Jackie Lord is passionate about walking alongside individuals who are experiencing difficulties and mental health challenges. As a licensed social worker she’s spent many years working with adults through the layers of difficulties and stressors that affect their quality of life. She holds a Master of Science degree in Social Work at Columbia University, where she focused on health, mental health, trauma, and disabilities. She spent the years prior earning her Bachelor’s in Social Work at Hope College.
Jackie’s prior experience includes working with survivors of interpersonal violence, providing therapy as well as case management. She has experience guiding young adults towards safety first, and then leading them towards healing and connection as individuals. Her therapeutic approach is multi-dimensional; she utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and acceptance-based therapy models to engage with individuals, families, and groups.
Jackie has also worked with young adults in an intensive outpatient residential program. Outside of leading groups and support groups, she coached teens through managing intrusive thoughts, panic attacks, anger, social anxiety, food-related anxiety, triggers, trauma-related flashbacks, and gender dysmorphia. She cares about a holistic and individualized approach, that is specific to a client’s comfort and needs. When it comes to therapy and coaching, Jackie is well-versed in issues including trauma, abuse, mental health, the LGBTQIA+ community, trichotillomania, substance abuse, and relationship issues. She helps clients feel more able to manage all the dynamics surrounded them, and helps provide them with tools that improve the quality and hope of life ahead.
Outside of work, Jackie enjoys cooking, writing, making playlists, exploring restaurants, and finding the best chocolate desserts the city has to offer.