Executive Team

Jessica Sanchez – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 84364

Clinical Director

My name is Jessica Sanchez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the founder of The Refinery. I am one of the few clinicians in the Coachella Valley to be intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and offer a comprehensive DBT program (see DBT tab). I utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), and various other therapeutic approaches to help individuals, adolescents, couples, and families achieve their goals and create a life worth living. I understand that although you may be doing the best you can at this moment, you may need additional support to help you work through troubling issues and reach your goals. My goal as your therapist is to create a safe, accepting, and non-judgmental environment where you are empowered to turn your problems into solutions and create the most satisfying life possible.

Education and Clinical Experience

Jessica received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University of Southern California. Jessica was intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy at the Linehan Institute. Jessica has successfully served as Clinical Director at several local treatment centers and has also successfully developed and implemented DBT programs in those centers.

Kelly Battaglia – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 86123

Clinical Director

My name is Kelly Battaglia. I am a Coachella Valley native and a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. During my undergraduate studies, I began my work in this field as a behavior therapist, utilizing principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to help children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Pervasive Developmental Disabilities. Working closely with families learning to cope and even thrive in the face of new challenges inspired me to get my Master’s Degree and become a therapist.

I currently work with Individuals (children, adolescents, adults), Families and Couples and I have been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by the Linehan Institute and offer a comprehensive DBT program, as well as Skills groups. Please click on the DBT Program and Services tabs for more information about my specialties.


B.A. in Psychology – Chapman University

M.A. in Psychology (Marriage Family Therapy emphasis) – Chapman University

License, Certifications

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #86123

Additional Training and Experience

Intensively trained in DBT by the Linehan Institute

Seeking Safety

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment

Professional Activities and Memberships

CAMFT- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Randi Parker, Director of Operations

45445 Portola Avenue, Suite 1
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Phone:(760) 385-3959
Fax: (760)406-5621

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