About Jackie

Background & Therapeutic Approach jackie_paris_photo_opt
Born in South Africa, and having traveled and worked extensively with different healing practices from around the world, I have a deep appreciation for both traditional and modern practices.

It’s my pleasure to provide you with a holistic approach in my healing >work – one that honors the inextricable mind/body/emotion and spiritual connection. I’m trained to work with individuals, couples, children, adolescents, families, groups and organizations and am committed to making a difference on the planet by helping people realize their full potential and to be full contributors to the planet’s well being.

Licenses & Professional Associations
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT), a Board Certified Trainer (BCT) and am a clinical member of the following professional associations:

Educational Background
My educational background includes the following:

  • Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Drama Therapy California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA
  • Bachelors Degree, specializing in Psychology and Social Work University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Associates Speech and Drama Teacher’s Diploma Trinity College, London, UK


Relevant Training & Expertise

  • EMDR trained
  • Advanced training for children with severe emotional problems including,
    Autism, Aspergers and Learning Disorders
  • Buddhist meditation
  • Energetic healing practices

Along with traditional counseling methods, I use music, drama, art, movement, visualization, breathwork, Voice Dialogue and Psychology of Selves to promote integration and healthy solutions.

For those interested, I incorporate trans-personal and spiritual practices into my work.

Be the Change that you Want in the World.
~ Gandhi