Jacqueline 'Jackie' Abeling (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Hi, I'm Jackie! I am a socially conscious therapist who works to combat stigma, specifically fatphobia, in the mental health community.

Marriage & Family Therapist in ,

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I primarily work with 20- to 30-somethings who struggle with the cycle of anxiety and depression, perfectionism and procrastination, and speak from a Health At Every SizeĀ® and Body TrustĀ® orientation.

My Background and Approach

I have a background in wilderness therapy in which I had to learn to roll with the punches. I'm flexible as I've worked in several different, not to mention intense, settings between Alaska, Seattle, and the Twin Cities. The relationship I develop with my clients is the primary vessel to change, so your agenda is my agenda. I have a direct, conversational style in therapy session and I make every effort to be non-judgmental. I mean, who the heck am I to say what is right for someone else? I often help clients problem solve during sessions to figure out what to do with their problems and I use my own curiosity to help clients gain a deeper understanding of what is going on for them. Knowledge and awareness is power, which can then be used to make changes.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I firmly believe our society is only as strong as the most vulnerable members and I believe everyone should be treated with respect and dignity. I strongly believe in reforming harmful social structures and I am an active member of the Health At Every Size (HAES) community in the Twin Cities area and Washington state. I actively fight for equal treatment of all people and body types in our society. Fatphobia runs rampant in the medical and mental health communities and those who live in larger bodies are often blamed, pathologized, and disregarded by professionals within those communities. I've experienced this myself and want to change this narrative to provide a positive experience and quality mental health care to those most harmed by this treatment.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Rate: $175 - 225/session

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