Jessica Hines is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Newport Beach, CA who practices psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a wide range of mental health concerns, including addiction. She has over five years of experience working specifically with adolescents and young adults, and was the former Program Director at Newport Academy, a young adult outpatient clinic. Jessica’s clinical focus lies in enhancing interpersonal relationships, building self-esteem, improving coping skills, refraining from negative/addictive behaviors, challenging self-defeating narratives, and building positive communication and boundaries amongst family members.
Jessica obtained her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Communications from the University of Southern California, graduating Magna Cum Laude and received her Masters degree (M.A.) in Psychology from Chapman University. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and maintains a humanistic approach while working primarily in the therapeutic modalities of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Jessica has maintained a presence both as an author and presenter. She has spoken on radio programs and at various conferences detailing her work with young adults, recovery, and process addictions. Additionally, Jessica, has co-authored and published various articles, including publications in top-ranked medical journals detailing her research on distinct coping skills and their effect on an individual’s ability to handle identified stressors.