Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect when attending therapy with Jacqueline?

Every session is unique and caters to you and your specific goals. During therapy sessions, we will discuss the primary issues and concerns in your life that motivated you to seek a therapist as well as explore and celebrate your successes. Therapy sessions typically last 45-50 minutes depending on the client (child/teen/adult) or type of session (individual/couple/family) and it is common to schedule appointments once a week for the first month or so. The time in therapy is yours to do what feels right to you: Be silent, talk about the past, talk about the present, complain, vent frustrations, reveal fears, express doubts and insecurities, be vulnerable or not, cry, rage, be scared, etc.

What kind of people get the most out of choosing Jacqueline as their therapist?

The people that I help the most come to me knowing that they cannot keep doing things the same way anymore. They are open to self-reflection, they have an ability to confront themselves and to be honest about what they are doing, and they have a real desire for growth and integrity in their lives.

How long does therapy take?

The length of time you spend in therapy can vary greatly depending on your individual goals, the complexity of the issues being addressed and your readiness for change. Furthermore, therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing issues that are more complex and ongoing personal growth. For therapy to be most effective, you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions.

Do you offer free initial sessions?

Finding the right therapist for you or someone in your family is important - this is why I offer a free office consultation. At that point, each of us may know if working together will be a good fit. In addition, I am happy to make referrals or recommendations.

How often should I plan on therapy sessions?

Experts recommend therapy to occur on a weekly basis. Often the work done in one session serves as a building block for the next week's work and so on. When more than one-week lapses, the emotions and feelings brought up in a session often dissipate or defense mechanisms take over. For lasting sustainable change, weekly sessions are recommended.

When do you see clients?

By appointment only.

How do I make an appointment?

You can contact us at (949) 630-5006. Looking forward to talking with you!

*Online or text contact is for informational purposes ONLY and be advised that the confidentiality of information sent through email and/or text cannot be guaranteed and does not indicate a professional clinical relationship.*

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