Jessica LePera, LMFTA
Jessica LePera is the Program Director at Center for Discovery- Southport ED OP and has been with Discovery since 2017. Within Discovery’s Eating Disorder Programs, Jessica started her experience working as a Counselor III at the Adolescent RTC Facility in Southport, CT. Jessica continued by joining Greenwich IOP/PHP as a Program Therapist and became the Path to Peace lead due to her joy of working with the Binge Eating Disorder population. Jessica moved to the New Haven OP facility as Program Director before transitioning to Southport OP.
Jessica received her Bachelors degree from Southern Connecticut State University in Psychology, minoring in Forensics. She then continued her education at SCSU by gaining a Masters Degree in Marital and Family Therapy as well as certifications in Gestalt Therapy and Evidenced Based Practices. Jessica’s interest in trauma work influenced her to receive EMDR basic training and is continuing to work towards hours for certification. She has worked with both children and adults providing individual, family and group therapy while using a systemic lens.
Jessica has a passion for using theory in therapy that decreases anxiety, while increasing self- esteem and overall self-worth. Jessica’s goal within therapy is to bring the awareness of the clients inner strengths into their journey of recovery.