Yvonne L. Jaquet, LCSW, CAADC, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy

Yvonne L. Jaquet, LCSW, CAADC

Yvonne L. Jaquet, LCSW, CAADC


18 years of experience

"Hello and Welcome! Let me start by introducing myself. ... I am Yvonne Jaquet, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor with 20 years of professional experience. Before reaching a “professional” status I was a parent and worked in the public sector. I provide a safe and welcoming environment due to the simple fact therapy can be intimidating. Some of my specialties are in the areas of mental health are: depression, anxiety, substance use disorders and trauma. I have experience with assisting parents who are parenting difficult children, those in challenging relationships, anger management and life transitions. By using a variety of techniques we can work together and find the right fit for your situation. Each person comes with different experiences, perspectives, opinions and challenges but your on the right track, lets begin....

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Our first session we will begin with brief introductions with an informal understanding of your goals, concerns, and objectives. I will use an intake form to evaluate the direction we can follow but if you become triggered, we can stop and come back. I want you to feel safe as you challenge your boundaries.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Honesty is most important in my practice as we look at your core beliefs, values, and tradition which may have lead to negative thoughts or actions. I recognize that not all the same things work for each person and if I am going down the wrong path with you, openly tell me, this is about you.

About Yvonne L. Jaquet, LCSW, CAADC

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

CBT focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes lead to behaviors and actions which can have positive or negative outcomes. Many times humans don't pay attention to what we learn from our environment, nuclear families, cultures, and peers which in turn affect our future behaviors and consequences. I enjoy working with clients especially when they identify how past thoughts can be changed or altered improve their outcomes.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing, (MI) uses the basics of focusing (bring together), evoking (bring to mind) and planning (formulating). I like using MI with CBT in tandem with each other. While CBT is used to reframe harmful thought patterns, MI uses change talk to form an environment of acceptance, compassion and safety to reach a commitment of change.

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

In using ACT you learn to accept your situations and negative feelings as a typical part of life. The goal in treatment will be to reduce the struggle over controlling or eliminating your experiences while increasing involvement in meaningful life activities which align with your values.

Polyvagal Therapy

Polyvagal therapy (PVT) is a therapeutic approach that helps individuals to understand better and manage their body’s response to stress and trauma. It focuses on the vagus nerve and the role it plays in regulating emotions and behaviors. We will utilize specific techniques in the journey to learn control of your emotions better through emotional regulation skills to handle handle stress more effectively, build resilience by strengthening the connection between the mind and body while recovering.

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

Many elements of the therapy are aimed at teaching clients how to recognize, understand, label, and regulate their emotions and how to handle interpersonal situations that give rise to negative or painful emotions. This is a long term therapy consisting of homework, practice and patience. Clients will identify and rate the intensity of emotions experience to name a few; fear, shame, sadness, anger, pain, suicide attempts, and more—and space is provided to discuss emotional experience.