Jennie Marie Battistin LMFT graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology with Summa Cum Laude honors from Woodbury University and a Master's in Clinical Psychology with Cum Laude honors from Pepperdine University and has completed additional training including Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Gottman Leader training in the Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, Prepare and Enriched Certified Couples Therapist training, Dialectical Behavior Training, Cognitive Behavior Training, and Mindfulness Skills.
Jennie Marie has over a decade of experience in the field of psychology. In addition, to her educational and clinical background as a marriage family therapist, Jennie's experience includes two decades of working as a lay-counselor for various organizations. She has facilitated support groups with couples in pre-marital and marriage counseling, individuals healing from divorce, and families navigating life-stage challenges. This provides experience that is more comprehensive than just a Bachelor's and Master's in psychology, and offers unique perspectives and valuable insights beyond the traditional classroom setting.
Other notable credits: Jennie Marie is a former actor and worked with clients in the entertainment industry for 20 years. She has had numerous TV appearances and interviews and is a frequent consultant to various writers and networks.
Jennie Marie Battistin LMFT (She/Her)
Founder and CEO - Media Psychological Consultants
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
License #: LMFT80423 / 3138-R
Clinical Director and Founder - Hope Therapy Center
Dr. Stacey Simmons completed both her Bachelor’s in Anthropology and PhD in Media/Social Psychology from the University of New Orleans. She received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology, with a focus in Depth Psychology, from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California.
Dr. Stacey Simmons is deeply interested in the unconscious and the role it plays in our everyday lives. She writes extensively about the unconscious on my blog and for various magazines and journals. I also run a dream group for those interested in learning more about the power of dreams to influence us in the waking world.
Stacey has been drawn to the helping professions for most of her life. She worked as a teacher for special education students and then served my community as an ordained minister in the 1990’s. She later became trained in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy, a practice she has been engaged in for a decade. Stacey has seen first hand the incredible healing that can take place when therapeutic techniques and human development reach past the therapy room.
Dr. Stacey believes the goal of therapy is to help ease my clients’ suffering, whether as individuals or couples, as they become more truly who they are meant to be. She knows that quality therapy is non-judgmental, unbiased, and promotes healing based on where people are and what they can tolerate as they move in a healing direction towards wholeness.
Other notable credits: former entertainment production executive.
Dr. Stacey Simmons, LMFT, APCC, PhD (She/Her)
Executive Director - Media Psychological Consultants
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
License #: LMFT110847
Registered Assoc. Professional Clinical Counselor
Registered Associate PCC12962
Laura P. Reeser, MA, LMFT graduated with a Master's in Clinical Psychology with Summa Cum Laude honors from Pepperdine University. Laura is a registered Marriage & Family Therapy Intern and Professional Clinical Counselor Intern.
She works with clients in a collaborative manner using solution-oriented treatments including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Laura is EMDR- trained, which is an effective intervention method that helps to decrease anxiety and disturbing thoughts, process traumatic experiences, and heal from emotional distress.
Laura works with couples using the Gottman Method, which has research-based results. She has a comprehensive background working with teenagers, including experience on Burbank High School campuses. When working with teens, she often collaborates with parents, schools, psychiatrists, and pediatricians to optimize outcomes.
Before working in the field of Psychology, Laura spent fifteen years in the arts and seven years in corporate entertainment and technology. This experience enriches and increases her understanding of clients from many different lifestyles.
Other notable credits: former dance performer and choreographer for numerous Los Angeles based productions.
Sarah van der Pol, AMFT received her Masters in Counseling from California State University Northridge and my Bachelors in Performance from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, England. In addition, I has training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Sarah has provided clinical treatment at the Center for Individual and Family Counseling and adolescent treatment at the CHAMPS Charter High School for the Arts. For over five years I have been successfully treating individuals, couples and adolescents to resolve issues with depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, insecurity, low self-worth, fear, and creative difficulties. I believe my background in creative arts gives me a greater understanding and empathy with those who may be struggling with the challenges that often arise while working in artistic fields.
Other notable credits: former actor on-screen, theater, and voice.
Jasmine Nicole, BA (She/They)
Inclusivity and Union Relations Director -
Intimacy and Mental Health Coordinator
Life Coach - Vividly Confident Coaches
SAG-AFTRA Member since 1998
Jasmine Nicole graduated with a Bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of California, Irvine and has completed additional training including Intimacy Direction and Coordination for the Performing Arts, Coaching and Facilitation, Bystander Intervention, Conflict Resolution, Boundaries and Consent practices, Laban Movement, Size and Diversity Inclusivity, Psychological and Mental Health First Aid, COVID-19 Safe Sets and Pandemic Awareness, Havening techniques, and Mindfulness Skills.
In addition to their educational and training background as an Intimacy and Mental Health Coordinator, Jasmine's experience includes over a decade of work as an administrative coordinator for various organizations. Jasmine also provides mental health services as a Life Coach and facilitator of support groups for actors recovery from industry trauma experiences and individuals suffering from negative body image and self worth. Before working as an Intimacy and Mental Health Coordinator, Jasmine spent six years in the technology and professional services industries. These diverse experiences have enriched and increased their understanding of clients from many different lifestyles and cultures.
Other notable credits: Jasmine has two decades of experience as an actor and performer in various arts disciplines including Film, Television, Commercials, Live Theatre, Online Performances, Improv, Stand-Up Comedy, Hosting and Podcasting.