Jacqueline Pena is a mental health professional holding a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. A native of North Carolina, her life as part of a military family led her to Minnesota from Georgia, exposing her to a variety of cultures and customs. This diverse background nurtures her appreciation of individual similarities and differences, equipping her to work effectively with a broad range of clients. With two years of experience, Jacqueline's primary clinical interests lie in assisting individuals and couples, particularly those grappling with trauma, anxiety, and depression.
Jacqueline approaches her work with a person-centered, trauma-informed methodology, placing client needs at the forefront of the healing journey. She offers guidance and support to clients who may have interacted with agencies like child protective services, family court, or probation. Using her expertise, Jacqueline aids clients in gaining self-understanding, exploring how their experiences may have influenced their current circumstances, and working collaboratively toward achieving their personal goals. She is passionate about mental wellness and sees it as one of the most courageous and vital pursuits an individual can undertake.