Jacquelynn Montgomery

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

Hello, and welcome to my profile. I would consider it a privilege, should you choose to work with me and allow me to guide you through whatever stressors, confusion, emotional, or relational issues you may be struggling with. I have been working in mental health for 13 years in various settings with diverse populations which has molded me into a well-rounded therapist with a holistic approach to health and wellness. I have a special interest in therapeutic approaches rooted in depth psychology, Jungian psychology, liberation psychology, and cultural healing methods. More recently, I have become more focused on trauma-informed therapy and research after noticing the trends in developmental and complex trauma in many of my clients. While I am comfortable and experienced in working with most age groups, adolescents (12-18) and transitional age youth (18-26) have a special place in my heart. This is the time of major transition from childhood to adulthood, an initiation, a metamorphosis even.

Additionally, I have been running my own private practice since January 2019 and make it a point to continue to serve diverse populations. Being Latinx, I understand how important it is for many clients to have access to clinicians with a similar cultural background. I enjoy participating in trainings and seminars that foster my growth as a therapist in areas that are of interest to me. I have 3 years of coursework and training in depth psychology (psychodynamic and psychoanalytic methods) during my time in a doctorate program at Pacifica Graduate Institute and have taken multiple trainings through the San Francisco Jung Institute. Over the past year I have completed trainings in the Emotional Freedom Technique using acupressure points to address compulsive behaviors, phobias, and mood regulation and I plan to continue with these trainings to better address trauma-related issues as well. I continuously work on my skills in Sandray therapy, began learning more about Polyvagal theory and techniques for mood regulation. I enjoy any trainings that focus on decolonization of the mental health system to better treat people of color, topics surrounding body positivity, sexuality and sex positive approaches, as well as gender identity. I truly enjoy learning and evolving my craft. Current trainings I am enrolled in include additional decolonization work in mental health and I am currently working towards my trauma-conscious yoga certification.

I believe in using art, yoga, meditation, dream analysis, breath work, and sandray in addition to traditional talk therapy. I feel that participation in regular consultation is important as well as participation in my own personal therapy to reduce the risk of countertransference i.e. projecting my own issues onto my clients.

Know that our work together will be collaborative and I welcome feedback from my clients to ensure our work together is most beneficial to you. This does not mean that I will not challenge and encourage you to try new ways of thinking but I will adjust the therapy if certain techniques do no prove beneficial. I look forward to hearing from you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #81826 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Jacquelynn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is a great listener and has many coping tools that have helped me managed anxiety.

Written by B.E. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Jacquelynn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jacquelynn is pretty amazing. I’ve only had a couple sessions with her but you could tell that she is a genuine empathetic soul. She also has many alternative styles of therapy that I’m excited to go over with her. She’s the best and I’m looking forward to more sessions where I can learn to build myself up and work through some problems.