Jessica Castaneda has been in the mental health field providing therapy and social services since 2011. She’s worked with children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance and/or behavioral issues, as well as those involved in the Juvenile court and the foster care systems. Additionally, she has worked with adults, families, trauma, grief and loss, and adoption. She has provided these services through working at The Cancer Support Center, residential facilities for high-risk youth, child protective services with Los Angeles and San Diego County.
Currently, Jessica works in an Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. At the IOP level of care, Jessica’s role and responsibilities include providing psycho-education, multi-family therapy, psycho-social assessments, crisis management, and suicide prevention and intervention techniques.
Jessica’s strengths are standing with the client in their struggles and providing guidance in identifying the skills and techniques required to self-regulate, increase stress tolerance, and manage a variety of emotions.
Jessica is committed to providing compassionate care and treatment to individuals who struggle with trauma, grief, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, aggression, behavioral and emotional struggles. Overall, she is dedicated to helping families heal through healthy communication and understanding.
Jessica received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles, and her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Cal State University, Fullerton. Jessica is a California native with additional time spent in Europe.
In her leisure time she enjoys traveling and creating lifelong memories with family and friends. Her daily goal is to live life to the fullest with no regrets.