Jackie has enjoyed working with children, teens, and young adults for the past 10 years. Her experience ranges from teaching and counseling in early childhood schools to counseling high schoolers and college-aged students. Jackie’s work in the private and public school settings has given her the tools to effectively work with children, adolescents, and their families to work on behavioral and social-emotional issues both in the school and home setting. She excels in and prioritizes building strong relationships with clients and families to support and promote their social-emotional well being and functioning.
Jackie believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is essential to the therapeutic process and is the first step to positive growth and change. Her non-judgmental and accepting manner lays the groundwork to establish strong connections with clients of all ages and their families. Jackie’s approach is warm, collaborative, and inviting, ensuring that clients and their families feel heard and understood throughout the therapeutic process.
Jackie works with children, adolescents, and young adults. Her clinical experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, learning disabilities, navigating life transitions, and children exhibiting behavioral challenges. Jackie utilizes an eclectic approach, drawing from various evidence-based treatment models, and she uses the most effective approach or combination of approaches in order to address clients’ needs and goals for therapy. Her years of school counseling have given Jackie a toolbox of school-based strategies that can be tailored to home-based interventions for families struggling at home. She believes that working closely with families and schools is an essential component to increase positive behavior and promote overall functioning.
Jackie is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia. She received her BA in Psychology from Kenyon College and an MSW from The Catholic University of America.