Jacquelynn Boudinot


Jacquelynn Boudinot


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage & Family Therapy
Secondary Credential: National Certified Counselor - 339716
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • All Husky-Medicaid insurances
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Optum/United Health Care


80-1 Plains Rd
Essex, Connecticut 06426

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My Approach to Helping

My goal is to offer a welcoming and safe space where clients feel empowered, validated, and understood. I come from a "judgment free" position where together the client and I will examine behaviors and events contributing to the client's areas of concern. We will collaborate to create and define therapeutic goals based on the client's individual experiences. This is done using the most appropriate method for each client. Some of those approaches include Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

More Info About My Practice

I am also a certified divorce mediation counselor. Divorce mediation provides an opportunity for both sides to be heard in a respectful and confidential setting. Divorce mediation fees are set up to pay as you go, hefty retainers are not required. While I do not accept insurance for therapeutic treatment, I will happily provide any information that your insurance company requires for "out of network" reimbursement. If you would like to understand why I do not take insurances, please ask. I will consider a sliding scale to qualified clients. I am a Clinical Fellow with AAMFT.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Blended families, anxiety, depression, grandparents raising grandchildren, and LGBTQ+ issues are just a sample of areas I've worked on with clients. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, families, couples, and groups. I have extensive work with court-ordered mediation counseling.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy can be a very successful tool when one is feeling unsettled. There are any number of reasons someone might want to talk with a therapist such as loss, life changes, anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges to name a few. Participating in therapy allows the client to face roadblocks, take action, or build acceptance in a healthy, creative way. Negative moments and poor decisions don't define someone - it's not about someone falling apart, but instead finding a way to pull it together.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

What I love about this profession is the idea that when we are broken and reaching out for help, someone is reaching back to us. You are not alone in the moments that are most scary. As a therapist, I'm humbled when a client trusts me - when I'm allowed the privilege of listening, empathizing, and working creatively with clients to help them find a place of peace and security.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Divorce Mediation, LGBTQ+ clients;

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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