Matianna  Baldassari
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Matianna Baldassari

She/Her/Hers

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Ojai Accepting In-person

I am available mornings, afternoons, and weekends. Happy to announce my new office location in Ojai, CA for in-person sessions.

Updated February 6, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-Confidence/Self esteem
  • Emotion regulation
  • Assertiveness
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Matianna enjoys helping adults of all ages find balance, purpose, and meaning in their lives, including college students, Millennials/Generation Z, and other professionals. Many of Matianna’s clients have achieved goals and milestones. Yet with everything to be grateful for, they do not feel satisfied. Matianna's clients develop clarity on what brings them fulfillment and how to achieve it.

In addition to being a licensed therapist, Matianna is also certified as a yoga teacher and holds a black belt in martial arts.

Matianna is seeing clients via telehealth online videoconference and in person in Ojai, California. Matianna is in-network and accepting new clients with United Healthcare, Aetna, Oscar, and Oxford insurance plans.


Message to clients

My clients learn new ways of looking at life and approaching challenges so that they feel better about how they treat their friends, family, and how they treat themselves. Together, we focus on the issues you want to work on.

In therapy, you can expect to go deeper than just superficial venting and come away from sessions with actionable steps. I work with clients on identifying what insights gained during the therapy hour can help you do in everyday life so that you feel and act differently on an everyday basis.

Clients say that they appreciate my warm, non-judgmental, and active approach to therapy. Past clients have said that they feel comfortable exploring their most sensitive issues in therapy. I ask questions to help guide you towards the topics that matter and explore the deepest core issues. If you have worked with a therapist before, but feel that you did not get at the root of the problems you were hoping to address, you may find this direct and engaged approach helpful. I invite you to reach out and see if it is a good fit!


Specialties

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Self-Confidence/Self esteem - Feeling positively about yourself and your abilities/capabilities. Being proud of who you are and how you present to the world. Eliminating shame and self-doubt. Feeling that you belong and are a valuable person

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Assertiveness - Empowering oneself to prioritize one’s needs above others, especially when it comes to mental health; practicing how to set and maintain boundaries; exploring why it can be difficult to stand up for oneself in certain situations

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Matianna Baldassari is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • University of California Davis Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Irvine Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Los Angeles Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Merced Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Riverside Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California San Diego Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Barbara Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Cruz Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
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
Therapist's note

If you have a PPO plan that I am not in network with, insurance may still cover a portion of the fee! Feel free to check your benefits for out of network billing using the benefits checker tool.


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 9am to 9pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9am to 9pm
  • Thu 1pm to 9pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 2pm to 9pm

Ojai practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-8pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 9am-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 2pm-8pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Talk With Matianna, Owner/Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, 2023 - Present
Pacific Marriage & Family Therapy Network/TellAHealth, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, 2017 - 2023
Harmony Place Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, 2017 - 2018
Las Encinas Hospital, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist/Yoga Instructor, 2016 - 2017
Growth Extended/Adolescent Growth Treatment Centers, Therapist/Yoga Instructor, 2013 - 2016

Pepperdine University, Masters in Clinicial Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy, 2009
University of California, Santa Barbara, English Literature, 2005


Licensure

California: 93379


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"She's super kind and sweet. I'm so happy I found her!!"
- Zencare client • September 2023
"Matianna made me feel at ease during our first conversation. I felt she listened and genuinely wanted to help me."
- Zencare client • April 2023