Jessica  Taylor Vara
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Jessica Taylor Vara

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California, Florida Accepting Online
East Hollywood Not Accepting In-person
Updated December 19, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Infertility counseling
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual harassment & assault
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Jessica Taylor Vara is an online Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located working with clients in California and Florida. Jessica’s therapeutic specialties include helping those with anxiety, relationship conflicts, and trauma backgrounds. Many of Jessica’s clients feel overwhelmed by emotions, and find it difficult to manage their thoughts and feelings on a daily basis. This might be the result of a past toxic or abusive relationship, a difficult childhood, or a traumatic experience. They tend to feel codependent with their loved ones, and constantly worry about what other people think of them, which leaves them feeling hopeless and stuck.

Jessica is certified in providing an evidence-based therapy modality called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This therapy modality leverages the brain’s natural functioning to help establish a sense of safety, so clients can feel less overwhelmed by their emotional reactions. Jessica also helps clients develop their mindfulness practices, increasing self-awareness so they can identify their emotional states and avoid situations or people who lead to distress. Clients also learn more about who they are, as Jessica encourages them to reflect on their past experiences as well as their needs while providing a warm, empathetic perspective.

Jessica earned a Master’s degree in Psychology from Antioch University. She has over five years of experience working with clients as she believes that all individuals deserve to feel empowered in their wellbeing, and to experience self-confidence and genuine connection. She strives to support her clients as they explore their inner worlds and move past what’s holding them back to feeling more comfortable and engaged in their lives.


Specialties

Anxiety - Learn coping strategies for excessive worry, nervousness, or stress - including intense discomfort in social settings and/or sudden and intense feelings of panic .

College & graduate student mental health - Practice specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, disordered eating, anxiety and/or depression.

Infertility counseling - Better understand infertility interventions and solutions. Receive support during decision-making processes. Improve coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss.

Self-esteem - Cultivate self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence. Develope ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Sexual harassment & assault - Receive caring support as you discover a pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Jessica Taylor Vara is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $200

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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

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 Closed
  • Tue 7am - 1pm PST
  • Wed 7am - 1pm PST
  • Thu 7am - 1pm PST
  • Fri 7am - 1pm PST
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am - 4pm EST
  • Wed 10am - 4pm EST
  • Thu 10am - 4pm EST
  • Fri 10am - 4pm EST
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

East Hollywood practice
1110 N VIRGIL AVE, PMB 93320, LOS ANGELES, California 90029
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 Closed
  • Tue 7:00am-1:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-1:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-1:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years


Antioch University, MA, 2018
Rutgers University, BA, 2009


Licensure

California: 124572

Florida: TPMF387


Languages

English

Spanish