Counseling Services Staff


All services are provided by Dr. Jacqueline Belanger, a licensed psychologist.

Hi!  I'm Dr. Jacqueline Belanger. 

About me:
I grew up in Wooster and then headed to Massachusetts for my bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Smith College.  I later moved to California where I earned my PhD in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University.  I discovered my passion for college student mental health during an internship at San Jose State University.  I continued my focus on college student mental health with an internship at University of California at Riverside and then a fellowship at California Lutheran University.  I became a licensed psychologist in California in 2007.  When I returned to Wooster in 2010, I also became a licensed psychologist in Ohio.  I have been working at Ohio State ATI since November 2010.

My Therapeutic Style:
Therapy sessions with me may look very different for different clients, because I try to adapt my techniques to match each client’s needs.  My therapeutic style is grounded in the belief that we have the ability to heal and thrive in a safe, supportive environment.  Although it is hard to describe what our sessions may look like, there are certain things that you can expect from me:

  1. I will accept you for who you are and will support you in whatever you are going through. 
  2. I will seek to truly understand who you are, what you have experienced, how you think, and how you feel. 
  3. I will encourage you to share the good, the bad, and the ugly about yourself.  I will continue to accept you.
  4. I will be genuine and transparent.  In other words, I will be open with you about my thoughts and feelings.  I will answer your questions honestly. 
  5. I understand that no therapist can give every single client what they need.
    • If I believe that you would be better served by an outside provider, I will tell you as soon as I make that realization.  I do this out of my commitment to your psychological wellbeing – not because I want to “get rid” of you.  I will do my best to help you make a successful connection with an appropriate provider.    
    • If you want help in connecting with an outside provider (whether you have been in therapy with me or not), I will do my best to help you make a successful connection with an appropriate provider.


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