Education & Academic Accomplishments
Undergraduate: Bachelor’s of Arts in English Communications from Emmanuel College
Graduate: Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University; Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from William James College
Pre-doctoral Internship: Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veteran Affairs Hospital
Post-doctoral Fellowship: CBTeam, LLC
Clinical Training & Interests
Jackie completed an internship at Mclean Hospital/Harvard Medical School within the OCD Institute (OCDI) where she received training in exposure and response prevention (ERP), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These hours of clinical service delivering ERP targeting high severity OCD symptoms were critical in developing Jackie’s expertise and establishing her as an OCD specialist. While at McLean, she was trained in assessments through the Office of Clinical Assessment and Research (OCAR) which inspired her to pursue additional graduate schooling. During her doctoral training, Jackie sought to acquire generalist skills by learning further evidence-based treatments, such as dialectical behavior therapy, interventions for significant mental illnesses such as CBT for psychosis, and recovery models from traumatic experiences across a wide age range of clients. Jackie completed her doctoral internship at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veteran Affairs Hospital (ENRM-VA) where she focused her energies on the flexible application of evidence-based practices such as cognitive processing therapy (CPT) and CBT for substance-use. She joined the Women’s Health Program at Bedford in providing group treatment for female Veterans experiencing postpartum anxiety and pregnancy or infant loss. Jackie also deepened her passion for ACT, by joining a multi-VA research study investigating the role of ACT in the treatment of PTSD for Veterans with limited social support.
Jackie aims to blend a recovery-oriented model of care with empirically-supported treatments, delivered flexibly with a client’s unique needs in mind. Her integrative approach draws from her training across multiple settings and aims at establishing compassionate connections in helping others gain clarity in their life’s directions and become the authors of their journey.
Getting to Know Jackie
Jackie grew up in a small town on the outskirts of Florence, Italy. An Italian at heart, Jackie can be found hunting for fresh ingredients across town and enjoying hours at the dinner table with family and friends. She has been loving exploring New England and beyond with her fiancé Tim and black lab Tucker and never misses a chance to stargaze.
“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.” — Dalai Lama XIV