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Call me Jackie, your Latina Psychotherapist

Remember a time when all these thoughts and emotions weren't the "norm"... but now those days feel like a distant memory. Don't you wish you had the tools to change that?

You've come to the right place.

I'm Jacqueline Machado, a Latina California Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I specialize in addressing complex emotions and helping adults  build resilience. I work with adults, just like you: ones that have it within them to be curious on how they can experience change but just need the tools and support to get there.

I help my clients find comfort, awareness and confidence by equipping them with the tools they need to better understand themselves and reclaim the identity and strength they are seeking.

Many of today's solutions for healing mental health symptoms are based on setting boundaries (which many times doesn't work because we can't control other people's behaviors!) or just finding solutions that feels like you're only placing a band-aid without really addressing the deeper root. This leads so many to feel frustrated and disappointed because it only works for a short period of time. I know that your circumstances are unique, so we will work together to gain insight into your history and your experiences.

First we'll unpack your story with warm attention. Then I will help you understand your symptoms and behaviors by creating awareness to what has happened to your brain and your nervous system that has led to your mental health symptoms. Through our work together, you'll be equipped with the tools, skills and confidence you need to thrive in all areas of your life including relationships with those that have big baffling behaviors! Plus, you'll also learn ways to practice Self-Compassion, because that will literally change your brain.

I am dedicated to helping people go from Protection Mode to Connection Mode.


At the end of the day, you want to know you're working with someone who gets what it means to be stuck in Protection Mode right?

My training in Interpersonal Neurobiology and Relational Neuroscience means I have the expertise you need and deserve to take the risk to do deep healing.

I get it, because I've lived it myself. For my child and early adult years, I was stuck in Protection Mode. I learned very quickly in order for change to happen, your brain needs to experience safety, connection and attunement. So I've worked VERY hard to be able to offer that because adults that did not receive that, deserve to heal and explore their inner world with an attuned and grounded therapist. This new lens will allow you to be able to lean in, process, make sense of what has happened in order to experience the shift you have been looking for and finally be able to make meaning of the deeper root to your struggles. 

So when we work together, you won't just get a trained therapist. You'll get someone who truly understands what you're going through and how to help you!

Let's Break The Ice

Robyn Gobbel is my mentor and trainer who has taught me about the brain for 5 + years! 










I'm dedicated to helping people go from Protection Mode to Connection Mode

Jacqueline Machado, LCSW


Let's Do It Together

You don't have to do this alone. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is your fee? *Fees are subject to increase every year* Assessment (60 minutes): $140 Individual Psychotherapy (55 min): $140

Do you accept insurance? Yes, I currently accept United Healthcare, Optum, Aetna, Cigna. Anthem Medi-cal, Compsych Commerical, MHN/Health Net Commercial, MHN/Health Net Medi-Cal. [Coming Soon: IEHP, HMC Commerical, Molina Medi-Cal]

Do you write any letters? I do NOT write any letter for: Court Evaluations Emotional Support Animal Letters (ESA) Separation, Divorce and Child Custody Evaluation and Mediation. These services require additional training that I do not have.

What is your availability? I currently only offer therapy appointments Monday-Friday. Appointments range from mornings, afternoon and some evenings. When scheduling a consultation please let me know your preferred times.

Do you have a cancellation policy? Clients can cancel or reschedule an appointment anytime with advance notice so that your slot can be offered to another client. I DO NOT charge a late cancellation fee because I understand that life happens. I DO charge a No Show Fee of $100 to respect the time I set aside for you.

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