A Family Psychology Practice providing Expert, Developmentally – Appropriate Care, that is Individualized, Mindful and Effective.

Meet The Specialists

Jacqueline M. Pabis, M.A.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Pabis is a graduate student in Northern Illinois University’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, as well as a minor in Human Development and Family Science and a Multicultural Studies certificate. Jackie earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Northern Illinois University in June of 2020. She currently works at Florissa Pediatric Development Center where she provides children and families with therapeutic services and comprehensive multidisciplinary psychological assessments. She has also provided evidence-based clinical services to children, families, and adults at NIU’s Psychological Services Center. Additionally, Jackie has practiced intensive therapy for selective mutism through Advanced Therapeutic Solutions for Anxiety’s Adventure Camp and Winter Adventure since 2015. Jackie has provided group therapy services at the practice for the last several years.

Jackie’s therapeutic approach is rooted in a cognitive-behavioral framework and incorporates systems theories. She also utilizes third wave approaches, including acceptance and commitment therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. She has experience diagnosing and treating a broad range of anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, behavior disorders, parent-child relational difficulties, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning and developmental disorders including autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders. Jackie strives to have a collaborative approach with her clients and prioritizes the individual needs of each child and family she works with.

As a clinical extern at Susan Myket, Ph.D. & Associates, Jackie is excited to be working with children, adolescents, and families to promote positive changes. Her research focuses on parenting and child anxiety, including the efficacy of parent-based interventions. In her free time, Jackie enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on adventures with her dogs, and exploring new places.