Marriage Family Therapist Trainee in Practicum
“and I said to my body, softly, ‘I want to be your friend’ it took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.’”----Nayyirah Waheed
Jacqui approaches her work, with clients, by looking at the body as a way of helping clients connect to their inner wisdom. Originally, Jacqui came from a background in criminal justice and saw the need for help around the emotional/social/biological elements of addressing pain in one’s life. She is a yoga instructor and from this, along with mindfulness, she realized that wisdom lies in the body and she decided to help clients from a somatic orientation to tap into their deeper inner strength and knowing.
Jacqui has a non-judgmental, kind, warm and welcoming presence in her work with clients. She also utilizes East Coast humor she brings from her own upbringing. She hopes clients can feel her caring and through very specific somatic grounding tools, education about the nervous systems and general relational interactions Jacqui works with client to deepen their process of change and exploration. She understands that many of pains people experience can be quite complex, caused by conflicting parts of one’s experience that causes confusion and uncertainty. Through the therapy relationship and psychoeducation Jacqui helps the client develop more compassion for themselves and to build more trust in themselves. She does this through gentleness blends with being very direct and at time pragmatic in her approach to the work.
Some areas of experience and interests are:
LGBTQ+ issues and relationships
Depression and Anxiety
Polyamory or considering poly relationships
Jacqui Ferraiolo is a Trainee in Practicum in the Clinical Counseling Program at JFK University, Pleasant Hill California. She is a student in the Holistic Studies program, Somatic Focused. She is a Yoga Instructor & Practitioner. Jacqui is Supervised by Kerri Green, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #100413
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