I’m Jacqueline. I’m a psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, specializing in In/Fertility & Reproductive Loss Counseling. My own experience with infertility led me to focus on supporting those working to build their families. Tying my education and training with my own insight as an infertility patient, I deepen my role as a therapist for those grappling with the In/Fertility world. My personal story to parenthood has allowed me insight into the physical, emotional, social, relational, and financial struggles that infertility can create in one’s life. Now I focus on supporting those who are going through this uncertain season of their lives. This unique situation can be all consuming and life-altering for an individual or couple.
I have been helping individuals and families for over 10 years to cope with life’s most challenging situations. My experience from community mental health, trauma assessments, crisis counseling, large government social welfare systems, inpatient mental health hospital settings have prepared and informed my approach on In/Fertility Counseling. Additionally, I am a proud volunteer and advocate with RESOLVE, the national infertility association. I’m passionate about eliminating the stigma and shame often associated with infertility and reproductive loss and hope to increase awareness of this disease.
I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and my Master’s in Social Welfare from UCLA. I am licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker #62661.
I am always learning and growing with trainings and consultations with other mental health professionals through membership affiliations. They include the following:
Professional Trainings / Certificate Courses:
American Society for Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group (ASRM MHPG) Training Modules
Part 1: Basic Infertility
Part 2: Treatment Interventions
Part 3: Third Party Reproduction, Special Populations, Genetics
Grief & Loss Training- PESI
Fertility Counseling Postgraduate Course with Sharon Covington, LCSW & Linda Applegarth, Ed.D.
American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
ASRM Mental Health Professional Group (MHPG)
National Association of Social Work (NASW)
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association — Proud partner and Support Group Lead