JEAN PAPPALARDO, MA, LMFT
MENTAL HEALTH & SEX THERAPIST
BE CURIOUS THERAPY
"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare."- Audre Lorde
Have a particular life obstacle that's overwhelming? Working with a therapist can help put things in perspective. As a dedicated Mental Health & Sex Therapist in Los Angeles, it's important to me that you are seen and heard. I’m here to guide you through life’s challenges with the attention and care you deserve.
SERVICES I OFFER
Personalized Care and Guidance
I provide individual therapy to people who bring their curiosity and are ready to get to work! Therapy is a place to gather tools to identify your feelings, better understand yourself, and manage uncomfortable emotions. I specialize in working with Fat/bigger-bodied people of all genders, Black and POC, & LGBTQIA+ individuals.
From individual concerns to relational issues, we can discuss all things sex & sexuality. Sex therapy does not include physical contact - it's talk therapy. Let's talk about desire, performance anxiety, intimacy, gender identity, sexual identity, polyam, kink, body image, sexual health, functioning, and pleasure too!
*Please note, I do not work with couples. Individual therapy only.
Fatphobia, sizeism, diet culture, weight bias — different names, same discrimination. No matter what you call it, it is hurtful and harmful. Fat stigma traumatizes people of all genders and it's not your fault. There is a lot to unlearn about diet culture. Liberate your body. Stop shaming yourself. You deserve to tell your own story about your body. I trust you. Trust yourself. Trust your body.
A BIT ABOUT THERAPY
Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing
Why You're Here
Internalized fat phobia. Stress. Worry. Feeling overwhelmed. Sex. Insecurity. Boundary work. Guilt. Shame.
Come as you are. Approach change without judgment. Change starts with radical acceptance.
I'm a therapist who goes to therapy, so I understand change can be uncomfortable. I work collaboratively to support you on your own path of discovery and growth.
What To Expect
No judgment. Validation. Self-understanding. Permission. Support. Tools. Acceptance. Mindfulness.
The first steps to therapy and finding the right therapist can be daunting. It's important you feel seen & heard. Let's talk about what brings you to therapy in a free 15 min. phone consultation.