Jacquelin Gouniai, LPC, PsyD
My Therapeutic Approach
It is my purpose to create therapeutic relationships that are collaborative in approach and valuing of transparency in the treatment process. I view my work with clients as partnerships based in respect, trust, and mutual understanding wherein together we establish individualized treatment goals. My primary approach when working with clients with OCD and anxiety is exposure therapy with an added focus on helping clients increase value-based behaviors. I am trained in the following empirically-supported treatment modalities: Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Moreover, I have received training through the International OCD Foundation.
To schedule an appointment please contact Kimberly Glazier Leonte, the Director of Clearview Horizons, at the following:
Jacquelin’s Session Rate: $200
*Please note that all sessions with Jacquelin are via tele-therapy
My Education and Training
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor on the island of Guam (a U.S. territory in the Pacific; Guam license number: LPC-156). I received my PsyD in Psychology from California Southern University. Currently, I am completing an OCD specialized postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship, supervision, and license of Kimberly Glazier Leonte, PhD.
My post-graduate clinical training was conducted at International Behavioral Health. There, I provided therapy to child, adolescent, and adult clients with a range of conditions, including but not limited to, OCD, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, specific phobias, and depression. My graduate school training provided me extensive experiences in both child and adult in-patient and out-patient settings. Similar to my post-graduate training, I provided therapy for a range of clinical conditions and interpersonal conflicts.
I received both my Master of Science in Clinical Psychology and bachelor’s degree from the University of Guam (UOG). I am now an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology department at UOG. The process of teaching psychology provides me critical opportunities to better articulate and further expand my theoretical grounding, which in turn continues to refine my clinical practice. For a more in-depth look at my clinical experiences please refer to my curriculum vitae.
My Areas of Specialty
I have a great passion for treating OCD and anxiety-related conditions. My clinical research is in OCD and mental health literacy, and it is in great part client advocacy. There is significant misunderstanding of OCD, which unfortunately leads to misdiagnoses. It is my ardent hope that my research contributes to increased OCD awareness within the various helping communities. I believe that with greater awareness comes more accurate diagnoses, which connects people more readily to appropriate treatments.
I have extensive experience working in underserved areas with culturally diverse populations, which has made me critically aware of the need for competent care. More, I am committed to culturally sustaining practices that honor my client’s lived experiences and cultures.