Jacquelyn Pfeifer, LMFT

Areas of Knowledge 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Anger

  • Self-Esteem

  • Trauma

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Gender Identity Exploration

  • Social and/or Medical Gender Transition Support


  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

I support my clients on their journey to gain insight and find the tools they can use to be more intentional in their growth.


My experience supporting those with physical and emotional trauma has taught me to trust the individualized process of healing. So many of us have experienced criticism and shame—from the outside world, from our own

thoughts, and sometimes even from those we have

reached out to for help in the past. This is why it is so

important for me as a therapist to accept and witness

your process without judgement.


You are the expert on your experiences. I trust 

your strength. Each person’s therapy is a unique process

of discovering and building on what works best for them.

This means that I am committed to listen, trust, and

collaborate with you to understand your world, and to

make sure you are getting what you are looking for out

of our relationship.


I am dedicated to supporting those navigating the

world in a non-traditional family and/or lifestyle (foster

care/adoption/poly/chosen and other diverse families),

and folks who exist across the spectrum of gender and

sexuality. I have extensive experience working with trans

and gender non-conforming children, youth, and adults.  

As a sex-positive therapist, I am comfortable working

with you, if you are single, partneredpoly, or working on

your relationship with yourself.


In all of my therapeutic work, be it with partnerships, individuals, or families, I strive to bring my utmost authenticity to our therapeutic relationship and will ask the same of you. Therapy at its best is a challenging but deeply rewarding endeavour, and I look forward to being a supportive and steadfast companion on your therapeutic journey.


Education & Professional Memberships


Jacquelyn Pfeifer, is a licensed marriage and family therapist

and is a trained EMDR therapist. 


Jacquelyn has trained at:

Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, Chicago, IL
UT Department of Diversity and Community Engagement, Austin, TX
Adler University, Chicago,IL
Prepare Enrich

LifeWorks Psychotherapy Center

EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs


Jacquelyn is a member of:

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and

Therapists (AASECT)
International Family Therapy Association (IFTA)
Kinky & Poly Aware Chicago Therapists (KPACT)