Hello, I am Jacqueline Awe . I grew up in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean and I have lived in the United States as a citizen for the past twenty-three years. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and master addiction counselor (MAC). I work as a supervisor in higher education [Student Affairs] and oversee counseling, disability, health, and prevention services. I am the coordinator of a program that supports students who age out of foster care and those who identify as homeless. Outside of this role, I do domestic violence and substance abuse assessments and counseling with adults with various life issues. I am also a mother, wife, sister, godmother, supervisor, friend, volunteer, and many other roles that I enjoy.
I decided to pursue this profession after failing miserably at insurance sales. I realized that I enjoy helping people in a social context and not in sales. While volunteering, I observed a professional who was helping children and their families, and it imprinted on me. I followed that profession and never looked back. I empathize readily, and I intentionally choose to view people through the lens of integrity and worth. I use a strengths perspective in my work, and I enjoy finding the hero in your stories, and re-introducing you to him/her. I believe in client empowerment, so I do not tell you the answers but instead I work with you to explore options and assist you in selecting what would work best for your wellness.
My schedule: I practice from 8 a.m. to 5p.m, so my availability is late evenings or the slots that are open from Friday to Sunday of each week. My schedule is ideal for the traditional hour working person who would prefer a therapist when they wind down in the evening or are available on weekends.
I believe in giving people more mercy and less judgment. My goal is to be helpful and support you through this current season in your life. I wish you only good!
- Relationship issues
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Communication Problems , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
LCSW #CSW007229 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Jacqueline has been fantastic for me & so gentle with her actionable suggestions for me. I’m having several issues & she has helped me tease out the most important ones. That’s allowed me to feel far better about myself & my accomplishments,
She is excellent!
Ms. Awe is absolutely wonderful. She is warm, genuine, and tackles the topics we work through in a relatable way. I feel seen and heard and supported. I truly appreciate my time with her. Highly recommend!
She is very attentive, and resourceful. She even sends inspirational and motivational messages daily. She is not just doing a job, she is very invested in her patients care. I love that about her.
Jacqueline understands my culture and that is rare! It is comforting to know that she is there and cares.
Listens which helps her help you, enabling her to really discover what the underlying issues are. Rooted in Christianity she has a real love for Christ and incorporates this in her practice. Refreshing and enlightening extremely equipped to provide you with the tools needed to successfully go forth