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"The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet."

     - Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

My Approach

Talking to a stranger, or anyone for that matter, about what's going on can be terrifying, am I right? When the process involves an honest conversation about your symptoms, personal struggles, grief/loss, trauma, anxiety, burnout, family problems, and abuse/addiction or other "shameful" secrets, it can keep anyone from seeking help. You may have been taught to not air family secrets or that emotions are dramatic or useless, especially the most complicated of all- grief. Nobody gets to escape grief in this process. Struggling with feelings or asking for help to heal doesn't make you weak. You weren’t taught how to do this.

Going to therapy can be a difficult choice, especially when you know healing is messy and painful. Jackie uses effective methods, such as EMDR, CBT, Trauma Informed Therapy, Gottman, Psychoeducation, and Mindfulness to assist with limiting the pain that often accompanies healing. With a therapist's help, you can learn the skills you weren't taught so you can heal. It's time to offer yourself the ability to move forward. 


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing): An integrative treatment, meaning that it works with memories, beliefs, emotions, and body sensations to desensitize and reprocess unprocessed material that remains locked in the self, activating with current day triggers. This technique was originally created to assist those who struggle with trauma but is now recognized to be helpful in other areas of distress as well. Jackie utilizes this technique to lower/remove the distress associated with traumatic loss, therefore the individual can grieve more peacefully.

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Strengths Coaching: Jackie utilizes the CliftonStrengths assessment to assist individuals and teams gain insight and awareness into themselves and others. This can assist with group cohesiveness, team building, leadership enhancements, and/or career guidance.

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