Welcome to BetterHelp! I am Jackie Maffett. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and have been in professional practice for over 7 years.
I have worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, community mental health centers, and schools. I provide counseling to adults, couples, and families, with a particular interest in treating those in early adulthood, teen years, and adolescence.
I would consider myself an integrative therapist, meaning that I pull from different theoretical orientations based on my clients’ particular needs. I most often use cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques to help clients change intrusive thought patterns and develop healthy behaviors. I also use a psychodynamic focus to help my clients develop insight into the origin of their presenting problems. I am a solution-focused therapist and aim to foster practical change in my clients’ lives. I value my clients’ strengths and try to assist them in discovering those natural abilities to help bring about desired change. Finally, I whole-heartedly believe in the importance of creating a safe, trusting, and judgment-free space for my clients and I work to establish a warm, collaborative therapeutic relationship in which feedback is welcomed.
My clinical interests include: depression, anxiety, stress management, early adulthood life-stage transitions, grief and loss, low self-esteem, relationship issues, conflict management, and divorce and blended families. I have a passion for working with adolescent and young adults, particularly issues related to identity formation, self-esteem, and relationships.
You have taken the first step to make changes in your life by reaching out and that takes courage! I am glad you are here and I forward to supporting you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
FL LMHC MH21486
IL LCPC 180008737
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I love Jackie!! She is so understanding, listens to me, and really respects my problems and gives me very helpful insight on how to cope with certain things. She also gives good advice that makes me ponder my thoughts and behaviors and try and correct them.
Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Jacqueline for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Jacqueline for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coaching