Jessica Gaines, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY28223) in California who specializes in working with young adults (20s and 30s) coping with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, adjustment and life transitions, stress management, emotional eating, body image, and health and nutrition. With an emphasis on the development of the whole person, she tries to foster the emotional, physical, social, academic, and spiritual development of her clients. Although her approach to therapy is primarily client-centered and integrative in order to tailor her technique and framework depending on client needs and unique presenting issues, she typically utilizes Psychodynamic, CBT, and Humanistic therapies.
Dr. Gaines strives to provide acceptance, empathy, and positive regard with clients, encourage them to challenge themselves, and work collaboratively toward client goals. Her hope is for clients to achieve a better understanding and acceptance of themselves, become more self-aware, realize their potential, and ultimately find peace within. Dr. Gaines has clinical experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in university, school, community mental health, and private practice settings.
Member of the Postpartum Health Alliance.