My Education and Licensure
I received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from UC Davis in 1994. I returned to school and received a Master of Arts in Nutrition from The University of Nevada, Reno in 2003. I received a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology from The University of Nevada, Reno in 2005 and began working towards my Nevada licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist at that time. In 2007 I was fully licensed as an MFT and in 2013 I became licensed in California as an LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist). I have continued my education and have completed three years of post Master’s work in Counseling and Educational Psychology.
In 2004 I began working with clients at the community clinic at the University of Nevada Reno. I then moved to an inpatient substance abuse facility where I worked with women who were struggling with substance abuse, many of whom had children in the foster care system. In 2006 I also began working for an agency in Reno where I primarily served foster children and severely mentally disturbed children and adults. I continued to work with these populations in Reno until I opened my private practice in Truckee in January of 2013. Since that time I have worked with children, families, and individuals on many areas of dysfunction. I often work with families dealing with issues of divorce, anxiety issues and family dynamics struggles. My focus is to help people create functional relationships that lead to more peace and enjoyment of those relationships. Currently 60%-70% of my clients are under 18. I use play therapy with children under nine and activity for older children and adolescents. I work at the pace of the child to help them work through difficult emotions and to help with effective emotional communication.
Jacqueline Hurt-Coppola, LMFT
Behavioral Health Therapist