Jackie Shpak , MSCP, LLP, RYT-200

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Jackie ShpakTherapist

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Jackie is a Limited Licensed Psychologist who sees patients ages 18 and older.

Treatment Philosophy & Focus

Feel supported as a light is shown on your path towards personal growth, healing and finding your own version of peace from within while taking the steps towards feeling comfortable being just you. Creating an atmosphere of acceptance and safety, Jackie strives to empower clients to find balance with self-compassion and connection to mind, body and soul. Jackie interweaves a holistic and humanistic approach with mindfulness and somatic therapy strategies.

Education & Experience

Jackie enjoyed a Social Work internship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation assisting in granting children & families wishes and First Step of Michigan volunteer work at Michigan’s first domestic violence shelter while completing undergraduate work towards a Bachelor of Science Degree, double majoring in psychology & sociology at the University of Michigan Dearborn. While completing a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology from Madonna University, selected to provide outpatient therapy at the University of Michigan Dearborn completing a one-year practicum treating incoming freshman to graduates, exploring career options & paths to stress management, and life challenges.

Jackie worked with Monroe County’s Community Mental Health Authority for over ten years implementing various therapeutic holistic and evidence-based techniques to create individualized and unique person-centered therapy. Beginning in Supports Coordination Clinical Case Management & after-hours emergency services providing safety plans & prescreens for ER & inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations, represented the county as the Hospital & Court Liaison for three years, supervised the State of Michigan grant to explore, coordinate and implement mental health services within the local jail while also very successfully developing the county’s first mental health court Feb 2016 – Nov 2017. Jackie reviewed annual reassessments through clinical Utilization Management Review UM/UR before accepting the Outpatient Therapist position providing individual and group therapy with a focus on integrated health.

Specializations

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Adjustment challenges & relationship issues including college students as well as career exploration
  • Trauma
  • Mental Health & Nutrition & Integrative Medicine Certificate
  • Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher (RYT-200)
  • Certified to teach Mindful Yoga Therapy & ‘Love Your Brain’ Yoga

The Wellness Institute of Michigan Therapists