I'm Jessica Anorve, and I'm a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents and adults to help reduce anxiety, stress, and depression using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. These methods help empower my clients to make positive changes in their everyday lives.
My therapeutic approach varies based on the needs of each client I work with. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I believe that everyone has their own unique experiences that shape who they are, and it's important to understand those experiences in order to move forward in life.
I have experience working with diverse individuals struggling with low self-esteem, stress, loneliness, boundaries, communication, grief, and challenging life transitions. This often presents as anxiety or depression, which may interfere with daily functioning, relationships with others, and our outlook on life. I believe it is important to guide my clients through these transition periods and to strengthen skills to allow them to feel better about themselves and their lives.
My communication style
My style is collaborative, empathic, and supportive which helps create an environment where the client feels safe to explore difficult issues without judgment. I am a good listener and have the ability to connect with people from all backgrounds and life experiences.
My journey to therapy
I was attracted to becoming a therapist based on my personal journey and life experiences. My passion is to empower others to become the best version of themselves and help guide them to live fulfilling lives.
My goals for you
My goal is to work together with the client to develop a deeper understanding of the anxiety or depression and the impact it has been playing in their life. This includes using evidence-based interventions to address the issues head-on and learn skills to help the client meet their goals and improve their overall well-being so they can focus on what truly matters to them.
My first session with you
What you can expect from our first session together is for us to spend the majority of our time talking about how you've been feeling recently, and for me to ask questions to better understand some of why you may be feeling that way. The first session is about us building an initial connection, discussing expectations, and what you are hoping to accomplish in our work together. This can help set realistic goals, which will make our work more effective and successful.