It is my personal and professional belief that creating a life worth living requires intention and skill; it doesn’t just happen. Life can be difficult at times and some of the difficulties we experience are out of our control. However, sometimes we cause the pain we experience due to lack of skill, intention or self-awareness. Through acceptance and change we can learn to maximize our happiness and create a life we love. Acceptance requires a belief in something higher than yourself; Acceptance is essential in preventing temporary pain from becoming long-term suffering.
My area of focus includes borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, addiction issues, self-esteem and trauma. Mindfulness is a cornerstone of my therapeutic approach, which is something I practice daily. Mindfulness is being present in the moment without judgement. One of the components of mindfulness is being nonjudgmental and aware of the interconnectedness of life; we are all connected by something bigger than us as individuals.
I graduated from Michigan State University (go green!) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and Language Arts. I went on to pursue my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2009. I have been a licensed therapist for nearly 7 years.
I work with individuals who suffer from addiction and substance abuse issues. Having a belief in a higher power is one of the essential tenets of the recovery process for most of the clients I have worked with.
My husband and I are born and raised Roman Catholics and we raise our boys in the Catholic faith. However, my personal faith isn’t completely defined by the rules or guidelines of Catholicism. My personal faith is guided by my morals, values and a strong belief that we are all connected by a higher power. While I may refer to my higher power as God, you may refer to him/her as something else which completely welcomed and respected in our therapeutic journey.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LPC #6401013525 (Expires: 2022-05-01)
Jackie listens well and provides a good sounding board.
Great follow-through. Makes the most of our time and stays connected.