Jacqueline Bluem, LPC, LADC, originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jackie is bi-cultural and trilingual, providing services in Portuguese, Spanish and English to clients with a wide variety of chemical and mental health diagnosis. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Universidade Federal Fluminens in 2004, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After moving to Minnesota in the fall of 2004 she obtained specialized training in Addiction Counseling and became a Licensed and Alcohol and Drug Counselor in 2009. She continued to further her education and earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2013 and shortly after became a Licensed Professional Counselor. Jackie is passionate about helping others succeed in improving their physical and mental health and overall life wellness. She uses an informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic approach as well as a Motivational Interviewing approach which is a form of strengths-based counseling developed by Miller and Rollnick to help people make changes in their lives. Motivational interviewing has been defined as “collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change.” Jackie is also trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and works with the MRH (Men’s Relation Health Program). Jackie’s areas of expertise and special interests include co-occurring disorders, fertility assisted treatment support and infertility concerns, pain management, severe and persistent mental health illness, multicultural counseling, stress management, career counseling and Rule 25 assessments. She enjoys working with adults, adolescents and children.