Jess Gioia (she/her)

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

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Supervised by Rawna Romero- LMFT41466

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Are you someone who is disciplined and self-aware but who struggles with the intensity of your emotions? I’m confident that we can transform them from the disruptive force they are now into a source of inspiration and vitality. My areas of skill include anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and existential crisis.

My Background and Approach

I earned my master’s degree in counseling psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, a school which combines an education in a diverse array of Western and Eastern psychological traditions with rigorous self-inquiry. I trained specifically in Gestalt therapy, an Existential approach that emphasizes awareness of the present moment and freedom of choice, at Church Street Integral Counseling Center. My role as your therapist is to create a space where you can be unapologetically yourself. I notice those moments during therapy where you stop yourself from saying or doing something, and encourage you to express yourself freely and without judgment. We all act in accordance with our unique view of the world and I am curious to learn more about yours.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My core values have evolved to support the intimate connections that I see as foundational to a healing relationship. They include: honesty- in an attempt to get to the truth of our shared experience; non-violence- respecting the right of all to create and pursue their own meaning; openness- to hold my beliefs lightly enough to be able to learn from others; compassion- recognizing how difficult it is to be human; and courage- to hold my ground despite the difficulty.

I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 180/session

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