Jacqueline  Meszaros

Jacqueline Meszaros

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated November 15, 2019)


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
  • Coupes counseling
  • 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

Coupes counseling - Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities

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


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees


Location(s)

Providence practice

1 Richmond Square

Suite 103K

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
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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

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