Jessica Haratounian is a 2nd-year doctoral student at Alliant International University, CSPP. She has been working with clients at CARE-LA for one year and is supervised by Dr. Erin Cantwell.
Jessica has experience working with diverse children, adolescents, teens, and their families with life transitions, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD, and social skills concerns. Jessica’s objectives include using a strengths-based approach and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She currently does individual therapy, group therapy, and parent coaching. She leads and facilitates both social skills groups for ages 7-9 and 10-12.
She believes in walking alongside her clients on their journey of growth by creating an empathetic, non-judgmental, and collaborative space. Her approach is to meet clients where they are and support them in regulating their emotions, creating more compassion for themselves, finding more capacity to feel the hard emotions, and developing more understanding of how to cope with the many challenges of life while also making more room for connection, purpose, and happiness.