Jacquelyn Buffo

(MS, LPC, CAADC)
Therapist Jacquelyn Buffo Photo

About Me

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 9 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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401013525 (Expires: 2022-05-01)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion

Jackie is so understanding and knowledgeable about different tactics and skills. I’ve only had one session with her, but I already feel like the things she has to say are very helpful to the changes I want to make in my life and for that I am so grateful.

Written by L.I. on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Jackie is so sweet, we’ve only had a few sessions but she’s the best and I️ look forward to continuing therapy with her <3

Written by P.A. on Jun 27, 2021 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She had good advice on how to handle and accept my depression.

Written by C.A. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

So far my time with Jacquelyn has been beneficial, I don't personally believe we have had a chance to dive to deep into things. So far we have been communicating strictly through messaging which has been helpful for me compose my thoughts. We have our first video session tomorrow and I am definitely looking forward to it!

Written by K.R. on Jan 12, 2021 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Really great compassionate person. Lots of great advice and recommendations of strategies to help with my problems. She's wonderful.

Written by M.E. on Dec 09, 2020 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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!

Written by J.E. on Jul 09, 2020 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She is amazing

Written by A.N. on Jun 03, 2020 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by C.H. on May 10, 2020 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I absolutely love speaking with Jacquelyn. She listens and offer great expertise. I always leave our sessions feeling better! I would highly recommend.

Written by J.E. on Apr 17, 2020 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by N.A. on Mar 23, 2020 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by B.R. on Nov 21, 2019 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Jacquelyn is kind. She is very insightful. I would recommend her to anybody.

Written by M.A. on Aug 28, 2019 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 2 months

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.

Written by M.O. on Jul 09, 2019 after therapy with Jacquelyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.