Jessica  Improta
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Jessica Improta

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Waitlist Online
Updated September 30, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Kink/Polyamory

Professional statement

Jessica Improta, LCSW is a psychotherapist with more than 12 years of experience providing therapy to clients of all ages. Jessica's clients tend to be smart, driven professional women, who feel a persistent sense of not being good enough. They often appear to have it all together, but struggle with an unseen challenge like disordered eating or trauma in their history such as sexual abuse or childhood abuse & neglect.

Jessica offers an eclectic approach to the process of healing that may include some mix of talk therapy, mindfulness and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), DBT & CBT skills, coaching, and relational information that arises within the therapeutic relationship. Her aim is to help clients make connections, reduce distress around painful memories, and incorporate new ways of being and seeing to enhance their life.

Jessica is a certified Intuitive Eating counselor, practices from a Health at Every Size perspective and affirms bodies of all sizes. She also is a BDSm and kink-aware therapist, LGBTQ+-affirming, and enjoys working with people involved or interested in non-traditional/poly relationships. Jessica's commitment lies in providing a safe, affirmative space to explore those issues without adding judgment or pathology to a client's relationships or identity.


Message to clients

Finding a therapist is a little like dating - you may have to try a few out to find the right fit for you, and I encourage that for you. Should we be a good fit, I will honor our work together and do my best to adjust as needed (I love feedback)...to help heal the wounds of the past, and create the path forward that you want. We will build a relationship founded on rapport and trust and may even share some laughs together. I hope to meet you soon!


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Binge eating disorder - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for reducing or eliminating episodes of binge eating

Imposter syndrome - Understanding and working through imposter syndrome as it pertains to daily life

Kink/Polyamory - Navigating the challenges of being in more than one or multiple romantic relationship; working with members of the kink community




Clientele

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

Insurance

Jessica Improta 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: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)

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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2017 - Present
Santa Monica UCLA, Rape treatment center, 2010 - Present
Reconnect Trauma Treatment, 2019 - Present
Family services of Santa Monica, counseling for kids, LA child guidance clinic

UCLA, MSW
Princeton, BA


Languages

English