Jessica Riocci, Therapist in Norwalk, Connecticut — Zencare
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Jessica Riocci

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
New York, Connecticut Accepting Online
Norwalk Accepting In-person
Updated September 16, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Child mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

Jessica Riocci, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering virtual sessions for those residing in CT and NY and in-person sessions in Norwalk, CT. Jessica works with adults, children, teens, families, and prenatal and postpartum women. Many of Jessica’s clients initiate therapy when experiencing significant life changes, anxiety, and/or depression. Jessica often has clients that seek her out for a more holistic, somatic, and strength-based approach to their mental health care. Jessica is particularly passionate about serving the perinatal population. Jessica has advanced training in the area of maternal mental health, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and postpartum care.

Jessica uses a systemic theoretical orientation and integrates experiential, mindfulness, cognitive, behavioral, and somatic interventions depending on the client’s needs. Jessica’s clients often leave therapy with new helpful perspectives, more self-awareness, action steps to help them achieve their goals, and more experience and skills in mindfulness, feeling safer in their body, processing and integrating painful experiences, and staying within their window of tolerance amidst a wider range of emotions.

Jessica’s style is warm, creative, and intuitive. When a client first comes in, the presenting problem, history, exceptions to the presenting problem, current supports, and goals for therapy are explored. Jessica is dedicated to providing a relationship that is collaborative and respects you as the authority and change-maker in your life.

Jessica received a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University. Jessica gained experience at Coastal Connecticut Counseling, Southwest CT Mental Health Systems, and Discovery Behavioral which gave them valuable experience in working with children, families, adolescents, the mental health system at large, and significant anxiety and depression. Outside of private practice, Jessica enjoys spending time in nature and exploring other healing modalities and traditions from cultures across time and space.


Message to clients

I have deep admiration for anyone willing to try something new, take time to reflect, be vulnerable, face fears, look at themselves, see their role in a pattern or dynamic, and seek support whether for themselves or their family. When working with adults, we often work individually however, when clinically appropriate, other family members may join. When working with children and teens, family involvement is key for sustainable change. When a child or teen is the primary client, we would alternate between individual, family, and parent/caregiver-only sessions. If you feel I can be of support, I would love to hear from you.


Specialties

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 disregulation

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

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

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Cigna
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (75min)
  • Group sessions: $40 (60min)
  • Child/Teen sessions: $130 (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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-2pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-2pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Norwalk practice
101 Merritt 7, Suite #300, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-5pm
  • Tue 9:30am-5pm
  • Wed 9:30am-2pm
  • Thu 9:30am-5pm
  • Fri 9:30am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Private Practice at Loving Presence Therapy, Owner and Primary Therapist, 2022 - Present
Discovery Behavioral Health, Primary Therapist, 2020 - 2021

Fairfield University, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2020
Fordham University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology , 2016


Licensure

New York: 001915

Connecticut: 2771


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

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Animal Totem Teen Support Group

The Animal Totem Teen Group uses timeless animal wisdom as a catalyst for discussions, creative activities, and skill learning aimed to help teens gain self-esteem, and emotional intelligence helpful in adolescence and throughout their lives.