Therapist Spotlight: Director Jacqueline Plante
We are so excited for you to get to know one of our Directors Jacqueline Plante a bit better!
Jacqueline is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists who works with couples to support their relationship journey.
Jacqueline offers individual and couples therapy as well as periodic retreats and intensives for couples looking to grow in their relationship with one another!
She currently has openings for individuals and couples on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays! Read more about Jacqueline below and reach out to schedule an appointment with her HERE.
Jacqueline Plante, Director (She/Her)
CA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #91084
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT GATHER AND GROW OC?
I am the co-director of Gather and Grow OC. I am one of the lead therapists and supervisors, as well as one of the educators who creates and facilitates workshops for Gather and Grow.
SCHOOL AND TRAINING HISTORY
I received both my Bachelor and Master’s Degrees from Cal State Fullerton. My Master’s program put heavy emphasis on clinical training and really set the foundation for who I am as a therapist. During my time as a trainee and intern I worked at the LGBT Center in Santa Ana, the Pacific Clinics Sierra Family Center, and eventually under supervision in private practice. Having such a diverse experience in training helped me to hone my skills and learn where to focus my energy to best meet the needs of my clients.
In my solo practice, I really gear myself towards relationship work. Romantic, friendship, or familial, the foundation of who we are is often reflected in our experience with others, and I love working through that lens. I enjoy my work immensely, and continue to offer individual and couples therapy.
Learn more about Jacqueline’s individual practice: HERE.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT BEING PART OF THE GATHER AND GROW OC COMMUNITY?
Gather and Grow was established when Traci and I started thinking about how we could better serve our community in a larger way. While I continue to emphasize the benefits of therapy, I also feel that the knowledge gained from my experience as a therapist is worth sharing on different platforms. Gather and Grow allows us to have a space to share new ideas via workshops, fun boot camps, or in consultation. We get to bring others to our table, and to encourage the importance of mental health in a tangible way.