WELCOME to the platform! I thank you for learning more about me and my professional experience in counseling. First, let me congratulate you on having the courage to seek help. I am very proud of you. Life can just be challenging sometimes--it just is! It is completely normal to have experiences of depression, anxiety, hopelessness, frustration, confusion, and ambivalence. You deserve to be happy and live your very BEST life! Let's see if we can work together and help you to get the assistance you desire.
ABOUT ME: My name is Jacqui (pronounced like j-a-c-k-i-e) and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in several states. Connecting with you from the land of many indigenous tribes. (Why land acknowledgment matters; Louisiana's Indigenous People) copy/paste links below to find out more:
EDUCATION: I graduated with a Masters in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from a CACREP university. I am currently a doctorate 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 daily challenges that can get in the way of 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 tuned into "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. It is my mindset that everyone has something positive going for them no matter how awful the current/past circumstances. In addition, I utilize many different interventions such as trauma-informed care, forgiveness therapy, CBT, 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). I am a fully trained EMDR therapist. Let me know if you are interested in this structured modality of therapy.
So.. Sound okay thus far? Well, let's talk so that we can get you on your way to healing, feeling better, positive resolution, relief of stress, overcoming life challenges/transitions, and better quality of life and improved mental/emotional health.
No better time than the present! Talk soon :-)
Jacqui, LPC :-))
Doctoral Candidate (Ph.D.)
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Somatization , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #6607 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
LCPC #LPC-19115 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Jacqui Hayes is a wonderful counselor with a wealth of knowledge and experience to support her clients to be the best versions of themselves. She is adaptive, reassuring and gentle to the natural flows the experience of therapy can have. I can not recommend her highly enough as a counselor for all the support and guidance she provides.
Jacqui is amazing, and I'm so happy I didn't give up on therapy before I found her. She is warm, engaging, understanding, eloquent, and helpful. I immediately felt at home with her, like she was a long lost friend. She asks big questions that get to the core of my issues and helps me make sense of my mind. She listens and holds space for whatever comes up, and the exercises she sends are helpful. I'm very lucky to have her support.
Jacqui is a breath of fresh air, I'm grateful for being able to work with her a second time as her counseling style works perfectly for me. After each session, I feel like I'm able to walk away and successfully do the work that's needed. And she's the only person that can help get me together without the feeling of being chastised or judged like friends and family. I enjoy that we can laugh through our conversations it makes every thing easier.
I love how Jacqui listens to what I’m going through and is so encouraging and affirming. I appreciate that she respects me where I am. Thank you Jacqui.
Jacqui takes the time to listen thoroughly and allows space before she responds while in session, she is letting us come to the conclusions and helps to guide us to them.
Jacqui is caring, attentive and experienced.
I felt comfortable and safe with Jacqui almost immediately - in addition to having a calm approachability she knows what leading questions to ask to guide me in the right direction. Particularly with substance abuse issues - I've truly never had the success in sobriety AND recovery that I now have through working with Jacqui. Navigating sober life is scary and new but Jacqui gives me the guidance and confidence to know I can succeed.
Jacqui has been incredibly supportive and insightful. My life is better because of her guidance.
All good no complaints!
Jacqui is incredible at delivering information and validating feelings. I am an extremely sensitive person and find it very hard to be vulnerable but she manages to balance the truthfully hard work of therapy with the ability to nurture and encourage.
Jacqui is passionate about her work and her clients are her primary focus. She really understands the issues her clients have and wastes no time in doing so. Her worksheets are relevant and very helpful. I highly recommend Jacqui for her empathy and honesty.
Jacqui has such a calming presence. She is a wonderful listener and asks great questions that really make you reflect. In my short time with her I've learned her "do the work" approach has been so beneficial for me. She has a great way of asking the right questions that help you to see your thought patterns, and empowers you to not be a slave to them. I've been dealing with the same issues for 8 years and she was the first person to help me see not only my participation in it, she has changed the way I think about myself and my self worth. She provided the right homework, worksheets and videos that were so helpful to me. She is knowledgeable, professional and prepared. I would highly recommend Jacqui to anyone who is striving for a better version of themselves.
I really like her, shes flexible with my routines and timelines and gets back to me with helpful advise pretty quickly. All in all I've enjoyed working with her.
I have only spoken with her once. I cried most of the time. She was a good listener!