Jacqueline Carmody, LCPC, ATR, believes that when your mind is clear and your thoughts are organized, you have the ability to achieve effective productivity within your life. Through counseling and art therapy, Jacqueline provides a safe space to unleash your creative potential and encourages art making as an effective way to discover solutions to problems you have been procrastinating on. Jacqueline is currently offers both art & talk therapy/
Jacqueline was professionally trained as a fine artist at the Gwen Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University. She received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts and psychology, and went on to obtain her Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling at the Adler University. Through working in an inpatient and outpatient setting, Jacqueline has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who have been diagnosed with anxiety, ADHD, behavior, PTSD, mood, and addiction disorders. She is attentive to working through issues such as grief/loss, self-injurious behaviors, terminal illness, and the effects of suicide. Jacqueline promotes healing, relaxation, and recovery through CBT and art therapy based interventions.
Jacqueline’s has worked in a partial hospitalization program for children and adolescents where she acquired extensive knowledge in working collaboratively with schools and families. Her family based work promotes positive functioning in the home and academic setting. Jacqueline has led trainings for clinicians and counselors on how to cope with school related anxiety. She has a specific focus in working with families struggling with school refusal behaviors and provides support to the family system through a “positive parenting” and intervention based approaches.
Jacqueline also provides “Open Studio” based therapy sessions. “Open Studio” is a process in which individuals are able to set an intention for the time spent in the art-making space and explore that intention through meditative art making. The creator will then write a witness and can share their witness if they choose to do so. Many have found this process to be a powerful experience in deepening a connection with a part of oneself that is repressed or silenced in our day to day experiences. This modality has been observed to be effective for clients who have been touched by the effects of cancer, terminal illness, or life altering events.