Jessica Cerutti, LCSW​


​​I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience in providing psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, and parents. I have a background in providing mental health services in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, schools, and hospital-based settings. I have extensive experience providing therapy to individuals who have been impacted by trauma, abuse, and neglect. These experiences have informed my practice greatly, as I have a well-rounded understanding as to how trauma, internal discord, physical well-being, and community issues can impact mental health functioning. 

In addition to my private practice, I am a Clinical Supervisor at Alma Family Services, a non-profit community mental health agency located in East Los Angeles.  

Theoretical Orientation:

My approach includes the following depending on each client’s unique needs: emotion-focused, attachment-based, inter-subjective, psychodynamic, shame-sensitive, and trauma-focused. My approach also focuses on increasing self-reflection and vulnerability to promote personal growth. 

Post Graduate Training: 

DEFT (Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy) completion of Levels 1, 2, and 3 through the DEFT Institute.
IFS (Internal Family Systems) completion of one-year Online Circle.

Professional Affiliations:

  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • National Association of Social Workers


  • LCSW through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (LCS29869)
  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential through UCLA


  • California State University, Los Angeles, MSW (emphasis on women, children, and families)
  • Institute for European Studies, Vienna, Austria
  • The Pennsylvania State University, PA, BA in Art History
  • The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, (emphasis on Art Therapy)