Jacquelyn “Jackie” Smith, LAC, NCC

Jacquelyn Lorenzini, LAC, NCCJacquelyn “Jackie” Smith, LAC, NCC

Bethany Commons, Hazlet Office / Telehealth

Educational Background:

Jacquelyn Lorenzini completed her undergraduate studies at Montclair State University and obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rider University. Her clinical training included an internship at High Focus Centers, where she gained experience in Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs, working with adolescents and adults.

Clinical Experience:

Jacquelyn has extensive experience in individual, family, and group therapy settings. She employs a variety of therapeutic models including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Person-Centered Therapy. Jacquelyn is adept at addressing a wide range of issues such as substance abuse, personality disorders, mood disorders, trauma, self-harm, depression, and anxiety.

Therapeutic Approach:

Jacquelyn utilizes mindfulness and body-awareness techniques, alongside cognitive behavioral strategies to enhance life satisfaction and reduce anxiety and depression symptoms. She has facilitated DBT-informed groups focusing on mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation. Her approach is holistic, integrating mind and body practices to support overall mental health.

Specialized Training and Memberships:

  • Member of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Areas of Specialty:

Jacquelyn specializes in treating conditions including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic Disorder
  • LGBTQIA+ issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Self-Harm
  • Trauma

Professional Philosophy:

Jacquelyn is passionate about helping her clients understand themselves better, improve self-esteem, and learn coping strategies that are effective for them. She is dedicated to providing a supportive environment where clients can explore their feelings, challenges, and mental health symptoms.

Personal Insights:

Jacquelyn describes herself as understanding, warm, and humorous, with a compassionate approach that includes discussing common interests to create comfort during therapy sessions.

Favorite Quote:

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Dumbledore, from the Harry Potter Series


Jacquelyn offers therapy to children aged 10 and up, teens, and young adults, focusing on trauma, anxiety, and depression. She accepts insurance plans including BCBS, Cigna, and Aetna.