Holistic Professionals Group Chairperson
“I am passionate about helping people find inner healing in a way that makes them feel heard and accepted. It’s a journey, this understanding of ourselves and how and why we interact within our environment; therefore I approach therapy from an empathetic and trauma-sensitive perspective that is also down-to-earth.”
Jacky specializes in adults with a history of attachment issues and complex trauma.
Her previous role was supervisor for Healthy Families Fairfax, a home visiting program that works with mothers on strengthening their bond with and increasing empathy for their infants. This role grew her understanding of the critical role that secure attachment in early caregiving plays on a person’s development.
Jacky appreciates the complex consequences that arise when clients feel insecure in their relationships due to possible attachment wounds, abuse, and neglect. She intentionally approaches sessions from a compassionate and strengths-based perspective.
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques
- Mindfulness Practices
- Mind-Body Approaches
- Motivational Interviewing
- Trauma-Informed Approach
- Strength-Based Perspective
In addition to working at The Viva Center, Jacky is a therapist at The Women’s Center. She works with individual clients and leads a weekly support group for survivors of emotional abuse.
She is currently the Chairperson of Viva’s Holistic Professionals Group, a networking group for healers.
Other Skills and Experience
Jacky has been practicing Buddhist vipassana (insight) meditation for 10 years.
Jacky completed her Master of Social Work in 2017 at The Catholic University of America’s School of Social Service. Her undergraduate degree is in Art History.
You can reach Jacky via email.
First Meeting Documents
In preparation for the first visit, you will be asked to fill out the following forms:
Each of our Clinical Associates is a licensed practitioner. As required by licensure, treatment under a licensed practitioner is confidential. This form explains limitations to that confidentiality required by licensure. It also outlines the collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship and co-responsibility for treatment outcomes.
Financial Agreement This form outlines The Viva Center’s financial policies. Here at Viva, we offer special accommodations to assist with cash flow and to simplify payments. As a professional courtesy, clients opting to pay with a credit card are not billed until the end of the month, although fees are technically due at the time of service. This allows time for insurance to send reimbursement closer to the time of payment.
This form serves 2 purposes: It helps to capture the baseline experience when beginning treatment, allowing for an opportunity to take stock of current status. It also helps the clinician gather important background information without taking extra time in the first session. The first page of this form is required, and the others are supplemental. It is fine to exercise the decision to leave out any areas of the form. Please keep in mind any areas elected not to be disclosed at this time may be relevant to treatment outcomes.
Credit Card Authorization Form
This form is only required if electing to use a credit card to pay for services. Conveniently, this form only needs to be filled out once and is stored securely. Payment with cash or checks is also accepted.