Sessions Counseling Group

Gary D. Pearle PhD, Clinical Supervisor MFT 30246


Joanna Lovinger 

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 88963
Contact me at 323.374.3875 ​or

jlovinger.therapy@gmail.com

I provide an integrative blend of psychodynamic, depth psychology, attachment theory, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in my work with individuals and couples.


Joanna Lovinger


My job is to ask the right questions to help you know yourself better and become the authority of your life and mind.


“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung




I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from 
Antioch University and a specialization in Spiritual and Depth Psychology. I studied Infant, Early Childhood, and Parent Psychotherapy at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, which helps inform my work with parents, teens, and anyone whose struggles stem from unmet needs in early childhood.


As part of my training, I did play and art therapy with children in the Burbank public school system. My work with adult clients has helped to reduce anxiety and depression symptoms and change old patterns. 

A Marriage and Family Therapy Professional Corporation

In addition to my professional training, my life experiences give me a deep understanding of the complex issues surrounding adoption, including infertility, loss, trauma, and hope. I welcome the opportunity to work with adult adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents.


Does a therapist need to be a parent in order to be good at the job? Of course not. But here are some thoughts on the overlap between my job as mother and therapist

I have written for television and my personal essays can be found at Salon.com, The Boston Globe, and many other publications.

My fees for individual clients range from $80 to $100, depending on income. The fee for couples is always $120. Initial intake sessions for all clients is $60. I see clients on Mondays and Wednesdays.










“Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.”

– Jalaluddin Rumi

My job is to ask the right questions to help you know yourself better and become the authority of your life and mind. I work collaboratively, discussing treatment goals and assessing progress. I’m interested in your past, insofar as it helps to illuminate how you can improve your life in the present.


I listen for patterns, symbols, dreams, and what’s not being said. Our work will uncover unconscious material that provides a deeper understanding of who you are and why you make the choices you make. My goal is for you to no longer need to come to therapy sessions.