The journey of life can be overwhelming for all of us. Today, most people recognize that assistance in choosing the correct track for our lives can not only be beneficial, but empowering in our continued journey towards wellness. My services aim to improve my clients’ functioning, add clarity, and allow for personal and emotional growth. When families and individuals move towards wellness, healing and success happen. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based is Missouri with over 11 years of experience working with clients that have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, communication difficulty, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced substance abuse themselves and with family members. One of my specialties is working with blended families. My husband and I successfully blended five children aged 7 - 12 over 21 years ago. That experience had a direct impact on my decision to become an LPC and be in a position that allows me to help other families find peace, happiness and improved relationships.
As the very proud wife of an Air Force Veteran, mother of five adult children and now grandmother to some amazing grandchildren, my life experiences have provided insight into situations that face a wide and diverse population of individuals. My counseling style is very solution focused using a warm and interactive approach. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, using unconditional acceptance and active listening skills. My approach is considered eclectic in that I often use a combination of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. You are the expert on your life, my job is to help you work through those areas that are feeling overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Perhaps together we can find solutions that otherwise you may have never considered or realized you were already in reach of achieving. If you are ready to take that first step towards a journey of healing and growth, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
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I love her! Very sweet and kind. Helps with my needs. And helps me to better understand what I need to fix in my life.
Written on Aug 20, 2022 after therapy with Jackie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Talking with Jackie is like talking with a friend who gives good advice. She makes you feel comfortable and relaxed and provides good feedback toward the situation at hand. I would recommend her to anyone in need.
Written on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Jackie for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts
Jackie is a very empathetic person and has been very patient with my schedule.
Written on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Jackie for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
She is excellent
Written on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Jackie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, and adhd