Jessica Improta, LCSW is a psychotherapist with more than 12 years of experience providing therapy to clients of all ages. Jessica's clients tend to be smart, driven professional women, who feel a persistent sense of not being good enough. They often appear to have it all together, but struggle with an unseen challenge like disordered eating or trauma in their history such as sexual abuse or childhood abuse & neglect.
Jessica offers an eclectic approach to the process of healing that may include some mix of talk therapy, mindfulness and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), DBT & CBT skills, coaching, and relational information that arises within the therapeutic relationship. Her aim is to help clients make connections, reduce distress around painful memories, and incorporate new ways of being and seeing to enhance their life.
Jessica is a certified Intuitive Eating counselor, practices from a Health at Every Size perspective and affirms bodies of all sizes. She also is a BDSm and kink-aware therapist, LGBTQ+-affirming, and enjoys working with people involved or interested in non-traditional/poly relationships. Jessica's commitment lies in providing a safe, affirmative space to explore those issues without adding judgment or pathology to a client's relationships or identity.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Binge eating disorder - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for reducing or eliminating episodes of binge eating
Imposter syndrome - Understanding and working through imposter syndrome as it pertains to daily life
Kink/Polyamory - Navigating the challenges of being in more than one or multiple romantic relationship; working with members of the kink community
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