Jacqueline  Meszaros
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Jacqueline Meszaros

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person

I am currently not taking new clients until January 2022.

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated November 5, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Entering and leaving college
  • Figuring out life in one's 20s
  • Parenting
  • Empty nesting
  • Menopause
  • Caring for aging parents
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Chronic illness
  • Loss and grief
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Jacqueline Meszaros is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with expertise in adoption, eating disorders, body image, life transitions, spiritual questions and trauma. She sees individuals at various life transitions, including entering and leaving college, figuring out life in one's 20s, becoming new parents, empty nesting, menopause, and caring for aging parents. In her adoption specialty, she supports clients through different stages of adoption, including the adoption process for parents, emotional support for adoptees, and reconnection between adoptees and birth parents.

Jacqui is dedicated to helping her clients understand all aspects of themselves, drawing from an integrative approach, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Jungian therapy, Existential therapy, Gestalt therapy, and therapeutic journal writing. She has special training in pastoral counseling and Kabbalistic healing, which she uses upon request to help her clients understand the role that spirituality plays in their lives and healing. She is dedicated to creating an empathetic, compassionate, and supportive space for her clients to examine their lives and create collaborative treatment plans, inspired by her own personal process and spiritual path.


Message to clients

I offer a safe and supportive environment for clients to examine and explore the challenges in their lives which have lead them to therapy. The goal of the therapeutic process is twofold: subjectively we seek an increased awareness of the underlying issues within the client's psyche and objectively we create a treatment plan to implement this self-knowledge into everyday action.


Specialties

Life transitions - Entering and leaving college, figuring out life in your 20s, becoming new parents, empty nesting, menopause, and caring for aging parents

Entering and leaving college - Supporting emerging adults as they transition to and from the college environment

Figuring out life in one's 20s - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children

Empty nesting - Supporting parents as children leave home

Menopause - Supporting women in later stages of life experiencing menopause

Caring for aging parents - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

Adoption - Sees clients across the stages of adoption, including the adoption process for parents, emotional support for adoptees, and reconnection between adoptees and birth parents

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, stress management

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Eating disorders - Including bulimia and restrictive habits that are not severe; works with dietitians and physicians to ensure clients are working with a team

Chronic illness - Managing chronic illness; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens

Loss and grief - Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing he emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder); trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a type of trauma treatment




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Sliding scale: A limited number of lower fee sessions are available to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.


Location(s)

Providence practice
1 Richmond Square, Suite 103K, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am-5pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 10am-5pm
  • Fri 9:30am-4pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am-4pm
  • Wed 10am-4pm
  • Thu 10am-4pm
  • Fri 10am-4pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1991 - Present
UCP, Clinical Supervisor, 2011 - 2015
Seven Hills, Clinical Supervisor, 2007 - 2011
Perspectives Co., Clinical Supervisor, 2004 - 2007
Family Services, Clinician, 2001 - 2004
MCPCC, Mental Health Clinician, 1991 - 2000
Kent County Mental Health Center, Mental Health Counselor, 1988 - 1990
Highland Workshop, 1984 - 1986

Certification in Integrated Kabbalistic Healing, 2007
Interfaith Counseling Center, Certification in Pastoral Counseling, 1991
Fairleigh Dickinson University, MA, 1985


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

"Jacqueline is an experienced therapist who takes a holistic approach to working with people. She provides a supportive environment for individuals to work on personal change. Jacqueline is caring and thoughtful about the work she does."

- Kristeen Rocha, LICSW • June 2017

"Jacqui is a insightful and talented practitioner with strong integrative approach utilizing psychodynamic, Gestalt, Existential, CBT, and mindfulness based practices. Jacqui is a woman with integrity and compassion guided by knowledge and heart. I believe her to be a supportive, educative and insightful therapist."

- Martha Powers, LICSW • February 2017

"Ms. Meszaros has training and experience in working with adults with relationship and attachment issues. She has helped many male clients I have referred to her gain access to their feelings and have greater emotional expression."

- Dr. Joanne Doucette, EdD • February 2017

Client testimonials

"She seems to be a great listener, and I believe she will offer a great deal of insight to help me. I am very fortunate to have found Jacqueline."
- Zencare client • May 2021
"Jacqueline was kind, first and foremost, which set up a meaningful interview. She answered my questions thoughtfully."
- Zencare client • March 2021
"Jacqueline was an attentive listener and made sure to clarify her understanding of my situation before offering tailored suggestions."
- Zencare client • February 2021
"She was very personable and a good listener!"
- Zencare client • January 2021