COUNSELING WITH JACKIE
Jackie spent the first 16 years of her career mentoring teenagers in reaching their full potential in a youth outreach program called Off the Curb. Jackie went on to receive her Master's Degree and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in holistic practices and body-centered modalities. After graduating from Salve Regina University, Jackie became a therapist on the Behavioral Unit of Newport Hospital. She works with acute patients struggling with a wide range of mental illnesses including: schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar, depression, social anxiety, and personality disorders. She runs groups for the patients and creates a safe and healing environment within the hospital setting. The Behavioral unit is a short-stay unit where stabilizing is the main focus of the therapeutic interventions. Jackie is looking forward to private practice where she can provide long-term healing care to clients.
With over 200 hours of Hakomi training and focused work in the Polyvagal theory, Jackie has a love of learning and adding to her professional tool belt. With her lifelong experience as a fitness trainer and dance choreographer, Jackie often incorporates physical activity into her therapeutic work as well.