Jacqueline Shelton-Espinosa, LCSW

Jacqueline Shelton-Espinosa, LCSW
Mental Health Specialties: Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders
Sexuality Speciality: Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Nonbinary, Queer, Transgender
Modality: Individuals
Types of Therapy: Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Anti-Racist, Eclectic
Age Specialty: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults
Communities Served: Bisexual Allied, Gay Allied, Lesbian Allied, Non-Binary Allied, Queer Allied, Racial Justice Allied, Transgender Allied
Cost per Session: $100-150
Payments Accepted: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Therapy Vouchers, Venmo, Visa
Qualifications:: 15+, LCSW, UIC-Jane Addams College of Social Work
Additional credentials: CCTP-2019
Ethnicity Counselor Identifies As: Black
Other Mental Health Related Services: Clinical Supervision, Coaching

In my 15 of years providing therapy, I have worked with various individuals experiencing different life challenges. The goal is to create a connection and from that connection build a bridge to healing and recovery. I believe that we are all seeking radical acceptance and radical belonging. Systemic oppression significantly impacts mental and physical wellness. I strongly believe it is not that a person needs to be “fixed”. Marginalized and oppressed folx need support, space, agency, and tools to navigate an increasingly hostile and toxic environment.

Social justice drives the work that I do personally and professionally. I specialize in the following: -Anxiety -Depression -Bipolar – Complex Trauma LGTBQIA+ -Women’s Issues -Oppression-Based Trauma -Racial Identity Challenges -Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy Letters -Gender Affirming Surgery Letters

Therapy is not about weakness, it’s about strength. The courage to face the pain, accept it, and continue on despite it. We are on a journey together, one that includes tears and laughter. Authenticity in terms of my own experience and journey, along with the use of humor, allows me to create warm, safe space in order to develop a strong therapeutic bond.

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