Dr. Jessica Borelli completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at Yale University and her clinical internship at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, with a specialization in child and family psychotherapy.
After completing an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at University of Arizona, Dr. Borelli began a faculty position at Pomona College and started a small private practice. Her practice grew in Claremont to the point where she was supervising multiple therapists, consulting with treatment programs and other clinicians, and lecturing in her areas of expertise.
Dr. Borelli utilizes evidenced-based approaches in her work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples/families, most often drawing upon techniques originating in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (including exposure-based therapies), Emotion-Focused Therapy, and attachment-based approaches to therapy (including those involving mentalization). She specializes in working with individuals with anxiety, trauma, eating/weight, or relationship issues, and adopts an individualized, culturally sensitive approach with all of her clients. Dr. Borelli views therapy as an opportunity for the client to share, to learn, and to grow through a close connection.