My name is Jacquelyn Buffo, but you can feel free to call me Jackie. I am born and raised in Michigan. My husband and I have 3 boys and we enjoy anything outdoors. In fact, we decided to leave the hustle and bustle of our large city and move to the countryside at the end of 2017. It was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made!
I graduated from Michigan State University (go green!) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and Language Arts. I went on to pursue my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2009. I have been a licensed therapist for nearly 7 years. Prior to practicing as a professional counselor, I worked as a career counselor in Detroit for 3 years.
After earning my graduate degree, I worked as an in-home therapist in the metro Detroit area. There, I counseled adults and children who were survivors of abuse, experiencing PTSD, and addiction issues. After I obtained my certification as an advanced drug and alcohol counselor in 2016, I became the primary counselor at an inpatient women’s specialty program. I provided therapeutic services to pregnant women and mothers suffering from substance abuse and mental health disorders.
I was able to obtain my dream job as an adolescent and adult outpatient therapist with Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in 2016. HFHS provided me with an amazing opportunity to receive intensive training in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). I am currently in the process of obtaining my DBT certification and I co-lead an adolescent DBT skills group. My area of focus includes borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, addiction issues, interpersonal conflict, self-esteem and trauma.
It is my personal and professional belief that creating a life worth living requires intention and skill; it doesn’t just happen. Life can be difficult at times and some of the difficulties we experience are out of our control. However, sometimes we cause the pain we experience due to lack of skill, intention or self-awareness. Through acceptance and change we can learn to maximize our happiness and create a life we love. Mindfulness is a cornerstone of my therapeutic approach, which is something I learned in my DBT training and practice daily.
I am blessed to be able to provide services with BetterHelp because it makes therapy accessible to everyone. It can feel intimidating and scary to reach out for professional help and it can also be one of the best decisions you ever make. BetterHelp is a revolutionary platform that helps make therapy more approachable by reducing the fear that can accompany traditional face-to-face counseling. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit more about me, I look forward to hearing more about you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
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Really great compassionate person. Lots of great advice and recommendations of strategies to help with my problems. She's wonderful.
Jackie was awesome!!! I’m very difficult to deal with and I have tons of stressors going on in my life. Jackie was able to see things that I couldn’t and provide advice to get through them. We broke down each stressor at a time to talk them through. I highly recommend!
She is amazing
I’ve been working with Jackie for a few weeks now. I’ve not engaged with therapy in my adult life before so I didn’t come into this knowing what to expect. I still don’t really. I can say that Jackie has been kind, thoughtful, and offered helpful insight to the things I’ve shared with her so far. I’m very grateful for this platform as it made starting this self help journey that much easier.
I absolutely love speaking with Jacquelyn. She listens and offer great expertise. I always leave our sessions feeling better! I would highly recommend.
It has only been a couple weeks since being matched up with Jacquelyn but she is really helping me to examine myself and my problems and get through them. She is reminding me that everything takes time and I should allow it to and not rush it. I am trying and I have begun to notice that I am improving and am more confident in my life. It is nice to lift the weight off of myself and not be closed in and alone.
Jackie has been an indispensable person to have by my side as I navigate some large-ish life changes and the pandemic, etc. Glad to have her guidance during these transitions!
Jacquelyn is kind. She is very insightful. I would recommend her to anybody.
I found this program at exactly the right time and I feel like Jacquelyn and I are quite well matched. With other forms of talk therapy, I had to try a few counselors before I found one that stuck. Jacquelyn is so supportive and attentive. I never feel ashamed to tell her how I am feeling and it's so lovely to know I always have a listening ear available.
Jacquelyn is great & I love how she drew pictures out to explain concepts. One of the best counselors out there. Thank you for making a difference & empowering me.