Last edited 03/07/2024

Mary-Jo Foresta LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Mary-Jo Foresta Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My passion is working with adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or substance use disorders. I have an orientation that is holistic, and client centered. My approach is informed by several theoretical frameworks including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma and Substance Abuse. I believe what leads people to seek therapy is the feeling of uncertainty about life choices, the ineffective behavioral and thinking patterns that are acted on over and over again. These patterns can show up in our relationship to ourselves, to substances, and especially to others. I approach therapy with the genuine belief that all people are worthy and capable of breaking these patterns and creating healthy relationships with themselves, with others and creating an authentic life. Inner work is the principle that facilitates insight, that assists with identifying ineffective behaviors and thoughts, and overcoming them to create a life worth living. I am a therapist at Octave, a behavioral health practice creating a new standard for mental health care that’s both high-quality and accessible.





Life transitions


General Expertise

Panic attacks & panic disorder


Substance abuse


Women's issues

In-Network Insurance



Health Net


First Session$205
Individual Therapy$205
Marriage & Couples Counseling$250
Family Therapy$250

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Training / Certifications

Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals


  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 93144


MSW - Social Work, California State University, Long Beach

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Mary-Jo Foresta, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Mary-Jo Foresta, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Mary-Jo Foresta accepting new clients?

Yes, Mary-Jo Foresta is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Mary-Jo Foresta accept insurance?

Yes, Mary-Jo Foresta accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem and Health Net.

What types of therapy does Mary-Jo Foresta offer?

Mary-Jo Foresta offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does Mary-Jo Foresta offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Mary-Jo Foresta for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Mary-Jo Foresta offer online therapy?

Yes, Mary-Jo Foresta offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Mary-Jo Foresta?

Mary-Jo Foresta typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Mary-Jo Foresta speak?

Mary-Jo Foresta conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Mary-Jo Foresta online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Mary-Jo Foresta online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.