I Support the Latinx Community by Valuing Unique Lived Experiences Through a Culturally Sensitive Lens.
Learn About Me and How I Can Help
Jackie Anonales, LPC
Hello, my name is Jackie Anonales and I’m a bilingual psychotherapist at Latinx Talk Therapy. I take an approach that is both multicultural and trauma-informed that, at its core, is client-centered and holistic.
As a first-generation Latina, I understand the importance of continuing to honor our past, present, and future all while facing injustices. I have witnessed firsthand the resilience and strength that our community continues to hold, and recognize healing, self-exploration, and growth as vital for this to continue. In our shared space, you will have the opportunity to be intentional about how you choose to honor your unique experiences and emotions. We will collaborate to find ways to reconnect with yourself, embrace your humanity, and challenge barriers both external and internal.
You Don’t Have to Face Your Struggles Alone, I Am Here to Help
In my past professional experiences, I have learned from and worked with a diverse set of populations who have found themselves struggling to navigate through different life stages.
I have witnessed the mental and emotional impacts that anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma can have on someone, especially when untreated. I have also witnessed growth and light shine through as individuals begin their mental health journey. I understand how difficult it can be to tackle what you have been experiencing, whether that be hopelessness, loneliness, or stress. The goals that you envisioned for yourself can feel out of reach when simultaneously fighting for your mental and emotional wellbeing on a daily basis. Rather than feel as though you are carrying the weight of painful memories, thoughts, and emotions on your own, I hope to join you in your journey and work alongside you toward your goals.
Get to Know A Little Bit More About Me
I was born in East Los Angeles, CA and later moved to Illinois; both of my parents migrated from Mexico. I grew up speaking Spanish and continue to use my Spanish fluency both personally and professionally. I enjoy reading, making playlists, and being in the sun.
I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Psychology and Latina/Latino Studies. As I worked toward my education, I recognized my desire to combine my learned education in psychology and Latinx studies by bringing mental health awareness to our community. I received my Masters in Community Counseling from Loyola University in Chicago. I have worked in school-based settings, community mental health, and private practice providing individual and group therapy in both English and Spanish.
I have experience working with a diverse set of populations with various mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, past trauma, and life transitions. I particularly enjoy working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and typically utilize techniques consistent with CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) and ACT (acceptance-and-commitment therapy).