Jenny MacQuarrie

PsyD, LP, Clinical Psychologist

Welcome and thank you for taking time to learn a bit about me. I’m Dr. MacQuarrie (or Jenny), a psychologist who is passionate about de-stigmatizing mental health care and social justice. As a therapist, I believe in open communication, honest feedback, and education. I don’t believe much in the hierarchal systems in our society and that is active in your therapy. I truly believe that you are the expert on your own life and I am here to help guide you through how to manage your concerns by encouraging your own strengths, providing education, and customizing your care to what works best for you. Therapy can be difficult, but it can also be enjoyable.

“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.”
― Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

Approach:

Humanistic
Positive Psychology
Trauma-Informed
Cultural Humility

Experience:

Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center (Combined 4 years) – Primary Care Mental Health Psychologist and Chronic Pain Psychologist
Doctoral/Masters Internships (Combined 4 years) in Psychological Assessment and Neuro/biofeedback
Crisis Counseling at various crisis centers while attending undergrad, masters, and doctoral schooling (Combined 11 years)

Education:

Michigan School of Psychology – Clinical Psychology PsyD Graduated 2019
Walden University – Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Specialization in Crisis and Trauma MS Graduated 2015
Michigan Tech University – Psychology BS Graduated 2011

Certificates/Licenses:

Licensed Psychologist – Michigan
NBCC Certified Counselor

Comprehensive Training in:

  • Acceptance and Commitment ACT
  • Attachment-based
  • Neuro/biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Existential
  • Health Psychology
  • Humanistic-Humanist
  • Guided Imagery
  • Mindfulness-Based
  • Narrative
  • Nightmare Reduction Therapy
  • Solution Focused-Brief Therapy
  • Sleep/Insomnia Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused

Professional Organization:

American Counseling Association
American Psychological Association

Areas of specialty include:

  • Anger Management\
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBT+
  • Men’s Issues
  • Obesity
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-harming
  • Self-esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Mild Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues

Special Interests:

Social justice and empowerment

Outside Work Interests:

Hiking, camping, my two cats Henri and Ande (who may make guest appearances on our telehealth sessions), painting/drawing, reading/writing, traveling, music, museums, movies, learning to foster my green thumb, and nerd culture.

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