Jessica  Gallo
Zencare Vetted

Jessica Gallo

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Santa Monica, Playa Vista Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 2, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Women’s mental health
  • Pregnancy & postpartum mental health
  • Young adult mental health
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Codependency
  • Respectful & conscious parenting

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

We don’t heal in isolation. We heal in the context of healthy and safe relationships. Together, we can lighten load that you’ve been carrying and make sense of the messiness of life. In sessions with me, you can expect to be empowered with practical tools, observations, insights and nurturing containment. I offer a safe, authentic space to unpack issues, repair emotional wounds, develop practical skills, engage in exploratory processing of patterns, and be connected with resources and information. Our work together will build on and activate your inner strength and resiliency.

Connecting with a professional therapist can shed light on patterns that may need to shift in order to align with the healthiest version of you. Weekly sessions can offer you a restorative sanctuary from which to heal, grow and break cycles of dysfunction. The therapeutic process is enlightening, transformative, and can surprisingly even be fun! The process puts you in the driver seat of your life rather than continuing to repeat unconscious patterns which are no longer serving you.

I would be honored to be a partner in your path to wellness. If you feel drawn to my approach, let's connect for a free consult.


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Jessica Gallo 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: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $160 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Santa Monica practice
1150 Yale Street, Santa Monica, California 90403
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm - 7pm
  • Tue 10am- 3pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 12pm - 7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Playa Vista practice
11949 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, California 90230
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire
  • Tue Please inquire
  • Wed Please inquire
  • Thu Please inquire
  • Fri Please inquire
  • Sat Please inquire
  • Sun Please inquire

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 11am-6pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed mornings
  • Thu afternoon/evenings
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Languages

English

Spanish


Therapy Groups

Jessica  Gallo
The Mommy Tribe

RETURNING IN JANUARY 2022 - RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW! 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  Gallo
Birth Story Support Circle

Join us for a 4 session virtual Birth Story Support Circle. Weave Together Your Story. Facilitated by Maternal Mental Health Therapist, Jessica Gallo, LCSW & Postpartum Doula, Jodie Fratantuno.


Client testimonials

"Jessica was friendly, intelligent, interested, and insightful."
- Zencare client • September 2020