Jackie works with adults, both individuals and couples, in a collaborative style that is dedicated to helping them make the constructive change in their lives they desire, but may be unsure how to achieve. Her style is client-centered and strengths-based. Jackie draws from a variety of approaches to help her clients identify obstacles to change, create new perspectives, develop more effective behavior patterns, and improve their relationships.
Common Treatment Issues include the following: adjustment problems, anger, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, grief and loss, healing from abuse, life transition, relationship problems, self-esteem, self-injury, stress management, and spiritual problems.
“I believe God created us as unique individuals of great value, each with our own story to tell. I have come to understand through my own life experience that He speaks to us in our pain and struggle, offering the opportunity for healing and growth during these difficult times. I have had the privilege of learning from others as they share their experience with me, and consider it a gift to be invited to accompany them for a time on their personal life journeys.”
Jackie has worked for the past 15 years at a community mental health center, counseling a wide variety of clients from different backgrounds. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Northern Illinois University, and her Masters in Counseling from Governors State University in 1998. Jackie earned her Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor credential in 2003. She has also been trained as a Stephen Minister.