Jessica Punzo

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed
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(708) 613-8682 Website

Jessica Punzo

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed

Location

Middle Path Psychotherapy, LLC
1029 Lake St.
Suite 202
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 613-8682
Offers online therapy

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About

The majority of my training and work experience has specifically focused on the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma. I believe my job is to walk alongside my clients as they unpack their traumatic experiences, while providing continued safety and validation, all at their own pace. I have extensive experience in evidence based treatments for PTSD and have been successful in treating a wide variety of individuals. I have also completed specialized training in maternal mental health. I treat women dealing with mental health issues that come up during and after pregnancy, such as anxiety, depression, and OCD. I also help women navigate pregnancy loss, infertility, and traumatic births. As a mother myself, I am passionate about working with other mothers struggling with mental health issues related to pregnancy or the postpartum period.
In addition, I have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community. I believe it is critical to have a culturally sensitive and experienced therapist in order to maximize the effects of therapy, as the relationship between the client and therapist is extremely important. I utilize aspects of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in my practice, as I have found these approaches to work well for a wide variety of issues.
My approach to therapy tends to be straightforward and honest, as I value transparency and direct communication in the therapeutic relationship. I also have experience working with issues specific to veterans, as I completed a two year advanced fellowship at a VA medical center.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Illinois / 071.009047
  • School: Adler University
  • Year Graduated: 2013

Endorsements

Psychologist, PsyD

Psychologist, PsyD

Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

Psychologist, PsyD, MEd

Location

Middle Path Psychotherapy, LLC
1029 Lake St.
Suite 202
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 613-8682
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Veterans
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2022
Photo of Jessica Punzo, PsyD, Psychologist in Oak Park
Jessica Punzo

Psychologist, PsyD