Jacky Smith

Mental Health Practitioner & Practicum Trainee

Jacky is completing her Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services, at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Jacky is a mental health practitioner with Natalis and is pursing LPCC licensure.  Jacky received her Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from North Dakota State University in 2006. Jacky’s goal is to become an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and has completed the Human Sexuality Graduate Certificate at the University of Minnesota in 2021.

Her aims as a therapist are to support clients to utilize the gift of sensitivity, to connect to others non-judgmentally and with a whole heart. She wants to help others feel at ease to tell their stories, share their challenges, and internal desires. She wants to support each individual to tap into their inner light, which makes them the magical and unique individual they are.

Jacky’s utilizes intersectionality of combined therapeutic approaches to provide effective counseling. She hopes to breakdown stereotypes within social constructs of gender roles, gender identity and sexual orientation. She is interested in creating an environment for individuals and couples, to feel free to share their vulnerabilities relating to their lived experiences. Communication and knowledge of one’s needs can be shared to create lasting change in one’s overall wellbeing.

She also sees clients at the Natalis University clinic. She receives clinical supervision from ANN BECHER-INGWALSON, PSY. D., LADC, LPCC, DBTC