The experiences we move through in life are complex; the balance of thought, emotion, and sensation is delicate. Life experiences create a pattern that we will unconsciously replay, often leading to symptoms and suffering. you may have noticed your thoughts become harsh or intrusive, your emotions overwhelming, relationships difficult, and you may have lost attuned awareness to your own body. Trauma leaves us fragmented; mood disorders misconstrue our sense of self; anxiety distracts us from what is important in the here and now. In order to break an unhealthy pattern, we must first become aware of the traumas, influences, and beliefs that create and maintain this paradigm. The therapeutic relationship provides an acutely attuned alliance that supports your highest self. The therapist is able to listen and empathize unconditionally in order to provide a clear reflection and concise interpretation of the patterns, connections, and underlying causes causing your suffering. Through self-awareness, we gain insight into our true nature, develop the ability to self-regulate, and become empowered to create a new lifestyle. True recovery is attaining and maintaining a lifestyle that emphasizes a positive relationship with yourself.
Jacqueline graduated from the Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2021 with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychotherapy. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) #140342. She specializes in trauma resolution, mood disorders, and anxiety. Following in the traditions of Sigmund Freud and C.G. Jung, she offers a psychodynamic approach that incorporates the expressive arts, mindfulness, and dream analysis.
She is currently taking new clients in private practice at Concentric Soul Therapy.
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Meditation and Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of the here and now. Practitioners are supported in gaining insight into the patterns of their thoughts, feelings, reactions, and behaviors. With an established personal practice in the Vipassana tradition, Jacqueline offers a trauma-sensitive approach to mindfulness instructions. She taught social emotional skills through yoga and mindfulness as part of a Stanford University Adolescent Psychology study in trauma resolution. She now incorporates mindfulness teachings into her therapeutic offering in individual and group settings. She is a part of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach's Mindfulness Meditation Teaching Certification Program starting February 2023.