I've spent most of my adult life, before and after earning my degree in clinical social work, exploring the effects of shame based learning on the psyche. As a culture here in the United States, our reliance on competition leads to anxiety and, all too often, internalized shame. There is nothing I know of more lethal to person's happiness than the belief that something is wrong with them. Though they mostly loved us, too many adults in our lives used shame as a teaching tool, in an effort to have us lead the rest of the pack. No blame in this game, they did their best. The resulting historical levels of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and emotional dis-ease sends us to our deaths much earlier than in other, older societies throughout the world.
My Psychodynamic foundation; use of use of multiple theoretical approaches with an emphasis on Unconditional Positive Regard; growing interest in spirituality as a complementing intervention, and genuine passion to help you find your true value makes me be excited about learning about how you see things. Will you allow me to show you how to enjoy the empowerment you feel by throwing off all the old stories and discovering your true self? There is only one of you in the entire universe. This makes you worthy of mental health, and so much more.
Note: I will not treat someone without first doing a visual wellness check. If you want phone sessions only, I am not your counselor. I will need 3 video sessions before moving to phone sessions only, or messaging. I hope you understand.
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Stress, Anxiety , Trauma and abuse , Depression , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Guilt and Shame , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #79942 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
We are very fortunate to be paired with Jacqueline. I was nervous about our first meeting and it can be challenging to find the right person to work with, but I was immediately put at ease after meeting her. She went above and beyond by providing resources prior to the meeting and the way the she guided the meeting, you can tell she had prepared. Talking to Jacqueline was like talking to a wise friend with helpful insight. We look forward to our future meetings.
Jacqueline has helped me significantly even in the one week that I’ve been working with her. I’ve been able to take back my power in several areas of life. I love how she addresses the issues head-on and does not waste time. I feel very lucky to have found her. She’s responsive, supportive, wise and very experienced.
The absolute best. Jacqueline is so real and I am so glad I found her and BetterHelp when I did. She has been a great listener, provided honest feedback and advice, and has truly been the greatest boost and support at a time when I needed it most. Highly recommend and would definitely come back to her if I ever felt I needed it in the future. Grateful doesn’t even cover it.
Jacqueline inspires confidence! I appreciate her attitude and expertise with spirituality, holistic health, and that she provides homework which allows me to continuously think about my growth.
A wonderful human and therapist. Very grateful for her wisdom, kindness and straightforward care. I would recommend her to anyone.
Jacqueline Johnson is so impressive to me because she comes to the table with vast knowledge and also has a personable side to her so you relate to her. She sends information and homework to be done and that's a good thing! And she touches base with you frequently. I'm very excited about continuing to work with her! I am hoping that working with her will help me to bring the change to my life that I so desperately want!
Excellent counselor— open minded, kind, supportive, and also holds you accountable.
She has my back and best interests at heart. I am growing so much thanks to her and am start to see myself in a more positive light.