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Jacqueline Esslinger, PhD

Provider Type: Therapist

Provider Gender: Female

Serving: 6-64

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Jacqueline Esslinger, PhD

Jacqueline Esslinger, PhD, provides a solid client-therapist relationship based on trust, empathy, and validation. Her approach also applies a systemic view to address how a client interacts with their environment. In every case, Jacqueline focuses on strengths and works to develop coping strategies and resilience.

Jacqueline earned her PhD from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Her career experience includes both clinical and school psychology, and she helps clients of all ages with family relationships, grief, behavioral issues, and more. Jacqueline is also skilled at treating children with ADHD and ODD.

In therapy, Jacqueline’s intervention strategies will always be tailored to individual needs. She incorporates CBT, ACT, Play Therapy, and more to create the best treatment plan for results. In addition, Jacqueline focuses on accompanying bodily reactions and works with clients to become aware of and control their physiological symptoms.

Treatment Areas

  • ADHD
  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Anger Management / Mood Swings
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples Counseling
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating/Weight Concerns

Insurances Accepted

  • Advocate BCBS HMO
  • Aetna
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Meritain
  • Aetna Signature
  • Aetna State of IL plan
  • Aetna Student Health
  • Aetna/Aetna Student Health
  • AMITA Pathways BCBS HMO
  • BCBS
  • BCBS Academic Blue Student Health Plan
  • BCBS AcademicBlue Student Health Plan
  • BCBS Blue Choice Options
  • BCBS Blue Choice Preferred
  • BCBS Professional Blue
  • Beacon/Emblem/NYEmpire/UniCareState/ProvidencePlan
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Evernoth/Greatwest Health
  • Consociate Health
  • Duly (DMG) BCBS HMO
  • Health Alliance Commercial/ StateIL
  • Health Alliance Medicare
  • HealthLink/Unicare/Concerta/Wellpoint
  • HFN Network Solutions/ZELIS
  • Humana
  • HUMANA Medicare Advantage
  • Live360/MedAssocHealth/PrefHealthChoices
  • Multiplan-PHCS
  • Optum (United/UBH/Oxford/UHC)
  • Optum All Savers
  • Optum Golden Rule
  • Optum Oxford Health
  • Optum UHC Student Insurance
  • Optum VA CNN


  • English
  • French
  • German


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