Matianna  Baldassari
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Matianna Baldassari


Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online

I have availability mornings/afternoons/some evenings on weekdays and Saturdays.

Updated May 23, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Family issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions

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. She also conducts coaching sessions to aid her clients in streamlining and prioritizing what matters most.

Matianna is seeing clients via telehealth online videoconference. Saturday appointments are also available in addition to weekdays. Matianna is in-network with United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth, Oscar, Optum, 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!


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

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • 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)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $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
  • 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

I am an in-network provider with United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, Oscar, and Oxford insurance plans. Please contact me to find out your copay ahead of time.


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 10am to 6pm
  • Wed 9am to 6pm
  • Thu 9am to 6pm
  • Fri 9am to 5pm
  • Sat 9am to 5pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Pacific Marriage & Family Therapy Network, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, 2017 - Present
Harmony Place Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, 2017 - 2018
Las Encinas Hospital, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, 2016 - 2017

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


California: 93379



Client testimonials

"Matianna made me feel at ease during our first conversation. I felt she listened and genuinely wanted to help me."
- Zencare client • April 2023