personnel Services Credential from the University of Southern California with a concentration in Children & Families and sub-concentration in School Social Work. Through her education combined with extensive professional experience she developed an expertise in child and adolescent issues, women’s issues, healthy parenting, and interpersonal trauma work. She felt called to support women with transitioning into motherhood after years of observing the relationship between an emotionally healthy mother and a healthy child, as well as, the transformative experience of becoming a mother herself.
She has provided individual, group, and family therapy and served in leadership positions for mental health organizations. During her career, she has developed and facilitated psychoeducational workshops and support groups for adolescents, parents, professionals. Additionally, she has been invited to guest lecture at her alma mater, The USC School of Social Work, as well as, speak at professional conferences, such as The Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma Conference. Currently, she also offers her services as a primary and group therapist at Resolutions Teen Center.
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
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
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Pregnancy & postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
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
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
Conscious parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation
Jessica Gallo is not in-network with any insurances.
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Master's Degree in Social Work, University of Southern California, 2009
Aviva Family & Children Services, Individual & Group Therapist, 2009-2011
The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, Individual & Group Therapist, Workshop Facilitator for teens, parents, and professionals, Clinical & Program Supervisor, 2011 - 2017
Resolutions Treatment Center, Individual & Group Therapist, 2018 - present
Private Practice, 2018 - present
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