Jessica Youseffi (She/ Her)

Accepting Clients

Are you ready to let go of negative self-beliefs, destructive behaviors, and release past traumas? I can help.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA


About My Clients

Do you present a self-confident image, but internally experience feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt? Perhaps you long to feel at peace with yourself, but the self-judgement and pressure leave you feeling anxious, depressed, & overwhelmed. I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with self-criticism, shame, and low self-esteem. After working with me, my clients feel more confident in their own skin, and are better able to navigate relationships, life transitions, and work-stress.

My Background and Approach

I integrate a mindfulness-based, somatic, and trauma-sensitive approach to help you cultivate deeper self-awareness and self-compassion. The way we relate to ourselves is key to our well-being. In times of difficulty, we can be harshly self-critical, which can lead to depression or self-loathing, and can make it harder to achieve our goals. I help my clients cultivate a kinder inner voice and develop greater self-acceptance so they can walk through life with more confidence and resilience. I provide queer and gender affirmative therapy and help LGBTQ+ clients navigate discrimination, stigma, intersecting identities, and relationships. I also provide Brainspotting therapy to help my clients access and release maladaptive thoughts, beliefs and behaviors resulting from trauma. The result is lasting change and nervous system regulation.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

You are not intrinsically broken or in need of fixing, but your pain is real. You also have innate wisdom, resilience, and capacity for growth, and my role is to help you access these underlying strengths so that you can feel more calm, centered, and confident in yourself. With deep presence and care, I provide a warm space for you to be as you are, without fear of judgment. I integrate a social-justice lens and value supporting individuals from underrepresented populations who experience social marginalization, including POC, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants. Therapy can be a powerful catalyst for transformation and deep inner work. I am inspired by the courage it takes to pursue this work, and I will be honored by the opportunity to join you on your journey to feeling more fulfilled, satisfied, and whole.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Baha'i
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Farsi, Hebrew
  • Rate: $160 - 175/session


Email Jessica
516 Oakland Ave
Oakland, CA 94611
1749 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94709

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