What is an associate, anyway?

My current status is "Associate Marriage and Family Therapist", which means that while I have graduated with my Master's I have not yet completed the 3,000 hours of experience required in California for licensure. I am currently being supervised by a more experienced therapist while I work to complete these hours. 

There are lots of benefits to working with an Associate, including:

- A lower hourly rate than most licensed therapists

- More recent training that encompasses cutting-edge technique

- An extra set of eyes to ensure you receive the best possible care

- And finally, boundless optimism and enthusiasm!

I hope that this additional information helps you to make an informed decision regarding who you choose to trust with your care. 

Practicing through the auspices of Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, a nonprofit organization providing affordable counseling and psychotherapy services to children, teens, couples, families, and groups throughout San Francisco, the East Bay, and Contra Costa County.

© 2021 Jessica Gioia.

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

AMFT  #114719 

Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center

Supervised by Rawna Romero, LMFT #41466