MEET JACKLYN MCMILLAN
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Jacklyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, earning her Bachelors in Psychology from James Madison University, followed by her Masters in Social Work from New York University. As both a therapist and registered yoga teacher, Jacklyn is able to recognize and appreciate that change can happen on both a mind and body level, and that all components of wellness should be included in care. For nearly the past decade, Jacklyn has worked as an experienced clinician in Northern Virginia outpatient mental health for Fairfax and Arlington County. During her career, Jacklyn has provided services to a diverse population in regards to age, history, severity of symptoms, and clinical need. Jacklyn is skilled in delivering individual, group, and relational therapy. Her interventions have included anger management, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), substance abuse recovery, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and stress management. In individual sessions, Jacklyn is able to use these modalities with each client, to address a variety of mental health stressors including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, women's issues, LGBTQ experiences, life-stage changes, relationship discord, communication, and self-esteem.
Jacklyn believes that therapy can be a beautiful step towards a more fulfilling life; an opportunity to process and explore, in a judgement free space, in order to build upon strengths and identify areas ready for growth and change. It is with an understanding that life is complex and presents unique challenges to each of us along the way that we begin our work together; using therapy to learn how to cope and adjust to build the life you want.
Outside of clinical work, Jacklyn is very social spending time with family and friends, while also enjoying reading, her own yoga practice, hiking, and exploring the DMV area.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Relationship issues & Communication