Jacqueline is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has spent most of her internship/associate work with adolescents as well as young children beginning in 2012. Jacqueline also has experience with adults struggling with addiction and mental health issues but has a special spot in her heart for adolescents which has resulted in her returning to the adolescent population.
Jacqueline attended California State Long Beach where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from National University.
Jacqueline is married and enjoys time spent with her husband and family and enjoys self-care, such as gardening. Jacqueline also loves to travel and is hoping to visit all 50 states within the next 10 years.
Donata is currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of hands-on social work and clinical experience working with adolescents, young adults, adults, and seniors struggling with mental illness, substance abuse, and process addictions, self-harm, eating disorders, suicidality, and other behavioral and emotional issues pertaining to all areas of their lives. Donata works from an individualistic holistic approach, being sensitive and aware of cultural, spiritual, and aspects of client’s lives which can impact their daily functioning of each individual in a unique way.
Donata attained a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from National University. She also has a Masters in Social Work from the London Metropolitan University. She received her Bachelors of Science in Social Policy from Middlesex University (UK). Donata’s areas of training, specialty, and interests are in crisis intervention, trauma, CBT/DBT Skills, Somatic Experiencing and Family Systems, and Attachment-Based Family therapy (ABFT).
Donata is eclectic in her approach to working with various communities and draws from humanistic, existential, integrative, solution-focused, and family systems modalities. Donata’s philosophy is that she meets each individual exactly where they are at. Donata’s expertise is in working with adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidality, substance abuse, process addictions, cross addictions, trauma and PTSD, and family systems.
I first met Sayeh in November of 2013 just after my 15 year old daughter had been admitted to a residential treatment program. As part of the program I was required to attend 2-3 AlAnon meetings a week. Sayeh attended the same AlAnon meetings as well as Alumni events as I. It soon became apparent to me that Sayeh had a heart for recovery, program, and God. When I was encouraged to get a sponsor I didn’t hesitate. Dependable, respectful, kind and generous of spirit, she exudes an inner peace that I hope to achieve with her loving guidance, as I work my own program. She is patient, & full of wisdom that she is always happy to share with her sponsees and fellow parents. I am so grateful our journeys brought us together.