WELCOME to the platform! I thank you for learning more about me and my professional experience in counseling. First, let me congratulate your courage in seeking help. I am very proud of you. Life can be challenging sometimes--it just is!
Many emotions and states of being are completely normal in context to certain experiences —- depression, anxiety, hopelessness, frustration, confusion, and ambivalence. Still, you deserve to be happy and live your very BEST life! Let's see if we can work together and help you achieve your goals and explore your authentic self.
ABOUT ME: My name is Jacqui (pronounced
j-a-c-k-i-e) and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and multistate licensed.
Connecting with you from the land of many indigenous tribes. (Why land acknowledgment matters; Louisiana's Indigenous People) copy/paste the links below to find out more:
EDUCATION: I graduated with a Master's in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from a CACREP university. I am currently a doctoral candidate (Ph.D.) in Marriage & Family Therapy.
EXPERIENCE: I have many years of counseling experience with a wide range of mental and emotional health concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, career confusion/ discontentment, addiction, sexual orientation/gender issues, marital discord, family conflict, unresolved trauma, grief/loss and overall life challenges/transitions that may get in the way of us living our best lives.
What this means... I approach issues, concerns, life events and the counseling process from a systems-based and strengths perspective that is attuned to "patterns of being" that may keep us stuck in our unwanted emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and experiences.
I believe in focusing on one's strengths while offering validation of feelings as we work toward desired goals---and challenging with direct honesty where necessary. In addition, I am an integrative therapist using modalities such as trauma-informed care, emotionally focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, reality therapy, Law of Attraction theory, positive psychology, and systems theory to name a few (this is not an exhaustive list).
Sound okay thus far? Well, let's talk so you can get on your way to healing, feeling better in life, and leaning into your authenticity!
Jacqui, LPC-S :-))
Doctoral Candidate (Ph.D.)
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing
LA LPC 6607
AZ LPC LPC-19115
NV LCPC CP5258-R
Ms Jacqueline is very supportive I feel she not only listens but meets me where I am and is helping guide me to being and becoming who and what I want to be. I appreciate her willingness to move in any direction no matter which way the conversation goes and is ready to provide feedback.
Written on Jul 15, 2023 after therapy with Jacqueline for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, a
Jacqueline is so kind and insightful. She is able to hear the hurt under the words I'm saying. She's wonderful. Highly recommend
Written on May 14, 2023 after therapy with Jacqueline for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
I had a wonderful experience with Jacqui. In only a few sessions with her, I was able to make the life changing decision to leave my then abusive husband. I had tried many times for years before that and did not have the confidence and healthy self esteem to follow through. Jacqui reached me like no one else had been able to, with her warmth, ability to connect and her own life experiences. She gave me the confidence to believe that I deserved more in life. It has been almost 2 years and I really do have her to thank for living a life more full then I could have ever imagined before my sessions with her. Thank you Jacqui!
Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Jacqueline for 2 years on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Jacqui is the human embodiment of warmth. She's seen me at my best and my worst but her voice and personality never fails to bring a smile to my face. When our session starts, I'm already feeling better. She has helped me in tangible ways and intangible ways through great transitions in life. She identifies strengths and areas that need work without judgment, and connects with you in a way that feels personal and meaningful. She doesn't sugar-coat when she needs to point out work that needs to be done, but she does it when I can take it and when I know I can do that work. I truly love that.
Written on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Jacqueline for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Shws absolutely amazing. Especially going as far as wanting to learn about my culture
Written on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Jacqueline for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Jacqui is very kind and understanding. I immediately felt comfortable with her and I am a guarded person. She’s very timely and thoughtful with her responses. I recommend Jacqui she’s a 10/10
Written on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Jacqueline for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and coping with life changes