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About Me

Dr. Jacqueline Shinefield is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy and maintains a private practice in New York City after relocating from San Francisco. She serves as Faculty Supervisor of Family Therapy at NYU/Bellvue Hospital. In addition she is on the Adjunct Faculty at Mercy College in the Marriage and Family Therapy program and is a clinical supervisor at Pace University. 

With over 20 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Shinefield specializes in relationship counseling with a cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused approach.

She enjoys working with individuals, couples, families and children.  

Her areas of expertise include:
  • anxiety and depression.
  • marriage and relationship therapy.
  • parent-child relationships.
  • LGBT relationships.
  • step-parenting and blended family transitions.
  • career transitions.
  • family life cycle challenges.
  • illness and health counseling.
  • grief and loss counseling.


Dr. Shinefield has presented at national conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of professional burn-out, school-based family therapy and step-parenting.  She is board member of the Oxford Symposium on School-based Family Therapy and a board member of the New York City chapter of the New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Dr. Shinefield is an interactive, solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education
CW Post, BS
University of San Francisco, MA, Marriage and Family Counseling
University of San Francisco, EdD, Counseling Psychology

License, Certifications & Awards
Registered Nurse, New York # 355016
Marriage and Family Therapist, New York License # 000580
Marriage and Family Therapist, California License # 13507

Professional Activities and Memberships
Chair, Metro Presentation and Training Committee, Metro Chapter of the New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Board Member, Oxford Symposium
Board Member, University of San Francisco, Child and Family Development Center


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