Jessica  Gillespie

Jessica Gillespie

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Arts, MA
California Accepting Online
Pasadena Not Accepting In-person
Updated January 21, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma
  • Couples counseling
  • Family therapy

Professional statement

Jessica Gillespie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA. She specializes in supporting individuals, couples and families who are in transition – specifically, if a family member is in treatment (or has recently been discharged) or struggling with abuse, trauma, eating disorders or chemical dependency. It is very important to Jessica that she respects her clients’ philosophies, values and goals in therapy. As she works with a family, she is sensitive to the experience of being invited in and only offers solutions.

Jessica’s clinical style is a collaborative and strengths-based approach. This means that you will be the expert on your life and you both will work together towards your goals. Jessica’s role is to highlight your inherent resilience and fortitude. While looking at past and current hardships, she helps to explore what meaning these experiences have had on your life and identity. Jessica serves as a witness to the pain and also as a guide to shape new meaning in your life and relationships going forward. Jessica tends to give plenty of space for humor, laughter and mistakes because life can be messy, tragic and hilarious.

Jessica received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. She started her internship with the Pepperdine Community Clinic where she was trained in Narrative Therapy. Jessica continued her work at the Orange County Rescue Mission/Village of Hope providing counseling services to homeless individuals, couples and families, and led a support group for women with Methamphetamine addiction.

In 2013, Jessica joined the Reasons Eating Disorder Treatment Center as a Program Therapist in the Inpatient, Residential and Partial Programs working with adolescents, adults and families. Jessica worked as both a Program Manager and Director of the Residential facilities. Currently, Jessica is a Senior Clinical Supervisor for the Reasons Residential Programs. Jessica has extensive experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) and is trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM).


Message to clients

Thank you for visiting my Zencare listing! Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task and can be an overwhelming process to begin with. I’m honored you’ve considered me for this important relationship in your life. Take a look around my listing/website and please reach out by email/phone if you have any questions or would like to get to know me a little better.

Relationships are important to me. I am passionate about the work I do, not only because I have an opportunity to offer healing and help others feel empowered and centered in their lives, but because I have a chance to connect with another human being. I believe in the power of our humanity: to be fundamentally flawed, to experience real pain and loss, and to thrive when we feel allied in community.


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

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Family therapy - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Jessica Gillespie 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: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (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
  • IvyPay
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
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Pasadena practice
491 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
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 12:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:30-6:30pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 10am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 12:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:30-6:30pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Reasons Eating Disorder Center, 2013 - 2018
Village of Hope , 2012 - 2014
Pepperdine Community Clinic, Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs

Pepperdine University, Master's in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy, 2013
California State University, Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts, 2006


Licensure

California: 98993


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"

Jessica was very nice and really listened.

"

- Zencare client • December 2020