Welcome to BetterHelp! I am Jackie Maffett. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California, 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 almost 10 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
CA LPCC 14464
FL LMHC MH21486
IL LCPC 180008737
Jackie is AWESOME. She helped me through a problem that had been going on for years that was affecting my friendships, social life, and family life. I am so thankful for her. She is so kind and very insightful. She always is offering solutions that I have never thought of. I can't say enough good things about her!
Written on Jun 08, 2023 after therapy with Jacqueline for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Jacquline is great at her job - highly recommended.
Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Jacqueline for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coaching