Jackie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with young and emerging adults and older adolescents (16+) who struggle with anxiety and persistent depression, navigating life transitions, relationship difficulties, parenting, self-esteem, and perfectionism. She is also a Health At Every Size™ - Oriented provider who helps people improve their relationship with their body, food, and movement.
She has an informal, interactive style that is dialogue-driven and she engages with clients throughout the session. Jackie works together with clients to make a plan that helps them achieve their desired goals and she works to truly understand how mental health struggles make sense given the client’s experiences.
Jackie sees clients as the experts on their lives and her job is to provide tools and be a teacher, coach, cheerleader, or soundboard who helps clients achieve their goals. She sees individuals and couples for therapy.
After learning wilderness survival skills in the backcountry of Alaska, Jackie began working for wilderness therapy programs in both Washington state and northern Minnesota. She has worked in the mental health field for the last 10 years, and she has a special interest in the interactions between humans and animals and how connection in these relationships can be healing for both.
Jackie earned her undergraduate degree from Alaska Pacific University and her graduate degree in psychology from Antioch University in Seattle, Washington. She has lived in the Twin Cities area for the last 5 years.
When she is not at work, Jackie enjoys outdoor sports -- such as hiking/backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding – cooking, hanging out with friends, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.
Learn more at www.jacquelineabeling.com
We are located near the intersection of Zachary Lane & Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove. We are easily accessible to those in the surrounding communities of Osseo, Rogers, Plymouth, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, and Minneapolis. We welcome you to our office and look forward to knowing you!