All Kinds of News for January 09, 2019
Dragonfly Transitions, a co-ed Young Adult transitional program located in Southern Oregon, welcomes Jackie Currie, MA, NCC, LPCI to the clinical team at the Klamath Falls campus. Jackie holds a BA in Psychology and MA in Human Development Counseling, with a concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy, from the University of Illinois Springfield. Jackie’s work history reflects her dedication to service, collaboration, and relational based intervention. Her experiences include working with adolescents and young adults struggling with behavioral and psychiatric disorders in wilderness and residential treatment, and providing family-based support and clinical interventions at an inpatient recovery and rehabilitation center.
Jackie’s experience and background has provided her the opportunity to effect change in the lives of individuals and families struggling with a range of issues including grief and loss, trauma, depression, and anxiety. In addition, Jackie’s recent experience working in a college counseling center helped to inform her understanding of the life transitions and unique developmental challenges facing young adults and their families.
Dragonfly's Clinical Director Travis Slagle, LMHC, NCC, comments, “Jackie is a great match for Dragonfly. She is smart, intuitive and has a natural ability to connect with others. Her calm presence, clear communication and relatability will serve our families and students well. We are grateful she is part of our clinical team!"
Jackie excels at creating a safe space for a person to be vulnerable and foster self-awareness. She works best with young adults dealing with life transitions, family struggles, relationship issues, and the development of the self. Jackie has a family-systems perspective and utilizes Attachment Theory and Emotionally-Focused Therapy as the basis of her work. She uses elements of existentialism, DBT, CBT, the transtheoretical model, outdoor therapy, motivational interviewing, art therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and experiential methods.
About Dragonfly Transitions
Dragonfly Transitions supports young adults 18-30 on a journey of personal exploration, health, and independence. Dragonfly is designed with progressive phases, college and vocational options, recreation, therapeutic support, and a variety of living environments located in southern Oregon. Students are provided opportunities for hands on experience in a supportive environment where they can flourish.