JESSICA GALLO, LCSW

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

Anaïs Nin

 

Welcome

“We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.” - S. Kelley Harrell

My goal is to empower you to heal yourself. I would be honored to help you along that path. Working with a professional therapist can shed light on patterns that may need to shift in order for you to reconnect to yourself and build on your inner strengths. I want you to be able to walk away with the tools you need to continue your personal growth. Through working together, I can help you to gain access to your inner resiliency in order to better manage the ups and downs of life.

I believe that the therapeutic process is powerful and transformative one. I am trained in a variety of evidenced based approaches, however, therapy is not one size fits all. You are complex and unique individual, which is why my services are tailored to client needs. The therapeutic process is a collaborative one which entails significant effort on the part of the client in order to be the most impactful.

My practice is based in Santa Monica and I specialize in supporting children, adolescents, young women, and women transitioning into motherhood. I have provided clinical therapy and supportive services for children, adolescents, and parents for over 10 years. I am passionate about empowering individuals and families from all walks of life to cope, grow, and tap into their inner resiliency. Therapy is a collaborative experience and relationship. I encourage you to explore and find someone with whom you feel comfortable. My approach can be described as warm, authentic, client-focused, direct, creative, culturally cognizant, holistic, strengths-based and mindful. I firmly believe in the healing power of developing healthy and secure interpersonal attachments, which informs all aspects of my work. Holding a safe, nurturing, contained space is the foundation of my practice. In addition to my work as an individual therapist, I am an experienced group facilitator for supportive and psychoeducational youth and women’s groups. I enjoy incorporating dynamic and creative tools like movement, art, and mindfulness as appropriate. I am honored to be a part of my clients’ personal journeys.

Learn more about me and my treatment philosophy.

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY | GROUP THERAPY | WALKING SESSIONS | SERVICES FOR SCHOOLS

WOMEN | PERINATAL WOMEN | NEW PARENTS | ADOLESCENTS | CHILDREN