I’m Jacqueline Ravelo (you can call me Jackie). I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been a therapist for 10 years. I am a first gen Latina who is passionate about social justice and advocacy. I am a lifelong learner, a fan of good food, and lover of new experiences.
I love working with kids, but find I work best with teenagers and young adults. Emerging adulthood is a time filled with so many possibilities and a lot of pressure. I have found that oftentimes, the biggest and best changes of our lives come from times of transition; like graduating high school, college or grad school, starting a new career, ending a toxic relationship, or a big move. Though it may feel like a crisis, difficult life transitions can be transformative with the right guidance. Because of my own experiences, I am confident I can give you the support you need. I know how hard it is to work a dead end job, to be overworked and underpaid, to feel restless and rudderless. I know the desperation to get things moving, to find direction, and to get unstuck. I know what a difference it makes to have a professional guide you during a tough time. I am here to help you through it.
After graduating from Rutgers University at the height of the recession, I had little options with a Women’s and Gender Studies degree. I loved social justice and helping others but could not find a job! I liked working with kids, so I got a job as a preschool teacher and I was miserable. It was probably the worst job I have ever had. After being at the preschool for two years, I decided enough is enough. I applied to graduate school and was accepted into my dream school. I graduated from New York University with a Master’s in Social Work, ready to start a career I loved, eager to help others live their best lives.
If these principles go against your own values, we may not be the best fit for each other and I will be happy to provide you with a referral.
I am dedicated to ethical and best practice. I believe I can serve you and help you through this. We are a team. I believe in collaboration and being radically honest with you. If I don’t know something, I won’t bs you, I’ll help you find the answer. We will not solve every problem, but I know you will leave our sessions better than when you arrived.
New York University- Master of Social Work
Rutgers University- Bachelor's of Liberal Arts
Post-Traumatic Stress Management
Psychological First Aid
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
FL- SW 14235