Last edited 04/27/2022
Jacqueline Michele Mack-Harris LMFT
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If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?
Therapy is care for the brain and body. Therapy can help people work through all types of issues both big and small. Therapy is something that I believe should be accessible to anyone who wants it. I think that anyone can benefit from therapy. Therapy is a space where you can be heard by a caring professional who is interested in you, and who wants to know your story. It is a safe place to learn about yourself and grow into the person you want to be.
Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?
Yes, I have notice themes and common issues in my work as a couple's therapist. I find that often the biggest challenge the couple is facing is that they do not understand each other's perspective. Recognizing this has helped me help couples move from disconnect to connection more quickly. I believe that since I am outside the marital system I am better able to take in what is being said and hear the meaning rather than react to the tone, volume, and content of what is being said. In contrast a spouse who feels like they are being criticized or called out on something may have difficulty listening to understand instead of respond.
How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?
Determination of therapy goals is a collaborative process between the client and myself. I ask them to tell me what brought them in to see me. Then I share with them how I do therapy. Next, I ask what they hope to get out of our time together. Their answer to that question is usually our first goal. When I notice improvement or at least every 8-12 weeks I will check in on how my clients feel about the progress they are making in achieving their goals. If we have accomplished the goal or goals set we discuss other areas they want to work on. If they don't have other concerns to address we begin the termination process, going from weekly to every other week, to monthly, and finally ending therapy with the option for them to return for maintenance as needed.
Sexuality Based Issues
Race & Cultural Identity
Caregiver stress & support
|Marriage & Couples Counseling||$175|
Types of Therapy
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Marriage and Family Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Training / Certifications
1987 United States Air Force, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas Medical Services Specialist/EMT
- California, LMFT, 102490
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Irvine, California, Doctorate of Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2020
Dissertation: An Evaluation of RESET: Military Reintegration Training and Support Program
Master of Arts, Hope International University, Fullerton, California Major: Marriage and Family Therapy, 2014
Bachelor of Science, University of Phoenix, Arizona Major: Human Development, 2011
Associate of Arts, Orange Coast College, California Major: Culinary Arts, 1997
I have a strong desire to help couples, families, and adult individuals find hope and healing as they learn to understand themselves and the world around them. I work with folks who face various physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges that are negatively impacting the way they are experiencing life and relationships. I am a Trauma Informed Attachment Theory Therapist. This means that I believe that people learn how to be in relationship, in their infancy, from their primary caregivers. This is not to say that we are here to blame parents. Most parents did or are doing the best they can with what they have. As an attachment theory therapist, I work with my clients to gain insight into who they are and what they value. We explore their life and relationship experiences to find patterns that give can give us information about the underlining cause or causes of the struggles that brought them in to meet with me. When we discover what is behind the struggle(s) my clients and I collaborate to design a plan that works to help them bring about the changes in their life and relationship that they want to see.
Frequently Asked Questions About Jacqueline Mack-Harris, LMFT
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Jacqueline Mack-Harris, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Jacqueline Mack-Harris accepting new clients?
Yes, Jacqueline Mack-Harris is accepting new clients.
Does Jacqueline Mack-Harris accept insurance?
No, Jacqueline Mack-Harris does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Jacqueline Mack-Harris offer?
Jacqueline Mack-Harris offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.
Does Jacqueline Mack-Harris offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in California can book Jacqueline Mack-Harris for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Jacqueline Mack-Harris offer online therapy?
Yes, Jacqueline Mack-Harris offers online therapy to people in California.
How quickly can I see Jacqueline Mack-Harris?
Jacqueline Mack-Harris typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Jacqueline Mack-Harris speak?
Jacqueline Mack-Harris conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Jacqueline Mack-Harris online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Jacqueline Mack-Harris online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.