I appreciate most the process of the developing therapeutic relationship, striving toward wellness and providing support for the journey. We are each richly blessed with skills and resources to navigate life’s challenges, and God has intended for us to not go it alone. I value, and do not take lightly, being utilized as one of those resources in another person’s journey toward health and healing.
MORE ABOUT JACQUIE THAT YOU MIGHT FIND HELPFUL:
My specialities include:
- Managing mental health symptoms
- Individual and family therapy
- Balancing emotional extremes
- Grief and loss
- Abuse and neglect, Traumatized youth, generational trauma
- Parenting challenging behaviors
- DBT Group and Social Skills Group
- Communication and Interpersonal Relationships
Previous Work Experience:
19 years at Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester, West Seneca and Auburn, New York. Working with youth and their family on the spectrum of services ranging from children at risk of placement outside the home-Preventive Services, to youth placed in Therapeutic Foster Care, Residential Treatment Services, a DBT Residential Program called GROW, to youth seeking forever families through Adoption services, certifying parents to adopt newborns, International children of all ages, and older Waiting youth in the foster care system, providing Post-Placement supervision and Post-Adoption support, to most recently providing treatment in the Residential Treatment Facility for youth and their families struggling with mental illness and living safely in their communities.
Education and Certifications:
- Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker
- M.S. in Social Work from SUNY at Buffalo and
- B.S. in Social Work from Calvin College.
I also have a post graduate certificate in Adoption Therapy from Hunter College, I received training in EMDR through Syracuse University, and am trained in DBT, TF-CBT, and the Evidence Based practice tool called MAP(Managing and Adapting Practice).
I have been married to my husband Ken for 23 years. We attend a local Free Methodist church and enjoy serving as leaders there. We have three children ranging from college age to middle-school. I like to help out, but mostly observe in wonder, the kids’ FIRST Robotics Teams. As a family, we enjoy taking a break from it all in the Adirondack Mountains; kayaking, fishing and walking in woods.
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