I am a Registered Art Therapist (ATR). I received my Master’s degree in 2014 in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Art Therapy from Adler University in Chicago.
In therapy, I believe in developing an authentic, personal, client-counselor relationship. I work from a strength-based and person-centered understanding, utilizing creative expression through different art therapy techniques and approaches. I focus on your well-being and allow you to be the expert of your experience. I work closely with my clients to identify barriers and challenges, improve current situations, cope with everyday life concerns, and collaboratively create a plan toward meaningful life goals.
My passion for art therapy and mental health counseling started in high school when I started an art group for individuals with disabilities. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds with severe trauma, sexual trauma, life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief/ loss, behavioral issues, and family issues. I also have experience in individual and group settings in residential, inpatient/ outpatient hospital settings, hospice as well as community mental health.
As an artist, I work with a variety of materials ranging from 2D to 3D materials. I have a strong passion for sharing my artistic talents and using self-expression as a platform for mental health outreach and awareness.
Life can be difficult and challenging. There are many trials and hardships we experience, which can affect us emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. In these times, we can stop feeling like ourselves and get lost in a world that can be overwhelming, stressful, and fearful. I am here to help you through the process to find the Self you desire. I am here to help you overcome obstacles and work with you to heal from the past that has held you back. Together, we will create change, healing, forgiveness, and restoration.
+ Jacqueline speaks both English and Polish.
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