MA, MFT-C, EMDR Trained
MA, MFT-C, EMDR Trained
Jacqui (she/her) is a Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate who specializes in supporting children, families, and adult women as they navigate their life journey. Jacqui takes a systemic approach in her work with clients and frequently has parents and siblings join play therapy sessions and promotes the fostering and support of a client’s relationships outside of the therapy room.
Jacqui believes that supporting healthy attachment is important and also incorporates relational neuroscience to help clients make sense of their behaviors and inner world. She is EMDR trained and utilizes this modality of therapy with both children and adults. She has experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, attachment, and trauma symptoms as well as kids diagnosed gifted and talented and adoptive families.
Jacqui taught preschool for many years and this informed her work in childhood mental health and play therapy. This experience helped her develop the ability to support children in their school environments through collaboration with school administration, and she is passionate about helping children build skills to support successful peer interactions, conflict resolution, and stress management.
Prior to joining Be and Belong Counseling, she provided in-home individual and family therapy to families affected by trauma. She understands the great challenges and benefits that accompany family therapy and enjoys helping families function in ways that support each individual and the family as a whole.
Jacqui has a great respect for all of her clients and believes it takes much courage to begin therapy. She also believes that each client brings many strengths and works to build upon these throughout treatment.
In her free time, Jacqui enjoys being outdoors with her family, practicing yoga, and baking sweets. She has a background in teaching Bikram and children’s yoga and has found her own yoga practice to be healing for her mind, body, and soul. She believes that self-care is extremely important and works hard to incorporate this into her life, which can be difficult in this fast paced world we live in. She is an animal lover and has a Great Pyrenees at home who provides lots of furry snuggles.
Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies – Colorado State University
Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy- Regis University
• I grew up in a white, divorced, upper-middle class family.
• I was taught from an early age to act blind to differences such as color or ability, and experienced the influence of implicit and explicit bias including racism, sexism, homophobia, and fatphobia.I am actively working to unlearn these biases and seek opportunities to advocate for those who have been marginalized.
• Mental health issues are present within my immediate and extended family including depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
• My ancestors are said to be mainly German and Scotts-Irish and little else is known about them.
• My privilege includes being white, cis-hetero, educated, a citizen, English speaking, and thin.
• I have lived experience of gender-based violence.
MSW, LCSW, RPT-S, ACS,
EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Founder and Clinical Director