Jess Gioia (she/her)

LMFT # 140776
Accepting Clients

You don’t need more self-care tips; the only way out is through.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA


About My Clients

Looking for a therapist is stressful; it's even harder when you're queer or kinky or poly or a sex worker. No one wants to worry about being judged or having to explain basic aspects of your identity or relationship before getting anything done. That's why I specialize in members of sexual and gender minority groups- our common basis of understanding accelerates the pace at which we can work toward those goals which are unique to you.

My Background and Approach

I use an emotionally focused approach, helping individuals and couples clarify their values and goals, improve communication and learn skills to reduce emotional overwhelm and improve coping. You will discover your attachment style and explore how formative experiences shaped your beliefs about self and relationships. I am especially experienced at helping those with a history of trauma or codependency, or marginalization due to gender, sexuality or race.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

If what I've written here makes you feel that you're in the right place, I encourage you to visit my website to learn more about how I work, or to reach out via phone or email. The hardest thing about relationship or mental health issues is the fear that things will never change, but by taking the initiative to begin therapy you have changed already.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 175/session

Reach out to Jess