Jacqueline Robertson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Santa Barbara CA
I am relational based therapist, helping clients to connect to the "here and now" present moment experience of what is arising in the therapy room. I lean back as much as I lean into therapy sessions, meaning I can be direct and yet gently guide clients to become deeply mindful of their internal process to gather the clarity and wisdom they seek. I help clients orient to the wisdom of their body advocating for and directing clients inward to discover the truth of their heart.
From a very young age, I was consumed by questioning the meaning of life, a hunger to understand pain and suffering and the resilience of the human Spirit. My early childhood experiences of trauma and unexpected loss haunted me throughout my teenage years and early 20s, until I could no longer distract from the pain, and the initiation to my healing journey was born. My pain had provided me with my purpose. I have spent the last 15+ years working with clients one-on-one and training in clinical psychology, neuroscience, somatic psychotherapy, EMDR, attachment theory, trauma-focused therapy, Hakomi mindfulness, meditation, Buddhism, psychedelic assisted psychotherapy and holistic nutrition. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I had a private practice as a holistic nutrition, specializing in women's health. I spent 5 years working with and for Byron Katie, facilitating the support of organizing and managing workshop, events and retreats. I am very relational based therapist with the belief that the therapeutic relationship is just as equally healing and transformative as the approach and interventions we use in therapy. I help clients change outdated neurobiological patterns and rewire their nervous system in order to transform limiting core beliefs, patterns and behaviors. I work with a small and select number of clients at a time so I can provide quality support and effective services. The foundation of my work is helping clients to awaken intuition, self-compassion and acceptance at a cellular level, to live a more heart centered life.