Jean Pappalardo (she/her)

Accepting Clients

When you're ready to change start with curiosity. Therapy is a place to gather tools to identify your feelings & better understand yourself.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

I specialize in working with Black individuals, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and Fat & bigger-bodied people of all genders. I work from a holistic, intersectional approach, recognizing the whole person.

My Background and Approach

I'm a fat, Sicilian/Portuguese queer cis woman. My practice is sex-positive, fat-positive, and weight neutral. I have worked extensively with the Black community, People of Color & LGBTQIA+ community with issues including gender, sexuality, racism, systemic oppression, heteronormativity, internalized fatphobia, and body image. I work through an intersectional feminist and social justice lens. I use an integrative approach, which means I incorporate a broad range of therapies depending on your needs. 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.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am proud to be a therapist who allows a person to “come as they are” and invite them to get to know themselves on their terms. My goal is to guide, support, and collaborate with my client’s own path of discovery and growth. I am proud to offer a place to talk for those who have been marginalized and oppressed.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Health Net
  • Managed Health Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Rate: $160 - 185/session

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