Jackie Kotoriy, B.A.

*Current Openings* In Person: : M & TH, Online only: F; (days & evenings) – Direct Scheduling info below

 

Jackie is an intern in Counseling pursuing her M. Ed. In Clinical Mental Health and Military & Veterans Counseling from William & Mary. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology at Christopher Newport University. Jackie is dedicated to helping people from all walks of life – civilian or military – improve their overall well-being and fulfilment.

Clinical Focus Areas and Counseling Approaches

Jackie provides both in-person and online counseling for individuals aged 8 & up, as well as couples and families. She works with clients seeking support for Depression, Anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, self-esteem, ADD/ADHD, life adjustments, healthy lifestyle building, stress reduction, mindfulness, relationship strengthening, and military and military family life. She tailors her counseling approach from a base of person-centered therapy, combined with several elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based Counseling.

Professional Philosophy

From Jackie’s point of view, “Prioritizing your mental health is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself. It is my hope that in a safe, collaborative space, we can create a therapeutic relationship based on mutual trust and respect, exploring your thoughts, emotions, and personal strengths to overcome adversity. While progress is not always linear, I will be there by your side and do what I can to help you flourish.

“With my concentration in Military & Veterans Counseling, I am also dedicated to helping all members of the military community combat any challenges you encounter connected to the military lifestyle. Ultimately, I am truly passionate about empowering each of my clients, military or civilian, to thrive.”

Professional Experience

Jackie brings outpatient mental health experience working with teen and adult clients from various backgrounds seeking support for issues including gender dysphoria, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma. She also works in the customer service field, heightening her appreciation of and ability to create positive and supportive connection with a broad array of people. These experiences, as well as the progress she has seen her clients make, motivate her to continuously grow her skills in the lifelong-learning field of counseling.

Fun Facts About Jackie

  • Jackie loves spending time with her friends and family, exercising, watching movies, and listening to music.
  • She also loves animals, traveling, Italian cuisine, desserts, tulips, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, true crime documentaries, and Wicked.
  • Her favorite colors are sage green and beacon (blue-ish) gray.
  • Her favorite music artists are the Jonas Brothers, Andy Grammer, Morgan Wallen, and Taylor Swift.
  • The background you see in Jackie’s photo is from our office “The Wish” here at Free Spirit.

 

Contact Jackie direct to request an appointment at jackie@freespiritonline.org or at 757-209-2629.