Jacqueline (she/her) is a pre-licensed therapist pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Duquesne University and received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Chatham University. Jacqueline has professional experience as a Russian-English interpreter and translator where she assisted members of Pittsburgh’s Russian-speaking immigrant community with accessing healthcare and mental health care. Through her academic and professional experience, Jacqueline has become especially aware of the significance that social context has on people’s lives, that the external and internal are inextricably bound together. Accordingly, Jacqueline aims to provide counseling that incorporates contextualization and a multicultural lens to empower clients in their environments.
Jacqueline values the importance of fostering a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients to facilitate growth and healing. She strives to provide a safe, non-judgemental, and collaborative environment that is grounded in empathy, trust, authenticity, and genuineness. Her theoretical framework is integrative to best suit each client’s needs, the approaches and modalities she primarily draws from include existential, psychodynamic, systemic, feminist, and emotion-focused therapy (EFT).