JACQUELINE (JACKIE) RHEW, LCPC, CADC has co-authored The Successful Parenting Workbook: create your custom plain for raising independent child into adulthood, along with several other publications in her over 25 years of treating the whole person. Jacqueline’s expertise lies in a multitude of areas such as school refusal, eating disorders, self-injury, substance abuse, gaming addictions, grief issues, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Jacqueline has served both adolescents and adults by the using specific techniques and teachings through individual, family and group therapy. Jacqueline has had proven success through the use of dialectical behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, exposure response prevention, and relational therapy during the therapeutic process. She is an expert in her field specifically consulting with schools, family agencies and mental health hospitals.
As the co-founder of the Center for Emotional Wellness of the Northwest Suburbs, she is an expert in her field and is called upon by hundreds of school districts both locally and internationally for consulting staff in order to better serve their youth. Jacqueline serves as a clinical liaison for AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. She previously served as Assistant Director for the School Anxiety/School Refusal Program; a program she was instrumental in creating and developing. Jacqueline has facilitated 300-plus workshops for professionals and parents, both locally and nationally on topics ranging from anxiety, school refusal, parenting, and self-injury. She continues to be a sought after keynote speaker due to her expertise in her field. She has been featured on Chicago ABC and CBS for her exemplary work and insight. She was interviewed on the treatment of adolescents struggling with avoidant school behaviors as well as bullying. Jacqueline was recently interviewed and quoted on parenting by several newspapers and magazines, including the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Herald, and the Chicago Parent.