My Story
My Philosophy

Taking the first steps to therapy can be daunting; finding the right therapist can be challenging. It is important to me that you feel comfortable and understood-that's when the good stuff happens. Before we meet, we'll have a chance to talk about what brings you to therapy.


I use an integrative approach, which means I incorporate a broad range of therapies depending on your needs as a whole person. The foundation of all my work starts from a collaborative, safe relationship. 

Some of the approaches I focus on are: Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Somatic, CBT, DBT, Relational, Mindfulness.


What the heck does that mean?

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I offer warmth, empathy and life experience using a holistic approach. When we work together, you can be your authentic self, even if you don't know who that is yet. I have worked extensively with People of Color, LGBTQ+, sexual issues and anxiety and depression with a culturally-centered approach. 


What's it like to work with me? I am a thoughtful and compassionate therapist who speaks from the heart. I am intuitive and I customize therapy to meet the needs of each client. I believe in empowering my clients and concentrate on your strengths to work through issues.


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My Training
California Institute of Integral Studies
PhD student, Human Sexuality
Pepperdine University
Masters, Clinical Psychology
California State University Dominguez Hills
Bachelors, Psychology
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Zur Institute
Clinical Supervision

"Be curious, not judgmental."

                    -Walt Whitman

© 2020 by Jean Pappalardo 

Jean Pappalardo, LMFT

Mental Health & Sex Therapist

License #94424

Tel: 323-553-1971