Jacqueline Ilana Bradford, MA LMFT (intern) NCC

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It is my belief that each family, couple, and individual’s life situation is unique. Furthermore, I believe if you desire change, it is possible to achieve. Working together in a collaborative nonjudgemental environment we can explore and develop a plan moving you toward your desired future. While we cannot undo past situations, together we can proceed in a direction that allows you to have a fulfilling future. This involves integrating complementary methodologies and techniques which offers a highly personalized approach that is tailored to each individual, family, and couple’s needs.
About Me:

My mother frequently quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson's “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. . . . Life is a journey, not a destination." My life has certainly has been a journey. I have been married for 37 years and am a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. My career journey includes a background in nursing and over 25 years combined experience as an early childhood educator, outreach counselor,  community spiritual leader, and therapist. Client's often tell me that one of the things they appreciate about me as a counselor is my life experiences. My hobbies include, gardening, hiking, knitting and sewing.
After closing my business as a day care owner, and at the age of 57,  I returned to college and graduated from the University of Oregon with two Bachelor of Arts Degrees, in History and Judaic Studies, after which I attended George Fox University's School of Counseling and  obtaining a MA MCFT (Masters of Arts Degree in Marriage Couples and Family Therapy).
I am a Level 3 Gottman trained therapist and trained in treating trauma and affairs. I am working toward becoming a Gottman Certified Couples Therapist with the goal of becoming a supervisor. As a private practitioner I serve a broad spectrum of clients, from couples who desire to improve communication, parents who desire improved parenting skills, to individuals seeking a career change or who are working through life transitions or recovery from infidelity. I also volunteer with "The Returning Vets Project" and  hold quarterly classes on the 7 Principles of Making Marriage Work, Bringing Baby Home, and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child.
Areas of Expertise:
    Couples Therapy
    Treating Trauma and Affairs
    Emotion Focused Therapy
    Interpersonal Therapy
    Sex Therapy
    Family Therapy
    Play Therapy
    Sand Tray Therapy
    PTS (Post Traumatic Stress)
    PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
    MST (Military Sexual Trauma)
    Veteran's Culture
    Military Family Culture
    Eating Disorders
    7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Educator
    Bringing Baby Home Educator

I am a National Certified Counselor  (NCC)  and an active member of the Oregon chapter of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).I  am  registered with the state of Oregon (OLBCT R3341) and work under the supervision of Chelsea Bliss Ward LPC, and Domonique Sotello PhD LMFT.

Jacqueline Ilana Bradford Reaches

Lake Oswego OR
Lake Oswego OR