Jessica (Chiara)  Viscomi
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Jessica (Chiara) Viscomi

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Arts, MA
California Accepting Online
Updated October 8, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Artists' mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Women's issues
  • Narcissistic abuse recovery
  • Family member with mental health challenges

Professional statement

Jessica "Chiara" Viscomi, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist, psychology writer, and artist based in San Francisco, CA, working virtually throughout the state. She is passionate about working with people who are interested in a holistic approach to therapy that incorporates mind, body, and spirit. The main areas of focus for Chiara's therapeutic work are people who have a loved one with serious mental health issues and people who are recovering from narcissistic abuse and/or codependency. Further, Chiara also works with people looking to heal from childhood wounding and anxiety. She also loves working with the LGBTQQIA+ community and people navigating poly/CNM relationships.

Chiara's counseling style is warm and collaborative. She blends talk therapy, Somatic Experiencing, expressive arts, and mindfulness in a way that allows the spaciousness of creativity and exploration, as well as the concreteness of goal-setting and building your “toolbox” of skills you can use for the rest of your life. For those who are interested, she also weaves in sacred arts such as storytelling, creating altars and rituals, and more into her therapeutic work.

Chiara received her undergraduate degrees in psychology and drama from New York University and her master's in counseling from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She has worked in a private practice setting since 2012. Chiara has been training with Somatic Experiencing International and the C.G. Jung Center of San Francisco for the past few years, continuing to develop her work in integrating body- and depth-centered approaches.

As of now, Chiara's therapy practice is 100% virtual and open to adults who reside in California.

When not working with therapy clients, Chiara enjoys making music, drinking tea, and doing yoga.


Message to clients

As a therapist, I consider my role to be a guide and witness to facilitate the development of your true self and your inner resources. I create a genuine and respectful space that allows us to explore where you're at, your goals, and your challenges. I love using expressive arts therapy and seeing people blossom when they experience the nourishment, wisdom, power, and insight of their creativity. I also use Somatic Experiencing (a body-based modality that can help to heal the effects of stress and trauma), mindfulness, and depth psychology.

I am committed to providing therapy that is anti-oppressive, as well as social justice- and trauma-informed. Further, I am committed to providing a LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly safe space to explore sexuality, gender, and all flavors of relationships, including poly/CNM relationships.

The tagline of my practice is "Psychotherapy with Soul," which I define as:

A place to fill your cup—Therapy not only provides a place to tend to your sorrows, wounds, and regrets. It’s also a place to gather nourishment, amplify your strengths and passions, and stoke your life force and creativity. If you desire, therapy can also be a place to explore spiritual and existential matters.

Empowering—You are the ultimate expert on yourself and your life. Therapy is a collaboration between you and the therapist.

Genuine—The therapist is real, warm, sincere, and human, as well as professional.

Heartfelt—Vulnerability, authenticity, and humor are welcome.

Integrative—The whole person is considered (mind/body/spirit), not just the symptoms.


Specialties

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

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

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Narcissistic abuse recovery - Recovery from emotional, physical, sexual, financial, or spiritual abuse from a personal or professional relationship with someone who has narcissistic traits or narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).

Family member with mental health challenges - Therapy tailored to the unique needs of people who have or have had a loved one with serious mental health challenges (NPD, BPD, schizophrenia, major depression, OCD, psychosis, DID, bipolar, etc.).




Clientele

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

Insurance

Jessica (Chiara) Viscomi is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Initial session: $185 (50min)
  • Intro call: $0 (20min)

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

Location(s)

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 Closed
  • Wed Evening
  • Thu Afternoon and evening
  • Fri Afternoon and early evening
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Lapis Healing Arts (self-employed), Owner, private practice, 2018 - Present

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, MA, counseling psychology, 2011
New York University , BA, psychology and BFA, drama, 2000


Licensure

California: 104851


Languages

English