HOLISTIC SUPERVISOR & INTEGRATIVE BUSINESS MINDSET COACH FOR HEALERS & HELPERS
I am on a mission to help therapists, and healing arts practitioners achieve high impact in the world without burnout or losing passion for other parts of life.
We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
– Marcel Proust
As far back as I can remember, I have always wanted to help people. Being the eldest and serving as a translator for my mother, taking on the role of a helper was essential. Like many immigrant families, we had close connections to one another, the native language, and our cultural roots. I grew up in a home with parents who had committed to parenting my sister and me differently than they were. We were told the truth about many family dynamics and even transgenerational secrets.
I was in college when my father died—my whole world collapsed. I felt lost and did not know what to do with the devastating impact of my father’s unexpected loss. Amidst the chaos and depth of grief, I stumbled across a psychology class. There, I began understanding what was happening with my family and me. I was hooked.
Like many young, just-graduated therapists, I began to work in nonprofit/community mental health. And like many therapists following this same path, I received zero good supervision and mentoring. Supervision was about how to increase productivity for funding sources. It also did not help that there was a high supervisor turnover and that each was more abusive than the previous one. The two years I worked at a treatment facility for sexually abused teen girls inspired me, and I began to work with sexual trauma. My frustration began when I was directed not to talk about positive sexuality with them—just their trauma—because that’s what funding dictated.
After two Master’s and several certifications, including the AASECT Sex Therapy Certification (the effort of a third master!), a new level of learning and growth arrived—how to create a financially successful practice?
No one taught me how to run a business as an intern or even as a young clinician. All these years later, I still recall being both proud and frozen when my first client in private practice handed me a check. I made a million mistakes and lost thousands of dollars trying to figure things out. I was getting ready to close my practice less than a year after I opened. Then I got a business coach.
Working with various coaches, I learned about business mindset and dreaming boldly, how to use my integrative and holistic therapeutic approaches in business, and spiritual practices I had learned along the way. I figured out the business model and structure I needed to support and expand my dreams without burning out or neglecting time with family and loved ones.
In 2018, life offered me new opportunities after the passing of my mentor, Gina Ogden. New quests began: How to bring more BIPOC folks into the world of sex therapy and how to help more therapists become successful therapy therapreneurs?
I became an AASECT Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor. Seeing the need for innovative and culturally-sensitive sex therapy, I founded the Center for Relationship & Intimacy WellBeing, which serves individuals and couples throughout California and soon across the country. In Fall 2023, my team and I will open a second group practice, Integrative Holistic Online Therapy, focused on spiritual practices and therapy. Fall 2023 will bring another way to serve clinicians and helpers. Retreats and workshops help therapists earn CEUs while learning powerful ways to revitalize the soul of the healer while learning the business and mindset tools to support their dreams.
I also am fortunate to support therapists as a business coach & consultant in creating the private practice of their dreams, including group practices. It is a blessing to see others dream big!
I also help high-profile entrepreneurs/professionals, therapists, and other healing arts practitioners learn to manage leadership stresses and improve relationships at work and in their personal lives. One of my greatest joys is serving the Latinx and Spanish–speaking communities. My goal is to help break down taboos and misinformation and transform rigid male–female sexuality stereotypes. I have done this through segments on Telemundo, Univision, and radio.
What I Bring
Jacqueline guides her clients through body movement, heart-centered techniques, psychology, and spirituality to align body-heart-mind-spirit.
In all her endeavors, her sweet spot is the intersection of sexuality, sensuality, and spirituality. She is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (California), an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor, and Transformational Life & Business Coach. She is also a Practitioner of the 4-D Medicine Wheel. She is the owner of a group practice expanding nationwide. She graduated from Pepperdine University with her B.A. and M.A. She earned a second Masters in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She has also studied for many years and has completed teacher’s training under Michaela Boehm, a lineage holder in Kashmir Shaivism Tantra.
Through her years in service, Jacqueline has integrated the Four-Dimensional Wheel approach with Body-Focused, Movement, Spiritual Psychology, Tantra, Mind-Body connection, Sexual Yoga techniques, Sex Therapy, Nonlinear Movement Method, and Shamanic practices to serve her clients and those she mentors.
She has supported entrepreneurs and therapreneurs create successful solo and group practices. She uses her decades of clinical work to support clinicians in learning and practicing innovative & integrative skills while developing their own unique manner of serving their clients. She also leads holistic coaching programs for individuals and couples
Jacqueline uses embodiment techniques and the concept of the Person of the Therapist as tools that serve as a guide for building an effective bridge between the personal and technical aspects of therapy in supervision. Clinical supervision can then emphasize the purposeful utilization of self in the moment—both flaws and strengths —in the therapeutic relationship and the technical interventions with clients.
Jacqueline is also a sought contributor and speaker on television, radio, print, and other news media such as The New York Times, Bustle, Refinery 29, Insider, Business Insider, Hip Latina, and Motion Picture Television Fund, among others.
Licenses & Certifications
- Licensed Marriage Family Therapist – MFC43228 (California)
- AASECT Sex Therapist
- AASECT Sex Therapy Supervisor
- Four-Dimensional Practitioner, founded by Gina Ogden
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Nonlinear Movement
- Wild Woman’s Way
- M.A., Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University
- M.A., Spiritual Psychology, University of Santa Monica
- B.A., Clinical Psychology, emphasis on Marriage Family Therapy, Pepperdine University
- The Work: Byron Katie
- Couples Institute Basic & Advanced Training
- Intimacy & Attraction
- AASECT Annual Conference Presenter
- Women’s Sexual Stories:
Healing the Wounds, Celebrating the Joy, Co-Facilitator with Gina Ogden & Kamara McAndrews; Rowe, MA & Esalen, Big Sur, CA
- Regular segment contributor for Telemundo
- Interviewed/Segment contribution: Telemundo, New York Times, Univision, OK Cupid, Bustle, Insider, Daily Mail, and Well + Good.
- Podcast guest.
- Founder of Center for Relationship & Intimacy Well-Being, CA