Offers virtual services
Jessica Gallo
Mental Health Professional
Los Angeles, California
17 years of experience
N/A
About me

When we are nurtured and supported, we do better, our babies do better, and our families thrive. Still, many of us are left wondering, where is my tribe? This very question has inspired my mission to foster a sacred space for mothers to receive the emotional support they deserve. The perinatal period and motherhood can be profoundly beautiful and empowering, yet messy and vulnerable all at once. We discover challenges that we’re not confident we can handle alone. Whichever stage you might find yourself in, building your tribe and support system makes all the difference. In my practice, I support womxn who are planning to conceive, expecting, postpartum, and parenting children of all ages. Each of these stages bring new joys and challenges. I offer specialized mindful and solution-focused services for pregnancy, motherhood, and parenting to help facilitate the process with professional guidance and care. My offerings include highly customized individual therapy, postpartum-planning sessions, conscious parenting support, birth/medical trauma processing, and perinatal EMDR. Additionally, I facilitate support groups and workshops.

Education

Masters in Social Work (2009)

Certification and training

Perinatal EMDR (2020)

2020 Moms Maternal Mental Health Certificate (2018)

Postpartum International Maternal Mental Health Certificate (2018)

Memberships and affiliations

Maternal Mental Health Now

Postpartum Support International

National Association of Social Workers

Credentials
LCSW
Specialties
Anxiety Anxiety and Depression Attachment problems Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Birth Support Birth Trauma Building Healthy Communication Childhood Growth and Development Children and Adolescents Counseling Child Welfare and Adoption Codependency Issues Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Endometriosis Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy Family Planning Grief and Loss Grief Counseling Infertility Infidelity and Trust Issues LGBTQ+ Marriage & Family Therapist Mental Health Mindfulness Mood Disorders Motivational Interviewing Newborn Prep Parenting Parenting Support Parts Work/ Inner Communities Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Perinatal Mood Disorders Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapy Preventative Care Psychodynamic Approaches Psychotherapy Relationship Issues Relaxation Techniques Reproductive Mental Health Self-Compassion Self-Esteem Self-Integration Somatic Techniques Strengths-Based Therapy Stress Management Support in Pregnancy Loss Telehealth Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trauma Recovery
Languages

English

Service introduction

In my practice, I offer highly customized, mindful, holistic, strengths-based psychotherapy, support groups and workshops for womxn. For birthing people and parents, I offer individual therapy, postpartum planning sessions, conscious parenting support, and EMDR. Motherhood brings forth raw emotions and plenty of opportunities for personal growth and awakening. Prioritizing your mental health is one of the most essential things you can do to ensure your baby or child has an opportunity to thrive. For professionals, stay at home parents, and those who fall somewhere in between planning for and adjusting to your new life can get complicated in your transition to parenthood. As you move through mothering and its various stages, you may encounter unexpected emotional challenges. If we have a history of anxiety, depression, disorder eating, trauma, these issues can re-emerge. Intergenerational patterns of dysfunction rise up, which can be confronting. Even without all of this, motherhood is wild ride so some may just need a soft landing to to process. Don’t hesitate to get support so that you can find some much deserved joy in mothering.