Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jackie has a multicultural background and is trilingual, providing services in English, Portuguese and Spanish to clients with a wide variety of mental health diagnoses and substance use disorders. She has over 15 years of proven experience in the field of counseling.
Jackie is passionate about helping others succeed in improving their mental health and overall wellbeing so they can live an optimal and healthy life. She utilizes Positive Psychology concepts and Motivational Interviewing which are both a form of strength-based approaches. Motivational Interviewing has been defined as “a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation to change.” Jackie also uses an informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Jackie's education journey is impressive! She completed her Bachelor's degree in Social Work at Universidade Federal Fluminense. She obtained specialized training in Addiction Counseling and become a License Alcohol and Drug Counselor soon after finish her studies. She went on to obtain a Master's degree in Counseling and Psychological Service at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and became a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. As a life long learner, Jackie did not stop there! She started her Doctor of Psychology program in 2019 and has continue her doctoral studies to this present day.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MN LPCC 2810
Jacqueline is a wonderful therapist! Insightful and so so helpful to me.
Written on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Jacqueline for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Trying therapy again after some time was nerve wrecking especially doing it all virtually. When I was matched with Jacqueline and had our first session I was immediately put at ease. She listens and cares and helps me work out my thoughts and feelings. I truly appreciate the sessions we’ve had and I am so happy to have met her. Thank you!
Written on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Jacqueline for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Jackie has been enormously helpful in coaching me in having a plan, and a clear praxis for response when things don't go according to my hopes and plans. She has been attentive, asked meaningful questions and all in all been a fantastic thinking coach.
I really value our sessions together.
Written on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Jacqueline for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue
I have only just started but I feel so safe in my session to share and get the support I need. Jacqueline is wonderful and supports me so much.
Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Jacqueline for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem