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LOVING PRESENCE THERAPY

Loving Presence Therapy specializes in holistic mental health care and is currently offering psychotherapy services in-person in Stamford, CT and virtually in CT and NY.

Loving Presence Therapy’s mission is to provide holistic mental health services and resources to help people thrive in their relationship with self and others

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Jessica O. Riocci, LMFT

Owner and Psychotherapist 

My Experience

I’ve worked in the mental health field in a wide variety of settings. These experiences gave me the privilege and honor of learning from and serving a wide variety of people from all walks of life. It also gave me an inside view of the mental health system and the Western medical system. I seek to apply all of my experience, training, accumulated wisdom about life and the human condition, and knowledge of the ins and outs of the mental health system at large in my private practice so I can best serve my clients.

I’ve served as a Marriage and Family Therapist in a…

  • State agency working with young adults and their families transitioning out of DCF care
  • Group private practice helping children, adolescents, and their families
  • Private residential mental health treatment facility to help high-risk adolescents
  • Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program for 11-18 year olds
  • Mental Health Partial Hospitalization Program for 11-18 year olds

I’ve also gained real-world experience in the mental health field through positions other than a Marriage and Family Therapist:

  • Residential Counselor for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Advocate for a Sexual Assault hotline
  • Leader of empowerment classes for elementary school children to prevent child abuse and be there for disclosures
  • Field instructor in a Wilderness Therapy Program
  • Volunteer at a therapeutic school for children with special needs
  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter for women and their children

My Training

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Marketing from Fordham University

I’ve been trained and mentored by Rachelle Garcia Seliga and Silvia Urbani for 9 months as part of INNATE Postpartum Care Certificate training.

I’ve received advanced training in the treatment of Perinatal Mood Disorders by Postpartum Support International (PSI) and am in the process of becoming a Perinatal Mental Health Specialist. 

My Credentials

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Connecticut

CT license # 2771

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of New York

NY license # 001915.

Tele-health

Tele-health psychotherapy appointments are available for those located in Connecticut and New York

 

In-Person

Address:

27 5th Street

Stamford, CT 06906

 

Reach Out

Jessica@lovingpresencetherapy.com

(914) 214-7031

Feel free to call, text or email to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation

 

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FUN FACTS ABOUT ME

MY FAVORITE BEVERAGE IS...

Chai latte. Drinking a chai latte, going on a walk, and calling a friend is my favorite way to reset

BEFORE A THERAPY SESSION I'M...

Reflecting on the previous session, reading over past notes, breathing in essential oil scents, and meditating to fully embody unconditional love

MY SIMPLE PLEASURE...

Honey at the bottom of tea. My mom and sister usually gift me local honey from anywhere they travel

I'M ALWAYS READING AND RE-READING...

The Sophia Code by Kaia Ra &

Women Who Run With the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes PhD

MY IDEAL VACATION...

Lying on a beach with no plans

I KNEW I WANTED TO BE A THERAPIST SINCE...

7th grade, when a teacher suggested I pursue it and printed out a list of the different types

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