Ms. Jacqueline DiFiore is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas.
Ms. DiFiore began her undergraduate studies at the University of Hawaii-Manoa before transferring to Texas where she completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi followed by completion of her graduate degree in Clinical Psychology.
Jacqueline has twenty+ years combined experience as both a mental health professional and a law enforcement agent working with persons suffering from a range of mental health issues. Thus, her background has been in helping children and adults to address their mental health needs while applying in-depth knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures regarding legal matters, social problems, and mental health treatment.
Having been raised in a military family, Ms. DiFiore has lived all over the country and in many places outside of the United States. Along the way, she has met all types of people from different walks of life and gained the understanding that although each of us is unique in our culture and personal experiences, we share a universal need for acceptance and belonging. In her personal exploration, Jacqueline has worked in a variety of environments to include private practices, mental health residential communities, child-based advocacy centers, as well as community supervision, and correctional facilities. Consequently, she has had the opportunity to work with diverse populations, including children ages 3 to 17, adults of all ages, intellectually disabled persons, persons with severe mental health disorders and co-occurring disorders, underrepresented groups such as Native American, Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander as well as persons who identify with the LGBTQ community, and persons with criminal backgrounds. She is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and Play Therapy while providing individual, couples, family, and group counseling. Ms. DiFiore also has a particular passion for working with teenagers and young adults who have been domestic violence victims.
Jacqueline employs evidence-based techniques coupled with a natural sense of empathy and mutual respect to provide the support her clients need to take personal steps and make necessary changes to live their best lives. Her client-centered approach creates a safe space for her clients to freely express themselves and feel comfortable sharing in a judgment-free environment so that they can focus on what brought them to therapy.
Family is very important to Ms. DiFiore which contributes to her passion for helping others. She is also a strong proponent of self-care as it is difficult to offer support when we are not where we want to be for ourselves. She prefers spending time in service to others, whether it be through volunteering in her community, taking care of her five rescue dogs, or cooking for loved ones. Jacqueline believes that the healthier we are as individuals, the more we can accomplish together.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Ms. DiFiore received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Ms. DiFiore earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
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