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About Ms. Paradise

Areas of Speciality

Complex Trauma

Low Self-Esteem


First Responders

Military Personnel


Ms. Jaclyn Paradise is a Licensed Associate Counselor currently accepting new clients in the state of New Jersey.  

Before entering the world of private practice, Ms. Jaclyn completed her internship with Footprints to Recovery, an intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization program focusing on alcohol and drug rehabilitation. During her internship, Ms. Paradise developed a mental health track, working with adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health difficulties. Passionate about holisitc healing, Ms. Jaclyn also created a therapeutic curriculum for re-parenting the inner child, in addition to spearheading a group that focuses on chakra therapy. Ms. Paradise was invited to continue with Footprints to Recovery, where over the past two years she has dedicated her focus to building expertise in the intersection of substance use and trauma, understanding the profound impact these areas can have on one another. She is well-versed in the nuances and comprehensive support needed for individuals navigating these interconnected challenges.

Ms. Jaclyn now holds a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rider University, where she gained foundational knowledge in the areas of mindfulness, humanistic, person-centered, and trauma-informed care. Ms. Jaclyn has participated in yoga training, where the wisdom of such philosophies has further influenced her approach to well-being and the role the mind-body connection has on mental health. Ms. Jaclyn incorporates traditional therapies alongside mindful movement and breath awareness exercises. 

Through her own experiences and mental health journey, Ms. Jaclyn is interested in working with adults who have endured trauma. Specifically, Ms. Jaclyn is interested in working with first responders and military survivors and is sensitive to the complexities that come with integrating into mainstream society after such traumatic experiences. In the same vein, Ms. Jaclyn enjoys working with individuals who are experiencing life changes and large milestones and who need support in the areas of confidence and self-understanding. 


As a Certified Trauma Professional, Ms. Jaclyn's approach is rooted in empathy and understanding. She is committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for her clients navigating difficult life experiences. With her background understanding of Yoga principles, she is equipped to guide her clients toward a grounded and balanced lifestyle. Ultimately, Ms. Jaclyn's mission is to empower individuals to overcome obstacles, cultivate resilience, and discover their inner strength. By integrating evidence-based therapy, mindfulness, and the teachings of Yoga, she aims to guide her clients toward a path of healing and self-discovery.

"Our scars can destroy us, even after the physical wounds have healed.

 But if we survive them, they can transform us."


Licensed Associate Counselor

New Jersey / 37AC00745300

Certified Trauma Professional

Mindfulness Informed Professional 

Registered Yoga Teacher
200 Hours

Certified trauma informed professional
certified mindfulness based therapist
yoga teacher certified

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Rider University

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