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.
Dr. Kelly Kazmierski received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California, with a concentration in Child and Family Psychology. She completed her clinical internship at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, with an emphasis in Health Services Psychology. Dr. Kazmierski is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Irvine. She has received NSF and NIH funding to study how secure parent-child and romantic attachment relationships promote health and well-being in the face of stressors.
Dr. Kazmierski's clinical work also focuses on fostering strong relationships and promoting resilience for individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Kazmierski uses cognitive-behavioral (CBT), acceptance and commitment (ACT), dialectical-behavioral (DBT) and trauma-focused therapies (e.g., CPT) to help adults and adolescents change their relationship with painful emotions, build new skills for facing stressors, and lead more fulfilling lives. Her work with couples, children, and families utilizes evidence-based approaches (e.g., Family Systems, Emotion-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Integrative-Behavioral) to interrupt destructive patterns and promote attuned connections. Dr. Kazmierski believes that a strong therapy relationship fosters a client's own perspective, courage, and wisdom to not only solve problems but also build a more meaningful and connected life.