Jackie Dowgiallo, LMHC, CAP
Jacqueline “Jackie” Dowgiallo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addiction Professional in St. Petersburg/Tampa, Florida. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Towson University in Towson, Maryland. She has over 9 years of experience working in the mental health field, practicing in a variety of settings, serving children, adolescents, families, adults, and couples. Jackie has experience serving as Clinical Director, developing creative and innovative clinical programming for a substance abuse treatment facility for adults with co-occurring issues. She has experience working with adults suffering with trauma issues and is certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), an evidence-based eye-movement desensitization therapy used to effectively reduce the negative symptoms associated with trauma and anxiety. She has a deep passion for exploring and healing complex trauma and related self-defeating issues including self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship barriers, grief/loss, gender identity, eating disorders, addiction, and a variety of other concerns. Jackie is guided by a trauma-informed care approach with all clients, which allows her to understand the nature of a person’s pain with a deep sense of empathy, curiosity and acceptance.
Jackie believes that holistic health and healing, accountability, social/relational/family support is paramount for the overall healing process. Outside of her profession, Jackie enjoys cooking, outdoor activities, painting, volunteering, and spending time with her eight-year-old certified therapy dog, Bolivia.