The Center’s founder and Director, Dr. Margo Jacquot, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Supervisory Addictions Counselor and Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. She is also a local and national lecturer on trauma recovery, substance abuse, LGBTQ issues, and working with couples. With over 25 years of experience as a therapist and lecturer, Dr. Jacquot has taught graduate and post-graduate courses in treating trauma, substance abuse, couples and families and LGBTQ affirming therapies . While a traditionally trained psychodynamic therapist, Dr. Jacquot’s style is holistic, interactive and she utilizes a variety of approaches to help people achieve their goals. She listens intently, but does not just sit silently. Dr. Jacquot’s style is interactive as she works with each client individually to achieve the changes they desire. Dr. Jacquot is Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (please see out EMDR page for more information). This is a powerful treatment that can potentially help people resolve anxiety, panic, depression, phobias, stress and especially trauma, more quickly and thoroughly. Dr. Jacquot provides clinical consultation to other therapists regarding treating trauma, substance abuse, couples therapy and sensitivity to LGBTQ issues in therapy, as well as private practice development and management. Another passion is consultation to businesses and community organizations regarding behavioral health and healthy workplace policies. An active member of several community based organizations, Dr. Jacquot also serves on the board of the Illinois Psychological Association.